When it comes to search and rescue (SAR) missions, every minute can mean the difference between life and death. For the men and women coordinating rescue operations, situational awareness is vitally important to SAR helicopter crews. New capabilities are now becoming available to greatly improve distress alerts, communications and crew safety for mission success.

Improving Situational Awareness for Airborne SAR Missions – McMurdo

Guest Editorial By Steve Waters, McMurdo Inc. Airborne search and rescue missions are some of the most dangerous and demanding operations undertaken by military and civilian helicopter aircrews. Usually conducted at night...
First Responders (Image Credit: Mitre)

Call For Proposals on Advanced First Responder Technologies (Learn More)

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced a new Call for Proposals for 'NextGen First Responder Technologies' to promote and fund U.S.-Israel joint development in advanced technologies for...
RapidSOS

RapidSOS Equips 911 Centers with Accurate Cellphone Locations (Video)

RapidSOS and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure have partnered to provide public safety agencies which use Hexagon's Intergraph® Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. Through...
Ladder 18 heading home to Southie. (Image Credit: BFD Twitter)

Boston Fire Dept Dedicates Five New Ladder Trucks (Learn More – Video)

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn unveiled the latest additions to the Boston Fire Department's (BFD) fleet at a dedication ceremony at the Engine 14 and...
VESTA®

FL County Moves to NG9-1-1 with Airbus DS Comm VESTA (Learn More)

Hillsborough County's 9-1-1 Administration has selected Airbus DS Communication's VESTA® 9-1-1 solution to put the Florida county on the path to implementing Next-Generation 9-1-1. Airbus DS Communications also will install an IP network...
TASER X2 (top) and TASER X26P (below) Smart Weapons. The use of TASER weapons has saved more than 175,000 lives from potential death or serious injury. (Photo courtesy of TASER International)

Australian & New Zealand Police Select TASER Smart Weapons (Video)

TASER International is in receipt of an order for 930 TASER X26P™ Smart Weapons for New South Wales Police, 800 X26s for the Queensland Police Service, and 855 TASER® X2™ Smart Weapons for the...
Thousands of officers from the US CBP, US ICE, TSA, Federal Protective Service, US Coast Guard, and FEMA to benefit from the most advanced body armor solutions - Now secures awards with municipal police agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Armor Express Wins Over $2M in New Int’l Contracts (Learn More – Video)

Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, has secured more than $2 million in new and add-on contracts from two international law enforcement customers, namely the...
Trump Inauguration

Massive Security Preparations Under Way for Trump Inauguration (Video)

By Peter Hermann, The Washington Post Security measures related to Friday’s presidential inauguration are already visible, in the form of Jersey barriers placed on the streets near Lafayette Square. Parking restrictions will begin...
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña thanks Mayor Turner and LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel, for their leadership and commitment to the Houston-area fire departments

Donation Supports HazMat Training for Houston-Area Fire Depart’s

LyondellBasell, has made a donation of $100,000 to fund specialized emergency training for six Houston-area fire departments that serve key industrial corridors. The donation will underwrite hazardous materials (HazMat) training scholarships for fire...

LVMPD Use Secured Communications to Protect 300K on NYE (Video)

Over 300,000 revelers attending New Year’s Eve celebrations across Las Vegas were protected by Secured Communications’ encrypted messaging platform that allowed a dozen law enforcement and public safety agencies to coordinate with 52...
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