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...
JPSO deputy and DEA TFO Stephen Arnold was shot in New Orleans on Jan 26, 2016 during an the execution of a arrest warrant.

Suspect in DEA Task Force Deputy Shooting Pleads Guilty (Multi-Video)

Jarvis Hardy, age 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty earlier this week to multiple charges that led to the shooting of a DEA task force officer. Hardy is charged with the...

US Marshals Operation ‘Summer in the City’ Turns Up Heat On NJ Crime

Federal, state and local agencies united with the U.S. Marshals Service District of New Jersey and the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force to help reduce gang violence across the state of...
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...
Venezuelan officials say explosive drones went off as President Nicolás Maduro was giving a live televised speech in Caracas, but he is unharmed. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Failed ‘Drone Attack’ Assassination? 6 Arrests Made (Learn More, Videos)

By BBC News Six people have been arrested in Venezuela for involvement in an apparent assassination attempt on President Nicolás Maduro, the interior minister says. Néstor Reverol said they were part of a...
Officer Cem Duzel (Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department)

Iraqi Immigrant Who Shot CO Police Officer in the Head Never Deported

By 4 CBS News Denver Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel was shot overnight and was critically hurt in a shootout. “We like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of support from...