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Thu, 2017-01-05 06:51 AM

Quinn

WASHINGTON Jan. 4, 2017 2016 marks the safest year ever for American miners. Together, coal mines and metal/non-metal mines last year recorded the lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of U...
Wed, 2016-12-28 10:42 PM

Fanning

WALLINGFORD, CT Dec. 28, 2016 Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they have signed a three-year agreement to equip the New York City Police...
Fri, 2016-12-23 01:11 PM

Herman

PITTSBURGH Dec. 21, 2016 Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it will make it easy and cost effective to firefighters to equip their G1 self-...
Wed, 2016-12-21 10:09 AM
NORTH BILLERICA, MA Dec. 20, 2016 Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) today served default and dispute notices concerning important operational safety agreements with the...
Wed, 2016-12-21 09:54 AM

Wiedefeld

The following are prepared remarks by Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld for the Metro Board Safety Committee meeting of Thursday, December 15, 2016:"I want to update the Committee on the...
Wed, 2016-12-14 10:21 AM
WOODLAND, WA Dec. 13, 2016 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has received Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness approval for its Patient Loading Utility System™ (PLUS), for the Pilatus PC-12/47...
Wed, 2016-12-14 08:11 AM

Cianciolo

LANHAM, MD Dec. 5, 2016 McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, announced today that it was awarded a $6.67 million USD contract by the...
Wed, 2016-12-14 08:08 AM

Pitz

HUNTSVILLE, AL Dec. 6, 2016 Canadian Pacific (CP) has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for managing its major incidents and responses....
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:17 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL Dec. 6, 2016 Officers and crew members of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Glory were recently honored with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for...
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:14 PM
BOLINGBROOK, IL Nov. 30, 2016 Wi-Tronix announces production release of Violet™, the industry’s first real-time streaming event recorder of record hardware and software solution.
Thu, 2016-12-08 10:00 AM

Connors

WESTFORD, MA Dec. 5, 2016 Tyco Security Products announced that Software House C•CURE 9000, the access-control powerhouse, now integrates with Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System by...
Thu, 2016-12-08 09:39 AM
BOLTON, MS Dec. 6, 2016 Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi....

Commentary and Opinions

The Boston Marathon incident is an unfortunate, tragic reminder that, as citizens, we must always remain aware, alert and diligent! Individuals must hone a “sixth sense” that helps them detect, anticipate and plan for danger in advance of it happening. People innately know when something is wrong, dangerous, or just “off,” and in those situations it is imperative to take action rather than just brushing it off. 
The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.
When a disaster strikes, the pre-existing relationships between government and the private sector must be leveraged to launch an effective response and recovery effort. The objective for community crisis response is to support and bolster the capabilities that function effectively in the normal state to function with the same level of success in the emergency state.
 Whenever a crisis requires a large evacuation, effective communication becomes vital to the success of any response operation. All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication -- power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened civilians.
In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama. While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.
 

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