An emergency response incident commander should be well-versed on how to respond to all hazards, including the intricacies of radiological and nuclear incidents. Because the hazards associated with radiological or nuclear (rad/nuc) incidents are uniquely challenging to convey accurately to first responders, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed a solution in the form of the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) Program. In the field, the ROSS makes recommendations, interprets models, and analyzes data for that incident commander.

S&T Supports Radiation Preparedness with RadResponder (Multi-Video)

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident on March 11, 2011 resulted in public misconception that radioactive fallout would impact the west coast of the United States. State and local emergency managers...
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Multi-Agency Effort Nabs a Yuma’s Most Wanted (Learn More, Videos)

U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents from the Wellton Station Integrated Targeting Team and Yuma Sector Intelligence Unit, in collaboration with the United States Marshals Service (USMS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and...
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4 Types of Riots: Keys to Quickly Regaining Control (Multi-Video)

Guest editorial by Joel McNelly, Police Commander specializing in Intelligence, Investigations, Physical Security, Risk Assessment, and Leadership Riots are an interesting phenomenon. Contrary to popular belief, they are not all the same. From spontaneous...
To truly understand why ZoOm is revolutionary, the threats that a biometric authenticator faces in the real world must be fully understood. (Courtesy of FaceTec)

ZoOm 3D Face Login: A New Global Standard in Anti-Spoofing (Videos)

3D face recognition tech firm FaceTec, has announced that its ZoOm 3D Face Login is now the first - and only - biometric to achieve a Level 1 rating in the...
More than 7,500 emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers at the three Sept. 11 crash sites have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer, according to the World Trade Center Health Program, which is administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sept. 11 Still Killing FBI Agents & First Responders (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By Del Quentin Wilber, The Los Angeles Times FBI Agent Dave LeValley was driving to work in Manhattan when he saw the first jetliner strike the World Trade Center on a bright September...
The sunrise ceremony kicked off a day of memorials, prayer services, blood drives and dedications to commemorate the lives lost in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting. The giant casino marquees were set to go dark in unison Monday night with the names of the victims to be read shortly after. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered One Year Later (Learn More, Videos)

By Tim Stelloh, the Associated Press, and NBC News Hundreds gathered for a sunrise ceremony at an amphitheater in Las Vegas on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting that left...
We know that violence occurs in schools & that you are going to have aggressive behavior & situations that don’t necessarily involve gun violence but that involve some other response that needs to occur, explains Dr. Amy Klinger. “EDGE gives educators an opportunity to immerse themselves in it, make decisions, analyze those decisions and think ‘OK, what would I have done differently?’ And then you can do it differently. As opposed to a one-time training, where you think ‘I wish I had done this.’”

Free Virtual Training Gives First Responders & School Staff, Educators an ‘EDGE’ (Learn More,...

New Free Tool for First Responders and School Staff and Educators, is now available and at their disposal to help ensure the safety of our nation’s schools, as well as the...
Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, a single father who served with the department for two-and-a-half years, died early Sunday, after responding to a 5-alarm fire. (Courtesy of the Worcester Fire Department)

Hero Down: Worcester Firefighter Dies Battling 5 Alarm Blaze (Multi-Video)

Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, of the Worcester Fire Department, perished after battling a 5-alarm basement fire of a 3-story, 6-unit apartment building Sunday, on 7 Lowell Street, in Worcester, Massachussets. Roy, a...
Armor Express Traverse, Molle configuration (pictured here), is an overt patrol vest that will convert your legacy concealable soft armor into a front zip-side opening vest. This vest offers MOLLE, Dress, and slicked out options to meet your departmental requirements, while providing as much customization and utility as possible.

Armor-Express Unveils Mission-Ready Protective Solutions at SHOT Show

Armor Express, a 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Personal/ Protective Equipment Product, unveiled the company's newest innovations in ballistic technology, carrier designs, hard armor applications, and accessory tools at...

Addressing School Security Using Multi-Layered Advanced Technologies

Guest OpEd by Stephen Esposito, Vice President, Smiths Detection Inc. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans spend each day of the academic year in a school building. With such a large percentage of our...