The technology that emergency service workers have come to depend upon may prove to be a subject worthy of further study. Devices, working processes and the organisational models that fire departments, EMS agencies and police forces have adopted may prove to be useful resources for professionals across a variety of different industries. By outlining the resources first responders make use of and learning about them in greater detail, it may be possible for other professionals to find a continue reading…

First-responders are often called upon to witness gruesome scenes in order to try to help people. Public health workers are face hazards such as bio-terrorism and other threats. Texas communities have been the backdrop of national news stories such as tornadoes, building explosions and other environmental threats. Emergency responders train hard to prepare themselves for a variety of emergencies. They must be in good physical condition in order to endure fire and other emergencies. High-tech solutions are used in specific emergencies such as fire investigators. There are also special investigators continue reading…

Digital publications and the new forms of written media have created nothing short of a revolution in the world of publishing. The changing ways that written publications are being marketed and made accessible to readers has resulted in a number of new opportunities, as well as challenges that the publication industry has been scrambling to surmount. Making use of the right digital publications will ensure that you are able to stay better informed about any issues that may affect you. Subscribers who make the effort to choose their publications with greater care continue reading…

Bioterrorism is one of the scariest forms of terrorism, this is because it is difficult to quickly detect. Because Texas sits on an international border, has a large body of water with many ports, and has large cities. It is naturally a target.

Citizens sometimes try and prepare for the possibility of an attack, by getting a gas mask. Unfortunately that only offers protection while the mask is being worn, that is to say, it would have to be worn the second a bioterrorist attack occurred. Due to the complexity and continue reading…

The events of September 11, 2001 exposed the world to many new threats. Ten years have passed since that fateful morning. The war in Iraq is winding down and the war in Afghanistan will continue for a few more years. The threat the terrorists pose does not end when our troops continue. Bioterrorism can occur with the release of a simple pathogen. White powder, which authorities suspected might have been anthrax, was sent to many government officials continue reading…

Many communities throughout the state of Texas are interested in pursuing counter-terrorism strategies in order to curb violence in the state, and who can blame them? If you have watched the news coming out of Mexico you would think that they were in the middle of a war and in a way they are. Government officials and media personnel, any person that opposes the drug cartels is in immediate physical danger. Many have already been brutally murdered and many more surely will meet the same fate. For communities in Texas all this violence may seem a little too close to home. Texas shares a large border with Mexico and much of it remains unsecured. This leaves large holes for the Mexican drug cartels to funnel their product through. These drugs are being carried by the same dangerous individuals that have no qualms about murdering anyone that gets in the way of their business. With the federal government continuing to sit on the fence, the communities of Texas want to fight back. The most accurate way to describe these individuals is “terrorist”, so counter-terrorism options seem like a logical choice and the communities want them implemented before it is too late.

In the event of a bioterrorism emergency, Texas families deserve to be sure that their key leaders know exactly what to do. The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has outlined an eight-step process for training frontline personnel which lays out a constant training and retraining cycle.

Leaders start by learning key literature including local, state and federal regulations. Then, leaders choose a training site, and visualize the ways that a disaster could unfold. Next, leaders develop a training program, teaching first responders to continue reading…

Sure you spend a lot of time making sure you’re part of a home security family but what about the first responders who leave their families every day to go save others? Here are a few of the ways in which you can thank the first responders in your Texas community.
Host a Benefit: Likely the first responders in your town don’t have the funds they need so make it your mission to host a benefit to raise money. The community continue reading…

Emergency response teams are usually the first people to arrive when someone has been seriously injured. Sometimes the only thing that stands between life and death, is the quick, medical care received from a response team. In fact, many lives would be lost if it weren’t for the work of these highly trained, and dedicated men and women.

The moments immediately following a car accident, shooting, or any other event that leaves people with serious injuries, are the most critical. continue reading…

Texas has made sure that every business, school, church, medical facility, clinic should have drawn up an emergency preparedness protocol in the event of a state or national emergency. Families are encouraged to do the same thing. Schools want every parent to make sure they know emergency protocol in order to have emergency directives go smoothly. Schools need to work closely with volunteer groups and medical personal to make sure that there are lists of available resources before the emergency strikes.

In an emergency, no continue reading…