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Securing Your Online Presence

This week, the names, pictures and addresses of 100 American service members were released by an Islamic State group as a so-called “hit list.” The group instructed sympathizers to target the troops “in their own land.” First responders should also think about their online presence and lone wolf attacks. continued

To read the rest of this story and these articles:

  • Senate Releases Worldwide Threat Assessment
  • Electronic Cigarettes and Explosions: USFA Report
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Releases State Mitigation Plan Review Guide
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March 19, 2015 PDF 257 KB
UL Course on Residential Attic Fire Hazards, Preventing Work-Related Vehicle Crashes, Attacks Against Rail Increasing, Air Decreasing, Webinar: Pediatrics Planning in Disasters.
March 12, 2015 PDF 283 KB
Two Crude Oil Train Explosions in a Month, Keys to Preventing an Ambush in Your Vehicle, Website Lets Loved Ones Know You’re Safe and Well, Flood Safety Awareness Week March 15-21.
March 5, 2015 PDF 383 KB
Ferguson EMS Talks About Crisis Response, Fusion Centers Offer Much to Local Agencies, Hazards of Solar Power Systems, Online Traffic Incident Management Training.
Feb. 26, 2015 PDF 278 KB
NIOSH Study: Firefighters at Higher Risk for Cancer, Doxing Leaves Personnel Vulnerable, Cross-Country Swatting Incident Stresses Concerns, Public Health and Water Utilities Team Up.

