Australia: How a tiny radioactive capsule was found in Australia’s vast outback

On 25 January, when mining company Rio Tinto reported that one of their Caesium-137 radioactive capsules had gone missing, Western Australian authorities faced a seemingly impossible task. They had to locate a pea-sized capsule anywhere along a 1,400km (870 mile) Read More …

UK: World War One artillery shell found by magnet fishers in Worcester destroyed in a controlled explosion

A World War One artillery bomb was disposed of via a controlled explosion on farmland in Worcestershire. South Quay by the River Severn in Worcester was cordoned off and emergency services were called to the scene. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Read More …

UK: Major emergency services exercise tests response to terrorist attack

The Metropolitan Police, along with other emergency services and statutory partners, has carried out a major live-play exercise this week to test the joint response to a major terrorist incident. The multi-agency exercise – called Exercise Crystal Peak – took Read More …

Maryland: K9 Deacon Joins the MD State Fire Marshal’s Office

There’s a new employee at the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office – K9 Deacon and his human Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Thomas. Deacon is a 13 month old yellow Lab and has been ATF-trained in the accelerant detection Read More …

UK: Police and firefighters attacked with fireworks and petrol bombs

Police officers say they were attacked with fireworks, petrol bombs and a Molotov cocktail in a series of violent bonfire night incidents in Scotland. Two officers in Edinburgh were treated in hospital for head injuries after youths threw bricks at Read More …

UK: Six police officers are under investigation over Manchester Arena terror attack

Six police officers are under investigation over the terror attack on Manchester Arena, it emerged yesterday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct is carrying out a probe into two Greater Manchester Police officers, while four members of British Transport Police Read More …

Training exercise aims to improve emergency response

USAG BENELUX – BRUNSSUM, Netherlands – U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Brunssum’s emergency response team partnered with the installation gate guards and local police for an early morning vehicle-born improvised explosive device training exercise here on Sept. 7, 2022. Through the exercise, Read More …

California: Pomona Patrol Officers Respond to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for a Pipe Bomb

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 9:04 PM, Pomona Police Dispatch received a call from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Security staff. Security staff advised dispatch they located a PVC pipe with endcaps and a fuse on person who Read More …

Zutendaal bomb exercise aims to improve emergency response

ZUTENDAAL, Belgium – Members of U.S. Army Garrison Benelux’s emergency response team gathered with Belgian emergency responders to conduct an installation protection exercise at Zutendaal Army Depot March 30. The partnership aimed to gauge response time and coordination efforts between Read More …