Lights out, Boeing creates the first working EMP bomb
It’s official now – Boeing and the US Air Force have successfully demonstrated a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) device over a military compound in the Utah desert. A spokesperson for Boeing stated, "Today we turned science fiction into science fact.”
The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counterterrorism purposes.
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In light of last week’s tragedy in Connecticut have moved up the schedule and have a course scheduled now for January 29th, 2013. Please share with appropriate staff/agencies/teams.
Mass Shootings: Threats, Planning and Response Considerations
4-Hour Session for Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, School/College Officials and Public Safety Special Response/Operations Teams.
Session on critical incidents such as workplace violence, school shootings, mass shootings, domestic violence spill-over attacks and other incidents are occurring with alarming frequency. These events can occur in the workplace, business/industry, large occupancy facilities, college/university campuses, K-12 school grounds or other public locations. Course will cover the following topics:
- Threats and Threat Assessments
- Shooters (Schools, Workplace, Domestic Violence, Extremists, etc.)
- Pre-Incident Planning
- Multi-Agency Response Operations
- Crisis Management and Communications
- Command Considerations
- “Lessons Learned”
Date, Time and Location: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 (0830-1230) West Campus, Forsyth Tech Community College, 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Registration: STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER. To reserve a seat register at email@example.com no later than January 25th, 2013 with name, agency and e-mail. Please be seated no later than 0830. No cost to attend.
Audience: Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, School/College Officials and Public Safety Special Response/Operations Teams.
STUDENTS MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF A PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY OR SCHOOL/COLLEGE OFFICIALS TO ATTEND AND MUST HAVE PROPER I.D.
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Had some more inquiries on this guide recently. Info on CIG below. There is a small section on "mass shootings/active shooters" and small section on "Continuing IED Incidents".
First Responder Critical Incident Guide identifies key functions that are essential for first responders (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Special Teams, Military, etc.) during the first 10–30 minutes of a “critical incident”. It addresses recognition, identification and response issues that first responders must deal with prior to the arrival of those with specialized training and equipment.
Critical Incident Guide (323065) is extremely durable for field use. It is printed on synthetic paper that is tear proof and waterproof and has large readable type for low light and flashlight conditions.
In addition to a general overview of first responder responsibilities on the scene of a critical incident, it contains easy-to-follow response procedures for the following incidents.
(2009) Red Hat Publishing, 36 pp. ISBN 1-932235-23-X
• Bottle Bombs
• Improvised Explosive Devices
• Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED)
• Continued IED Threat / Attack
• Suspicious Letter / Package Indicators
• Suspicious Powders / Substances Indicators and Response
• Clandestine Drug Labs
• Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations
• Civil Unrest Planning and Response
• Mass Shooting / Active Shooter
• Fire/EMS Scene Safety at Scenes of Violence
• Suicide Bomber
• Bomb Threats
• Explosives Post-Blast Response
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