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Wed, 2016-11-30 08:13 AM
CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2016 Universal Security Staff working at Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airports recently received advanced Active Shooter Response training from Archway Defense. Guards have...
Wed, 2016-11-30 07:17 AM

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg to call on the FRA to take immediate steps to advance...
Tue, 2016-11-29 07:16 AM

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COLUMBUS, OH Nov. 28, 2016 Officials from The Ohio State University announced updates today about the incident this morning in which several community members were injured and the suspect, an Ohio...
Tue, 2016-11-29 06:53 AM

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ATLANTA Nov. 28, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has been diagnosed in a resident of Brownsville, Texas...
Mon, 2016-11-28 01:55 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Nov. 25, 2016 Global SuperTanker Services, LLC is pleased to confirm the Spirit of John Muir's arrival in Israel. Just 24 hours after receiving an urgent request from the...
Tue, 2016-11-22 06:18 AM
HUNTSVILLE, AL Nov. 21, 2016 Uttar Pradesh Police, the largest police force in India, has opened its state-wide, centralized "Dial 100" Emergency Operation Center in the provincial capital, Lucknow....
Tue, 2016-11-22 06:12 AM
ARLINGTON, VA Nov. 21, 2016 By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-month contract with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), focused on bringing satellite communications to...
Mon, 2016-11-21 07:08 AM
Nov. 21, 2016 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, announced today that a new Wide- Area Mass Notification Warning System using redundant...
Mon, 2016-11-21 06:53 AM
WASHINGTON Nov. 19, 2016 NASA successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of highly advanced geostationary weather satellites Saturday...
Fri, 2016-11-18 01:42 PM
DALLAS Nov. 17, 2016 Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today launched its newest series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The...
Thu, 2016-11-17 01:53 AM
ROME, NY Nov. 15, 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully...
Thu, 2016-11-17 01:31 AM
LONDON Nov. 16, 2016 Stories of dedication, selflessness, innovation, courage and bravery dominated the events held in Washington D.C., USA and Lisbon, Portugal yesterday when the winners of the...

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Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
As the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is currently being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) remains concerned about conflicting Ebola medical waste regulations and confusion over regulations and proper procedures at hospitals across the U.S. Despite the U.S.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water
 

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