With the increasing strain on public services in response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the professional firefighters, EMTs and emergency service professionals that make up High Rise Escape Systems, believe it is irresponsible to believe emergency services will be obtainable, timely and equipped to provide rescue from multi-story buildings, Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers or other critical infrastructure environments.

Access to Emergency Self-Evacuation is Critical for Multi-Story Buildings

First responder deaths related to COVID-19 are up this year, and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports 22* confirmed on-duty firefighter deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it the leading cause of...
One thing I know for sure: there will be no going back to the old screening procedures. Why? Because three waves of change are combining to crest and crash down on the thresholds of their venues at the same time. The future of people screening will be quite different indeed, but it will be much, much better—at least for those who learn to adapt.

The RISE of the DIGITAL THRESHOLD

By Peter George, CEO, Evolv Technology The New Normal Throughout this global pandemic period I’ve had many conversations with leaders responsible for people screening at live sports and entertainment venues, workplaces, schools, houses of...
Pictured here is some property left behind in the park. 10 arrests have been made for various offenses. (Courtesy of the Seattle Police Dept. and Twitter.)

Seattle Police Clearing Homeless Camp from Cal Anderson Park

December 18, 2020 – In Breaking News – KOMO NEWS Seattle police began clearing a large homeless camp from Cal Anderson Park early Friday morning after a judge declined to block authorities...
In a scheme that U.S. officials have linked to Russian intelligence, hackers had months of access to internal email accounts in at least a dozen U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury, Homeland Security and Commerce departments.

Russia’s Federal Cyber Attack on U.S.? What Are the Feds Doing?

Over the course of the past several days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)...
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Torrel Brown, or has information about the shooting, please call the FBI New York at 212-384-1000. (Courtesy of the FBI)

FBI/NYPD Seeks Suspected Gunman Torrell Brown: $5,000 Reward

The New York FBI/NYPD Metro Safe Streets Task Force is asking for help from the public in locating a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July...

AST Proudly Presents the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners

American Security Today’s 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards program is in its Fifth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public...
The CIA's Special Activities Center carries out covert operations and has its own paramilitary force that carries out counterterrorism operations. While they act as an independent force, they often rely on the military for transportation and logistical support.

Pentagon to Cut Most of Support to CIA’s Counterterrorism Missions

December 10, 2020 – In Breaking News – ABC News In a surprising move, the Pentagon has told the Central Intelligence Agency that it plans to end the majority of the military...
Louisiana and Suffolk County, NY, among regions leveraging tool to communicate COVID-related advisories and prepare for distribution of vaccine to residents

‘ASTORS’ Winner Rave Announces New Vaccine Distribution Solution

Rave Mobile Safety, a leading critical communication platform and newly announced Multi-Award Winner in the 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is introducing its Vaccine Distribution Solution to aid state and...
The boat, being referred to as a new type of ‘narcosub’, is a battery operated watercraft capable of completely submerging for up to 12 hours, in order to evade law enforcement.

DEA Discovers New Type of Drug Running ‘Narcosub’ in Columbia

On November 5th, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was recognized for Excellence in Homeland Security in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, working with the Colombian military, discovered a new...
On Friday afternoon, a gunman opened fire at the Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee, sending eight people to the hospital. A manhunt is still underway for the shooter, who witnesses described as a white man in his 20s or 30s.

8 Injured in Wisconsin Mall Shooting, Police Search for Suspect

July 11, 2020 – In Breaking News – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The gunman who opened fire injuring eight people at Mayfair mall in Wauwatosa remains at large, Wauwatosa police said Saturday...