No borough or neighborhood was spared, with the shuttered companies ranging from Engine Co. 55 in lower Manhattan, to Engine Co. 234 in Crown Heights, to Engine Co. 231 in Brownsville. Others included Ladder Co. 128 in Long Island City and Engine Co. 158 and Ladder Co. 78 on Staten Island, according to information provided by Malliotakis and Councilman Joe Borelli (R-SI), who cited the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Borelli said the list of 26 came from a FDNY alert dispatched to members. (Courtesy of YouTube)

26 FDNY Firehouses Out-of-Service over Vaccine Mandate Staff Shortage

October 30, 2021 – In Breaking News – NEW YORK POST The FDNY shuttered 26 fire companies citywide on Saturday due to staff shortages caused by the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to...
From real-time alerts to long-term trends, the insights that can be gleaned from video analytics are invaluable to law enforcement agencies and a crucial tool for speeding the investigation process, saving valuable time and resources.

Video Content Analytics: A Force Multiplier to Accelerate Investigations

Guest Editorial by Stephanie Weagle, CMO at BriefCam Video surveillance has long been a necessary tool for law enforcement to keep communities safe and reduce crime. Yet sifting through hundreds of hours...
TeknoScan’s advanced sampling and analyzing technologies rapidly and reliably detect and identify organic compounds such as explosives, drugs and other target substances.

Trace Chemical Detection for Sniffing Drugs & Weapons in School Lockers

Guest Editorial Dr. Sabatino Nacson, CTO of Teknoscan Teknoscan, in collaboration with a local security agency and a Buffalo, New York high school conducted a trial to sniff school lockers for illegal...
Retailers are helping police departments streamline investigations through a unique digital transformation initiative which speeds sharing of CCTV footage.

Retailers Aid Law Enforce thru Digital Transformation & Rapid Data Sharing

Guest Editorial by Rod Guy, VP of Strategy, NICE Public Safety A recent NRF (National Retail Federation) Study reveals that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers have experienced growing concerns...
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping Security

Guest OpEd by George J. Newton   As technology advances, we see security changing along with it. Artificial intelligence (AI), is becoming more widespread, meaning that more industries can take advantage of...
Verizon Frontline recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind, Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) vehicle showcasing next-generation emergency response technology for New York City first responders during a demonstration at the city’s Office of Emergency Management on National First Responders Day, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in New York. (Courtesy of Verizon Frontline)

Verizon Frontline Holds NYC Tech Showcase on First Responders Day

Verizon Frontline showcased next-generation emergency response technology for New York City first responders during a demonstration at the city’s Office of Emergency Management, which was Recognized in the 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security...
The Zero Trust security paradigm has emerged to address this complex, distributed environment. Will it kill EDR? And what will come in its place? Read on to find out. (Courtesy of Pixabay)

Will Zero Trust Make EDR Irrelevant?

Guest OpEd by Gilad David Maayan, CEO and Founder of Agile SEO Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) was until recently a staple of network security at large enterprises. EDR solutions were installed...
Video has surfaced showing fans begging staff to stop the show during Travis Scott's performance at the Astroworld festival. (Courtesy of Twitter and YouTube)

Deadly Crowd Surge at Astroworld Music Festival Kills 8 (Multi-Video)

November 7, 2021 – In Breaking News – CNN Following a crowd surge at a Houston concert that left at least eight people dead and dozens injured, authorities will examine key causes behind the...

U.S. Veterans Living with Traumatic Brain Injury Need Our Support

On Veterans Day, AST is joining with New York brain injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, to call for more support for the hundreds of thousands of American Veterans...
Big Stone Gap Police Officer Michael Chandler died Saturday night on his 29th birthday from injuries sustained in a shooting while he was performing a welfare check at a vacant home.

Hero Down: Suspect in Fatal Police Officer Shooting in Custody

A Big Stone Gap man is in police custody tonight after an extensive search and investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement following the fatal shooting of a The Town...