Iris-based authentication system to make prisoner release process more accurate. (Courtesy of the LASD)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept Deploys Iris ID Technology

Iris ID, a leading provider of iris recognition technology, a Winner in the Annual 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program newly nominated to compete in the 2020 'ASTORS' Program, has been...
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB, is making a comeback as a new generation of recreational users rediscovers it through online marketplaces.

Dangerous ‘Party Drug’ has been Everywhere — Even on Amazon

August 13, 2020 – In Breaking News – NBC News It had been several years since professor Joseph Palamar had seen that unmistakable “caveman face,” the telltale sign of an imminent overdose...
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...
Cholo Abdi Abdullah (at left), a 30 yo Kenyan national, plotted to hijack an aircraft and conduct a 9/11-style attack in the United States. On the morning of December 6, 2019 Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani (at right), killed three men and injured eight others in a terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.

Foreign Terrorist Groups Direct Operatives to Attack US says NJOHSP

By the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) maintain the ability to train operatives to plot external operations in...
New York State's Digital Pass Offers Free, Voluntary Way to Share COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Status in Accordance with New York State Guidelines to Help Fast-Track Reopening of Businesses and Entertainment Venues Statewide. (Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo/New York State)

Why Vaccine Passports Are Destined to Fail

April 5, 2021 – In Breaking News – PC Magazine About a week ago, after sitting on the floor of a Walgreens for three hours, I was finally injected with a tiny...
PWPORG.ORG (Preparedness Without Paranoia) is a 501(c)(3) built by law enforcement and security industry practitioners and educators to provide educational resources to kids, families and communities on safety and emergency preparedness.

AST Editorial Director Joins PWPORG Preparedness Advisory Board

AST is pleased to announce that Tammy Waitt, Editorial and Managing Director at American Security Today has been invited to join the PWPORG Advisory Board, effective immediately. Ms. Waitt holds a degree...
Officer William Earl Collins Jr., who served as a part-time police officer with the Doyline Police Department, and a full-time correctional supervisor with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance Friday evening. A subject in the home opened fire three deputies from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office as they arrived on the scene. Officer Collins was struck in the head and was flown to Ochsner LSU Health where he succumbed to his wounds. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Hero Down: LA Officer Shot and Killed While Helping with a Disturbance Call

July 10, 2021 – In Breaking News – 4WWL  Authorities in Louisiana say an officer has died after being met with gunfire while responding to a disturbance call. The Webster Parish sheriff...
Designed to save lives and prevent property damage, CornellCookson’s new SmokeShield™ Fabric Smoke and Fire safety closure joins their SmokeShield® Elevator Smoke Curtain to enhance life safety by compartmentalizing dangerous fire and smoke at the first hint of smoke

SmokeShield: Most Versatile Fire Pro-tection & Smoke Mitigation on Market

CornellCookson, a leader in closure products for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, a 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner, and a Double Competitor in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’  Awards Program, is...
PWPORG Parents with Preparedness Launches Special 9/11 2021 Edition Featuring the voice of practitioners, which should never be silenced.  Earned experience, especially through crisis is invaluable in preparedness education. We are honored to announce this special edition and encourage you to go to https://www.pwporg.org/ to view it in it’s entirety. 

FDNY: FATHERS AND SONS, A LEGACY PASSED ALONG

September 2021 - By PARENTS WITH PREPAREDNESS MAGAZINE Written by Jim Johnson On September 11, 2001, FDNY’s Thomas Richardson and Richard Blatus were Battalion Chiefs working in different areas of New York who...
The New Short-Range Tactical Quadcopter ION™ M640x, Provides Unmatched Capabilities for Defense and Public Safety Customers

Teledyne FLIR Launches ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter UAS

Teledyne FLIR, a Finalist in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced the launch of the New ION™ M640x tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The American designed, developed and manufactured...