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Feb. 19, 2015 PDF 288 KB
Ethanol Emergencies, EMS Domestic Preparedness Strategy, Biodetection Product Guide Now an App, Facebook Launches Cyber Collaboration Site.
Feb. 12, 2015 PDF 279 KB
Prison Evacuation and Emergency Response, Fire Adapted Communities 2015 Field Guide, Water and Wastewater Checklists for Disaster, Commuter Train Accident Response Training.
Feb. 5, 2015 PDF 278 KB
SAFER Grants Applications Begin February 9, “Large” Measles Outbreak Possible, Ebola Guidance for Law Enforcement, Government, Naloxone Resources for First Responders.
Jan. 29, 2015 PDF 282 KB
Electric Vehicle Safety Training Online, Shooting Deaths of Law Enforcement Officers Up, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Updates Employer Injury/Fatality Reporting, National Advisory Council Seeking Applications.
Jan. 22, 2015 PDF 297 KB
“Know Before You Fly” an Unmanned Aircraft, Active Shooter Incidents in Health Care Settings, National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology.
Jan. 15, 2015 PDF 308 KB
Is There Human Trafficking in Your Community?; Flu Numbers Spike in United States; New Ebola Assessment Guide, Fatigue Prevention; OnStar Services for EMS, 9-1-1, Law Enforcement.
Jan. 9, 2015 PDF 281 KB
Concerns Over Failure of Portable Radios Due to Heat, Signal Jammers Cause Problems for Responders, Report: Geospatial Tech and Wildland Fires, “Palcohol” Powdered Alcohol Alarms Lawmakers.
Jan. 2, 2015 PDF 284 KB
Florida Firefighters Targeted in Drive-by Shooting, Recent Cyber Attacks Considered Game Changers, Guidance for Patient Decontamination, New Resource: Launched.
Dec. 18, 2014 PDF 300 KB
Personal and Facility Safety During the Holidays, Small and Large Law Enforcement Agencies See Partnership Benefits, Online East/West Coast Ventilation Training, Using Lessons Learned from 2014’s Disasters.
Dec. 11, 2014 PDF 284 KB
Confronting Suicide in the Fire Service: New Report, Christmas Fire Safety and Response, Ebola Webinar for Emergency Medical Services, Updated Resources, U.S. Geological Survey Pedestrian Evacuation Tool.
Dec. 4, 2014 PDF 294 KB
Aging Water Systems Complicate Emergencies, USFA Offers Series on Bakken Crude Oil, National Association of State Fire Marshals Trains Firefighters on Reporting Needs, Cleveland City Website Targeted by Anonymous.
Nov. 20, 2014 PDF 305 KB
Alabaugh Canyon Fire TED-Ed Lesson, National Volunteer Fire Council Limited Time Online Training, National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Input on Disaster Resilience Framework, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
Nov. 13, 2014 PDF 369 KB
Someone Reports a Cyber Crime. Now What?, LEEDIR Leverages Citizen Witnesses, E-Cigarettes, Poisonings, and Illegal Drug Use, National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Released.
Nov. 6, 2014 PDF 369 KB
Back to Basics: Hand-Washing 101, Wind-Driven Fire Spreads in Baltimore, “Left of Boom”: Preventing Explosive Devices, National Mass Care Strategy Webinar Series.
Oct. 30, 2014 PDF 278 KB
Updated Ebola Guidance, Federal Emergency Management Agency Amends Fire Assistance Grant Program, Pediatric Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.
Oct. 23, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Canadian Attacks Labeled “Terrorist Acts”, Houston Fire Department Moves to Tablets, Stress Management in the Emergency Services, Emergency Services Sector Resilience Development Webinar Series.
Oct. 16, 2014 PDF 388 KB
Responding to Carbon Monoxide Calls, Self-Dispatching and Freelancing in Firefighting, Updated Pandemic Inluenza Response Framework, Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Webinar.
Oct. 9, 2014 PDF 258 KB
Distracted Driving a Problem for First Responders, New First Responder Crude Oil Reference Guide, Cyber Security Month and the Internet of Things, Changes to Ground Ambulance Equipment List.
Oct. 2, 2014 PDF 287 KB
Emergency Medical Services Crew Isolated After Transporting Ebola Patient, FBI Releases Report on Active Shooter Events, Webinar: Cylinder Inspections and Safety, Fire Prevention Week: Focus on Smoke Alarms.
Sept. 25, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Prepping the Fire Station for Cold Weather, Influenza Season Starting Soon, Theft of Emergency Vehicle Equipment, 911 Profile Database Open for 2013 Data
Sept. 18, 2014 PDF 297 KB
USFA Partners with the International Association of Fire Chiefs for Webinar, Department of Homeland Security SAVER Program Goes Online, Pennsylvania Officer Dies in Ambush Shooting, ISIS-Related Terror Plot Foiled in Australia
Sept. 11, 2014 PDF 283 KB
Enterovirus 68 Hits Midwest Children Hard; Naloxone Use in Out-of-Hospital Settings; SERTC Offers Crude By Rail Response Course; Water Utilities/Public Health Webinar
Sept. 4, 2014 PDF 276 KB
Napa County’s PIO Response to Earthquake; Tested Public Officials Share Lesson Learned; Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Meeting
Aug. 28, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Ebola Guidance for 9-1-1 and EMS Responders; FEMA’s PrepareAthon! Set for September 30th; WUI Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide; Westerners Joining Jihad: Implications for U.S.
Aug. 22, 2014 PDF 172 KB
NIFC Statement on Hobby Drones at Wildfires, Feds Propose Rule Changes for Bakken Trains, New Toolkit Available: Texting for Public Health, Social Media in Emergency Management
Aug. 14, 2014 PDF 172 KB
Bells Across America Honor Fallen Firefighters, Water Theft Puts Community in Danger, FEMA’s 2014 National Preparedness Report, Preventing Suicide in the Emergency Services
Aug. 7, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Emergency Responder Health Surveillance; Ebola Spreads, American Patients Return Home; USGS Updates Earthquake Hazard Maps; New Website, Guide Helps Keep Schools Safe
July 31, 2014 PDF 170 KB
National Fire Academy EFOP Symposium; Autism Training Video for First Responders; NASA: Powerful 2012 Solar Storm a Near-Miss; Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook
July 24, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Study: Health and Safety Issues for Volunteers; Police Targeted in Ransomware Attacks; Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressings Webinar; New Site Aids the Fight Against Metals Theft
July 17, 2014 PDF 169 KB
Hoarding May Have Contributed to NY LODD; Guide to Fire Adapted Communities Released; Firefighting and Rehab in the Heat of Summer; Webinar: Prehospital and Time-Sensitive Care
July 10, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Grant Program Targets Disaster Training; Recreational Water Illnesses Ruin Summer Fun; Social Media & School Violence Training for LE; New Blast Injury App for Medical Workers
July 3, 2014 PDF 188 KB
The “Alarming Truth” of Off-Campus Fires; High Court: Cell Phone Search Needs Warrant; New Tsunami Evacuation App for Pacific States; Aircraft “Lasing” Incidents on the Rise
June 26, 2014 PDF 185 KB
DHS Releases Sector Risk Snapshot; Hash Oil Training for First Responders; Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers; Officer Safety: Facebook and First Responders
June 19, 2014 PDF 215 KB
NFA Introduces Managing Officer Program; Emergency Communications and Disabilities; EPA Shares Water Utility Security Key Features; Transportation of Crude Oil by Rail Here to Stay
June 12, 2014 PDF 163 KB
National Fire Academy Pilot Course Openings; Campus Fire Safety Train-the-Trainer Seminar; Webinar Shows NG9-1-1 Lessons Learned; Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance Requested
June 5, 2014 PDF 170 KB
ATF Training Videos Look At Ventilation Flow; Course: Fire Response with Limited Staffing; Joplin Hospital Takes Steps to Harden Facility; Vetting Tool for Cellphone and Mobile Apps
May 29, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Tropical Illness Makes its Way to United States; Federal Collaborations in EMS Webinar June 2; Hurricane Season Begins June 1; Millions Killed in Delaware Highway Crash
May 22, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Growing Drought Brings Dust Storms, Fires; Legal Aspects of Public Health Emergencies; The Power of Homeowners to be Fire Adapted; U.S. Indicts Foreign Officers in Cyber Attacks
May 15, 2014 PDF 172 KB
2014 EMS Week: “Dedicated. For Life”; Virtual Table Top Exercises (VTTX) from EMI; Webinar: Canine Explosives Detection Program; DOT Issues Emergency Order on Bakken Cargo
May 8, 2014 PDF 213 KB
First Report of MERS in United States; Aging Infrastructure and ES: Power Grid; Suspicious Activity Report Thwarts Attack; Emergency Planning for Behavioral Health
May 1, 2014 PDF 164 KB
Drone Prevents Landing of Medical Helicopter; Boston Use of Social Media Deemed a Success; Fire Fighter Fatality Map From NIOSH; National Biosurveillance Integration Center
April 24, 2014 PDF 168 KB
CSB Preliminary Report on West Explosion; Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research; Free Online Course: Jail Evacuation; Leveraging Pharmacists During Emergencies
April 17, 2014 PDF 205 KB
Smoke Simulant Exposure During Training; How the Heartbleed Vulnerability Affects You; FirstNet Fact Sheets for Fire, EMS, More; Beyond the Basics Local Mitigation Planning
April 10, 2014 PDF 162 KB
PrepareAthon! National Day of Action April 30th; WUI Coffee Break Training Series; Mass Chemical Exposure Decon Guidance; Response to Gunfire for First Responders
April 3, 2014 PDF 163 KB
Aging Infrastructure and ES: Bridges & Roads; Arson Awareness Week Focus on Vehicle Fires; Preparing the Healthcare Sector for the Worst; Comments Requested: Draft EMS Guidelines

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