NIST modeling tool to help advance cellular emergency communications (Image courtesy of NIST)

NIST Modeling Tool: Clear Talk for First Responders (Learn More, Video)

For first responders, such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians, a successful outcome to a mission—and perhaps the difference between life and death for them and those they are...
EDGE is a multiplayer, scalable, online training environment for first responders—single agencies or across agency, jurisdiction, or discipline—for a coordinated response to critical incidents. EDGE is available for free to all U.S. first responder agencies.

S&T EDGE Virtual First Responders Training an ‘ASTORS’ Finalist (Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)  new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform has been selected as a Finalist in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards...
Digital Barriers

COBAN & Digital Barriers Partner on Live Facial Recog for Police Dash

COBAN Technologies, a leader in body-worn cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement, is partnering with Digital Barriers to provide live facial recognition and live video streaming technology for the...
Victoria McCurley, (left), and Alfred Dupree (Images courtesy of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

GA Teens Charged in Columbine Like Plot to Attack High School (Videos)

By Dakin Andone and Tina Burnside, CNN Two Georgia teenagers appeared in court Thursday on charges that they planned to attack their high school. Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley, who were arrested Wednesday,...
IMPORTANT: First Responders don’t have to change providers just because their state opts-in to FirstNet

First Responders Don’t Have to Change Providers for FirstNet

By Don Brittingham, Vice President, Public Safety Policy, Verizon There is always a lot of buzz when a new state announces their decision to “opt-in” to FirstNet. However, first responders must understand they...
The SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard from Robotic Assistance Devices and SMP Robotics is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle that incorporates advanced intelligence to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting outdoor activity, including humans and vehicles.

RAD Partners with PSA to Deliver Robotic Guard to a Wider Network

On the Move Systems' wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) will make its S5 Security Guard Robot available to members of PSA Security Network, the world's largest systems integrator cooperative made up...
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, CT, when 20 yo Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members.

Unsealed FBI Docs Paint Portrait of Sandy Hook Shooter (Multi-Video)

By Ray Sanchez, CNN A woman who befriended Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza online said he was "singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders and spree killings" and looked upon school shooters "with respect...
Motorola Solutions unveiled a future incident command concept demonstration that uses mixed reality for a multi-dimensional view of events as they unfold for a SWAT team.

Motorola Solutions Redefining Public Safety Communications (Multi-Video)

Motorola Solutions introduced new integrated software-based communication solutions built specifically for the needs of police and first responders at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2017, held at the...
A lot can happen in thirty seconds. Police officers on the street are used to the unexpected, but often an incident develops so quickly that there simply isn’t time to tell dispatch, call for backup or do anything other than react instinctively.

Deliver Real Time Alerts to Agency Upon Gun Draw (Learn More, Video)

Safariland, debuted a new partnered technology, developed in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from October 21-24. With this product, a Motorola...
Known as the “Jack Rabbit Project,” the multi-agency chlorine release experiments were conducted in part to help emergency responders meet the planning, tactical and operational challenges of a catastrophic Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) release. (Image courtesy of the Utah Valley University) During this 20 ton release trial, the small cone in the extreme bottom center of the photo was 50 meters upwind with a wind speed of 3.55 meters/second. (Image courtesy of the Utah Valley University)

New Report for Emerg Responders on Toxic Risk of Chlorine Releases

A report on test releases of liquefied compressed chlorine was published on Sept. 30 by Utah Valley University (UVU). Known as the “Jack Rabbit Project,” the multi-agency chlorine release experiments were conducted in...