Deadly stampede caused by pepper spray?

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy.

Witnesses have reported that a teenage boy sprayed an irritating substance leading to the mad rush by the crowd to flee the area. Police have confirmed that a

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DroneShield launch DroneNode

DroneShield is pleased to announce a launch of the additional product DroneNodeTM, in response to end-user requirements.

DroneNodeTM is an evolution of the Company’s existing DroneCannonTM product, a portable, compact and inconspicuous counterdrone jamming device which can be utilised at...

New generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces

ECOTEST, an experienced developer and manufacturer of over 30 high-quality radiation measurement instruments and systems, is pleased to bring you the MKS-UM, a new generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces.

MKS-UM is a full-range radiation survey device in field...

Luxfer Initiates European Launch of the ECLIPSE

Luxfer will be holding the European launch of their highly acclaimed ECLIPSE cylinder at the Congres NATIONAL DES SAPEURS-POMPIERS 2018, taking place in Bourg-en-Bresse 26 - 29 September 2018.

The Eclipse is considered the the world’s lightest SCBA cylinder for Firefighter life support....

NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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Feel Terriffic

European Commission launches new radiological response technology programme.

Gore announce NFPA 1994. Class 3R Certified Suit

Announced on May 29th, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

The suit, manufactured and distributed by...

Tony Russell named Superintendent of the Center for Domestic Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the appointment of Tony Russell as the new Superintendent of the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Russell replaces Mike King, who the Agency announced will be moving to FEMA’s Field Operations Directorate.

Dräger and Findlay All Hazards announce safety training collaboration

Industry safety leaders join forces to provide comprehensive training in safety, security, environmental management, and emergency preparedness and response

Dräger announced that the All Hazards Training Center at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, known to...

Hawaiian Missile Threat Mishap

On Saturday 13th the residents of Hawaii received a shocking emergency alert notification stating \"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,\" the message, which went out on TV, Radio and cellphones transpired to be a false alarm and a second

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CDP back in the live agent training business

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

Persistent Systems Awarded $8.9 Million Radio Contract for U.S. Army WMD Teams

Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) Technology and developer of Wave Relay®, announced on September 13 that it was awarded an $8.9 million contract award to provide more than 950 MPU5 radios to the U.S. Army National Guard’s Weapons of Mass

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FEMA awards ICF $20 million Radiological Emergency Preparedness Contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have awarded ICF, a global consulting and technology services provider, a contract valued up to $20.8 million to support education and preparedness programs to protect communities living in proximity to the nation’s nuclear power plants. The

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Research and Development Solutions to Water Emergencies Webinar

The EPA will be hosting a Webinar that will describe with tools and strategies what services the EPA provides water utilities to improve drinking water and wastewater system resiliency to disasters, and to quickly recover from contamination involving chemical, biological, radiological, (CBR)

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Battelle Wins Contract to Help Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Battelle announced yesterday it has received a Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Homeland Defense & Security Technical Area Task (HD TAT) award supporting the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division.

Call for Papers for Indianapolis Convergence 2017

Are you working on research which would be of interest to emergency first responders? If so, we’d like to invite you to submit an abstract for our CBRNe World Convergence 2017 which is taking place in Indianapolis (November 6-8).

Cobra helps keep Trump safe during inauguration

Dynamis Inc.’s COBRA incident management software was utilized by multiple public safety organizations in Washington, DC during the Inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, as well as the corresponding marches and events held during the following days

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Awards Leidos Prime Contract

Leidos, a global science and technology company, was awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to support DTRA's Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) and Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program through a worldwide Scientific & Technical Engagement

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Bruker Delivering 300 Hand-Held Chemical Detectors to German BBK

LEIPZIG, Germany – December 21, 2016: Bruker announced that it is in the process of delivering three hundred (300) RAID™ M-100 hand-held chemical detectors based on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to the German Civil Defense Authority Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe

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Day one of CBRNe Convergence 2016

From detection through to forensics and EOD, we have had a highly successful first day at CBRNe Convergence 2016 with a packed full-day programme. The 300-strong delegation who have flown in from across the world, heard presentations from a variety of military, defence, emergency and private

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Improving Decon Outcomes through Understanding the Psychosocial Aspects

During incidents involving mass decontamination, members of the public will respond both to the perceived threat (the possibility of being contaminated) and the way the threat is managed (actions taken by emergency responders). It is important for Emergency Responders to understand that the way

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DHS offers new response comms package

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.

Dynamis purchases DGI

Dynamis acquires DGI, manufacturer of Cobra.

JTF-CS bids farewell to Roy

U.S. Army MG Richard J. Gallant assumes command of Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), replacing U.S. Army MG William F. Roy during a change of command ceremony.

REBS downselected for JUPITR

The REBS, cost-effective technology, passes government testing with “live agents” and will be deployed to the Republic of Korea as part of the DoD’s JUPITR program.

COBRA software chosen for Belgian national information system

After extensive national and international comparison and through a public procurement process, the Belgian Interior Ministry has chosen to collaborate with CEMAC (BE) and Defense Group Inc. (DGI, USA) for the development of a national information system for cooperation in disasters.

Perfect 10

Med-Eng announced the launch of its highly anticipated EOD 10 Bomb Disposal Suit & Helmet ensemble, at (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) SHOT Show 2016.

Thermo's New Line of Radiation Area Monitors

Security personnel, military teams and first responders requiring remote radiation detection and identification can now turn to two new, high-precision spectroscopy instruments that offer multiple telemetry options.

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EBS Launches Military Grade Auto Injectors

EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS EXPANDS BIODEFENSE BUSINESS THROUGH LAUNCH OF A MILITARY-GRADE AUTO-INJECTOR DEVICE FOR CHEMICAL THREATS

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908 make it over the NGCD hurdle

908 Devices and Smiths Detection announced that they had been selected to move forward in the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program.

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