DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responder Technology R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) invites industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to 12 first responder technology funding opportunities. The new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain Read More …

UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse Read More …

First Responders from Asia Enhance Chemical Emergency Response Capabilities

First Responders from Asia enhanced their capabilities in emergency response to chemical incidents during a regional basic training course held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 9-13 April. The training was jointly run by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Read More …

Explosive threat in La Junta, Colo. confirmed, arrest made

Authorities evacuated a three-block radius in La Junta Thursday for a suspicious device. Fire Chief Aaron Eveatt, assisting the police department with information, announced 42-year-old Robert Nolan was arrested in the incident. The fire chief with the La Junta Fire Read More …

Metro Transit Police to receive radiation detectors in face of ‘dirty bomb’ threat

If anyone tried to deploy a “dirty bomb” or other radiological weapon in the D.C. region, Metro Transit Police officers might be the first line of defense, and Thursday, the Metro Board is expected to formally accept radiation detection devices Read More …

British paramedics to start carrying antidote to deadly nerve gas amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain

Paramedics are being equipped with an antidote to some of the deadliest nerve agents amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain. Thousands of frontline medics have already received the epipen-style devices that could combat VX or sarin, Read More …