An LA County Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter demonstrates it’s water suppression capabilities during an airshow. (Courtesy of Trent Bell)

Sikorsky Delivers Firehawks to the LACo FD for Aerial Firefighting (Video)

Sikorsky has delivered two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters to the County of Los Angeles at a ceremony in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be customized to a Firehawk™ configuration to meet L.A. County...
Jonathan Daniel Kutej

N Texas Man Gets 60 yrs for Producing Child Pornography (Learn More)

A North Texas man was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to 60 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John R. Parker...
Eighty-nine firefighters (56 volunteer, 23 career and 10 wildland agency) died while on duty in 2016.

Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2016, Report Released

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2016," identifies and analyzes all on-duty U.S. firefighter fatalities that occurred last year increase understanding of their causes...
Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi man, reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York's Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning (Image courtesy of YouTube)

NY: Man Detonates Pipe Bomb in Attempted Terror Attack (Multi-Video)

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb detonated his explosive in a walkway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square on Monday, injuring three people...
The safety train consists of a dedicated locomotive, two boxcars converted into classrooms, four types of railroad tank cars used in transporting all types of chemicals, and two specially equipped flat cars with a variety of tank-car valves and fittings

Safety Train Educates 3,241 First Responders on its 2017 Tour (Video)

In 2017, Norfolk Southern provided training to 3,241 first responders across its network on the company's safety train, a rolling learning lab that helps communities prepare for and safely respond to potential...
The defeat of ISIS by U.S.-backed coalition forces in Raqqa, its once self-declared capital, represents a significant milestone in disrupting ISIS operations in the region. While the victory marks a significant turning point in the campaign against radical Islamist terror, the cowardly attack in New York City demonstrates the effectiveness of ISIS’ ability to spread its twisted ideology online.

McCaul Releases December Terror Threat Snapshot

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) has released December’s Terror Threat Snapshot, a monthly assessment of the Committee’s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world...
Rohit Braggs, Orolia VP of PNT Networks and Sources

Orolia Receives Two 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

Orolia, the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions, has  won the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards in two key categories. The awards, sponsored by American Security Today, were...
The Rapid DNA machine being loaded (Image courtesy of DHS S&T)

Rapid DNA Completes DNA Testing in Minutes Instead of Months (Video)

In late November 2017, the Massachusetts Office of Chief Medical Examiner (MAOCME) issued their first official identification of a deceased person based on the accredited use of Rapid DNA in their lab. This represents...
William Atchison

Shooter Posed as High School Student to Carry Out Deadly Attack (Multi-Video)

  By Russell Contreras, Associated Press via ABC News A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the...
Michael Madsen, Publisher of American Security Today, Welcomes the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winners to the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon at ISC East in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Sponsored by ATI Systems, Sharp Electronics, Automatic Systems America and Robotic Assistance Devices! American Security Today’s 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with...