Eighty-nine firefighters (56 volunteer, 23 career and 10 wildland agency) died while on duty in 2016.

Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2016, Report Released

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, "Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2016," identifies and analyzes all on-duty U.S. firefighter fatalities that occurred last year increase understanding of their causes...
SurroundVideo Omni G3

Update Your SurroundVideo Multi-Sensor Cameras Free of Charge

Arecont Vision, the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best IP Video Surveillance Solution, has announced a new SV2 Multi-Sensor Sustaining Release Upgrade for it's SURROUNDVIDEO G5 PANORAMIC  & SURROUNDVIDEO OMNI...
The safety train consists of a dedicated locomotive, two boxcars converted into classrooms, four types of railroad tank cars used in transporting all types of chemicals, and two specially equipped flat cars with a variety of tank-car valves and fittings

Safety Train Educates 3,241 First Responders on its 2017 Tour (Video)

In 2017, Norfolk Southern provided training to 3,241 first responders across its network on the company's safety train, a rolling learning lab that helps communities prepare for and safely respond to potential...
The Rapid DNA machine being loaded (Image courtesy of DHS S&T)

Rapid DNA Completes DNA Testing in Minutes Instead of Months (Video)

In late November 2017, the Massachusetts Office of Chief Medical Examiner (MAOCME) issued their first official identification of a deceased person based on the accredited use of Rapid DNA in their lab. This represents...
SURFACE GUARD

DHS Grants Provide Funding for Security Projects (Learn More, Video)

Guest Editorial by Emily Sullivan, PSP In Fiscal Year 2017, the Department of Homeland Security offered more than one billion dollars to states and territories to prevent, secure against, respond to, and...

New ‘Airport Sense’ Taps Into Existing Infrastructure for Operational Insights

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and 2017 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Video Data Storage Solution, is introducing Genetec Airport Sense™, as part of the Genetec Airport...
Thomas J. Langer, CPP, president, ASIS International

ASIS Int’l Annual Event Rebranded as ‘Global Security Exchange’ (GSX)

ASIS International, the leading association for security management professionals worldwide, has announced it is changing the name of its annual security conference from the 'ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits' to the...
LRAD 360XT Mobile Mass Notification System

LRAD Chosen for $1.5M in Mass Notification Systems for Oil & Gas

LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices and advanced mass notification systems (MNS), and Two-Time Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Long Range Acoustic Hailing System, has received a follow-on order for LRAD...
Team ODINN takes the prize at Zoohackathon!

DOS Announces Zoohackathon 2017 Global Winner (Learn More, Videos)

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs is pleased to announce the Zoohackathon 2017 global winner, London's Team ODINN. What is Zoohackathon? The Zoohackathon is a...
Officials from the Port of Entry People Screening Program (POE-PS) have revealed more details about how biometrics are being used in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry/exit operations at airports.

CBP Deploying More Biometrics in Airports (Learn More, Multi-Video)

World events over the last decade, and even within this last year, have shown that airports are an attractive target to terrorists. At the same time, the number of international air...