Technology has always played an important role in the day-to-day duties of first responders, and now even more so, with the growing adoption of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). The network was built to facilitate faster, clearer communication between first responders from all departments, so that everyone heading to the site of an […]
The current opioid epidemic, which is being fueled by the synthetic opioid fentanyl, has created a heightened danger for enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical first responders who arrive at the scene of overdoses (ODs), traffic stops, arrests, and searches. Given how opioid use has expanded as the crisis continues, security officers should be aware […]
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is fast-tracking the development of a new standard for active shooter situations. Expectations are that the new standard will be ready this coming spring.
The ambulance drone that could save lives as a flying defibrillator is not making great inroads in the emergency medical services (EMS) world as expected, but drones piloted by a Massachusetts ambulance service are flying many other types of successful security-related missions.