A memorial fund has been created to support CHP Officer Kirk Griess' family. The former Marine Corps veteran is survived by his wife, two daughters, 25 and 21, and 14-year-old son.

Fmr Marine & CHP Officer Killed in Bay Area Crash (Learn More, Videos)

By Kiki Intarasuwan and Jodi Hernandez, 7 San Diego News A California Highway Patrol officer died from his injuries following a "significant traffic accident" on a highway in Fairfield Friday morning, according...
Homeland security & public safety professionals have expressed concerns of a potential catastrophic UAS event with the possibility of mass casualties, wide-ranging hazmat contamination, and threats to critical infrastructure, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, utilities and airports, among others.

Fire Technology, Drones & the Need for Counter-Technology (Multi-Video)

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Public Safety Advisor & Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU) Over the past year, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—aka drones—have demonstrated their value to public safety organizations worldwide...
Zakaryia Abdin was nabbed at airport trying to travel to join ISIS. Abdin told undercover FBI agent: 'Let the brothers know I am coming very soon' (Courtesy of YouTube)

SC Man Nabbed at Airport Trying to Join ISIS Pleads Guilty (Learn More, Video)

Zakaryia Abdin, 19, of Ladson, South Carolina, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, before...

CDC: Zika Still a Threat & Babies with Zika Need Attention (Multi- Video)

About 1 in 7 babies now 1 year or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy had one or more health problems possibly caused by exposure...
Broward County authorities on Tuesday delayed the scheduled release of video from police interviews with the former student suspected of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in February. Prosecutors have said they plan to seek the death penalty despite his attorney's offer of a guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence. (Courtesy of YouTube)

‘Kill Me’: Parkland Shooter’s Alleged Confession Delayed (Multi-Video)

By Karma Allen, ABC News Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school, said he felt “worthless” and repeatedly indicated that he wanted to...
On July 7, President Trump signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, requiring the(CDC to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters

New Firefighter Cancer Registry Will Help to Monitor Cancer Incidents

Fire fighters face many dangers that may harm their health. On July 7, President Trump signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018. The Act requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
As a firefighter, you work in physically, emotionally and psychologically challenging situations — sometimes with limited resources. You also face the added pressure of performing safely and effectively under significant time constraints. These difficult work conditions can lead to burnout over the long-term.

Firefighter Burnout and Workplace Safety (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Are firefighters who show symptoms of burnout less likely to follow safety procedures? A team of researchers recently set out to learn if burnout impacted a firefighter’s...
The Black Sage counter drone system provides early detection to allow law enforcement to take action even before the drone is airborne, AI classification to reduce false alarms, operator location to assist law enforcement in apprehension, and forensic data to ensure prosecution is all provided by the service. (Courtesy of Black Sage Technologies)

Black Sage Offers Counter Drone Protection for Large Scale Events

As witnessed by the recent failed Venezuala assassination attempt, stadiums and open-air venues are particularly vulnerable to the growing risk posed by the proliferation of consumer drones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y_0TFHR0fM (Officials in the South American country...
New Response Operations Program to Provide Unprecedented Emergency Support Customized for Each State

FirstNet Plans Emerg Drop Kits, As a ‘Connected Bubble’ for Public Safety

In an emergency, communication is critical to response efforts. That’s why former public safety officials and first responders on the AT&T* FirstNet team, in collaboration with Sonim, are creating Emergency Drop Kits. These portable kits...
Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, DISA’s New Chief of Staff

DISA’s New Chief of Staff Focused on Serving the Warfighter

Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, brings more than 25 years of cyber and information technology experience to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) chief of...