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 …

Yemen: Explosion targets military ambulance in southern Abyan province, 5 killed

An explosion struck on Saturday an ambulance carrying a medic team of the southern pro-government Yemeni forces in southern Abyan province, killing five medics on board, a security official told Xinhua. “A remotely detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) struck an Read More …

Germany: 500-kilogram Second World War bomb found in Frankfurt

The 500-kilogram unexploded ordnance from the Second World War is to be defused on Wednesday (12 October). On the Twitter channel of the Frankfurt fire brigade, Alexander Majunke of the explosive ordnance clearance service recently stated that it was not Read More …

NCI Agency explores autonomous robot technology to support NATO operations

The NCI Agency is exploring the use of autonomous systems to understand how and when they can support operations, and in particular, how different commercial devices from a variety of sources can be connected securely. This reflects a future where Read More …

New Jersey: Gloucester County receives HazMat Vehicle through American Rescue Plan funds

National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about steps individuals, families and communities can take to be ready for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, liaison to the Emergency Response Department, Read More …

Oregon: Close call with explosive material in Grants Pass

Southern Oregon Sanitation’s annual Hazardous Materials Drop-off Day could have gone off with a bang this year, Grants Pass Fire and Rescue officials said Saturday. A one-pound container of toxic material dropped off at the sanitation center along Redwood Highway 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 …