142nd Civil Engineers get valuable training in Hawaii

The 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire fighters and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians recently completed two weeks of annual training at various locations on the island of Oahu, Hawaii this May. Many of our civil engineers came to the island Read More …

Large-scale counterterrorism drill staged at Hong Kong airport

More than 200 emergency services and security officers have held a large-scale counterterrorism drill at Hong Kong International Airport to strengthen the city’s response to bomb attacks and incursions from hostage-taking knifemen. Code-named “Ironwill”, officers from police and fire services Read More …

Manchester Arena inquiry: Live exercise before bombing was ‘catastrophic failure’

A live counter-terrorism exercise a year before the Manchester Arena bombing was a “catastrophic failure” and would have led to even more loss of life had it been real, the inquiry has heard. Firefighters and paramedics did not turn up Read More …

UK: Manchester response ‘not as expected’, counter-terror boss says

A counter-terror chief has expressed confusion over why police would declare a marauding terrorist firearms attack and not tell other emergency services, the Manchester Arena inquiry has heard. Operation Plato was declared by a duty officer from Greater Manchester Police Read More …

JCAT: Vehicle-Borne Attacks – Tactics and Mitigation

SCOPE: This product encourages discussion and creativity among intergovernmental and private sector stakeholders for integrating protective security measures into public and private places to reduce vehicle-borne threats Terrorists use vehicles to target pedestrians, breach physical security barriers, and deliver explosive Read More …

Bomb squad called to ‘smoking package addressed to Nicola Sturgeon’ at Edinburgh Royal Mail office

Police Scotland, the Fire Service and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were called to the Sighthill delivery office on Cultins Road at around 10.30am on Saturday. The Scottish Sun are reporting that the package was ‘smouldering’ and had the First Read More …

Michigan governor kidnappers attempted to make IEDs and discussed using IIDs to counter first responders

State and federal officials have charged 13 men with various offenses related to an alleged coup plotted against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to kidnap the governor from her vacation home. Read More …

Canada: Fatal car blast in downtown Kitchener possibly caused by IED, police say

One person is dead after a car explosion in front of the courthouse in downtown Kitchener Friday morning. The Waterloo Regional Police Service said Friday afternoon the explosion “appears to be the result of a suspected improvised explosive device.” Police Read More …

Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials Read More …