The Ohio House passed House Bill 308, which allows peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who have PTSD due to employment to be eligible for compensation and benefits regardless if they already suffer from an accompanying injury or not.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of two leaders in public safety and law enforcement to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority).
The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education, in collaboration with Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Homeland Security Programs, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), held a tabletop exercise that addressed first-responder and whole-community response and resilience to the ongoing opioid crisis.
U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) introduced H.R. 1629, the 911 Supporting Accurate Views of Emergency Services (SAVES) Act to reclassify 9-1-1 call-takers and dispatchers.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites comments on Draft NISTIR 8196, Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices, a document that reviews the current and potential use cases of mobile and wearable devices by ﬁrst responders and analyzes them from a cybersecurity perspective.
A report by the Government Accounting Office has sent up warnings signals on the push to more easily have police, fire, emergency medical and security responders communicate together at incidents. Things are not going well and going very slowly.
Participants will examine the latest principles and requirements to prepare for and respond to a radiological emergency as well as develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate with the media and public during crisis situations. Read More
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.