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New Research on First Responder Sleep Disorders

Research continues to measure how sleep disruption affects first responder job performance and how to address the problem. It is difficult to study this with any consistency as call volume varies greatly between night and day calls, different regions, or even stations. One recent Harvard study showed over one-third of the study participants screened positive for a sleep disorder. Previous studies reported 80 percent of firefighters with sleep disorders were undiagnosed and untreated. continued

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  • Cross-Agency Training and Partnerships Save Lives
  • July e-Forums Discuss Training Collaborations
  • App Helps With Autism Communication
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July 6, 2017 PDF 348 KB
Electrical Dangers on the Fireground, HazMat Database Available to First Responders, Large-Scale Vehicle-Borne IED Testing, IPSA Offers Week of Free Webinars
June 29, 2017 PDF 275 KB
London High-Rise Fire Prompts Mass Inspections, Fourth of July Fireworks Safety, New Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents, Beating the Media Crush During a Crisis
June 22, 2017 PDF 276 KB
Internal Crisis Communications Lessons Learned; Cooling Season Brings Fire Dangers, Too; New Training on Virtual Currency; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Online Revised
June 15, 2017 PDF 278 KB
Can You Spot a Meth Lab?, The Latest Updates on Drones and Regulations, Webinar: EMS and Infectious Diseases, First Responder Group Newsletter

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June 8, 2017 PDF 348 KB
Fentanyl: A Briefing Guide for First Responders, Updated Active Shooter Response Resources, 2017 Mitigation Planning Webinars Continue, Apply for National EMS Advisory Council
June 1, 2017 PDF 358 KB
Don’t Race the Train (the Train Always Wins), Airport Weather REadiness (AWARE) Toolkit, An Inside Look at the NIST Fire Research Lab, Removing Personal Data From Public Websites
May 25, 2017 PDF 296 KB
Using Secure Incident Response Data in the Field, EMS Week Recognizes Those Always in Service, Healthcare Public Health Cybersecurity Resources, Webinar: Scene Safety in EMS Operations
May 18, 2017 PDF 301 KB
Officer Brushes Powder Off Uniform, Nearly Dies; New National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin Focuses on Homegrown Threats, Cyberattack Hits Critical Infrastructure Worldwide, National Information Sharing Consortium Webinar
May 11, 2017 PDF 334 KB
SAVER Reports Provide Purchasing Guidance, Transportation Sector Security Planning and Training, FEMA Seeks Comments on NIMS Draft Changes, Webinar: Mapping Pharmacies During Disasters
May 4, 2017 PDF 291 KB
Interim Guidance: Safe EMS Transport of Children, “May the 4th” Help You Create Strong Passwords, Webinars for Medical Facilities and Healthcare
April 27, 2017 PDF 272 KB
Mutual aid resource planner, Helping workplaces prepare for earthquakes, Saving heirlooms and heritage after a disaster, National Volunteer Week focuses on recruitment
April 20, 2017 PDF 377 KB
Managing HIPAA during disasters, part 2; National Professional Development Summit, “Until Help Arrives” program, NFA seeking students for pilot course
April 13, 2017 PDF 291 KB
Managing HIPAA during disasters, part 1, P25 CAP program for radio interoperability, The dallas siren system “hack” that wasn’t, National Information Exchange Model
April 6, 2017 PDF 294 KB
2017 Safety Stand Down: MAYDAY situations, Active shooter planning for healthcare settings, Prevalence of ticks and Lyme disease expected to rise, Ethanol emergency response webinars
March 30, 2017 PDF 289 KB
Updated guide for rail tank car emergencies, Proposed tactical video systems standards, Arson prevention at houses of worship, GIS webinars for public safety
March 23, 2017 PDF 406 KB
Diesel exhaust and firefighter health, New patient movement and tracking resources, VALOR for Blue’s casualty care training module, National Cyber Incident Response Plan webinars
March 16, 2017 PDF 296 KB
Cyber best practices for emergency services, The balance between building security and safety, Attack overseas concerning for hospital security, Stop the Bleed program and webinar
March 9, 2017 PDF 254 KB
Webinar: Active shooter planning, Firearms training and hearing loss, Highly infectious disease exercise tools, Web-workshop: Suicide in public safety
March 2, 2017 PDF 309 KB
Radiological operations support specialist program, Funding and next generation 911, The superbugs in the sink drains, National Fire Academy pilots WUI course
Feb. 23, 2017 PDF 271 KB
Security at performing arts centers, Skills Crosswalk program changes, Evolving role of EMS data collection, Pediatric triage
Feb. 16, 2017 PDF 300 KB
National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Zoning and disaster recovery through imagery, Preliminary 2016 law enforcement fatalities report, Hurricane virtual tabletop exercise scheduled
Feb. 9, 2017 PDF 369 KB
S&T technologies meet critical response needs; Tribal mitigation plan review, upcoming webinars; National Advisory Council seeking applications, Webinar: Ventura County violent incident response
Feb. 2, 2017 PDF 369 KB
Back to basics: how clean is your ambulance?, Pre-disaster recovery planning guide for states, More radiological and nuclear planning help, Cybersecurity for healthcare facilities and hospitals
Jan. 26, 2017 PDF 297 KB
Terrorist magazine encourages arson attacks, More on protection against fentanyl from NIOSH, USFA releases 2014 overall run profile, Terrorist attacks against public places
Jan. 19, 2017 PDF 370 KB
Preparing for attacks on transportation, Terrorist attacks against public places, Mitigation planning webinar series for 2017, Grant writing fundamentals online workshop
Jan. 12, 2017 PDF 385 KB
Crowd manager training, Wildfire smoke impacts on community health, TRAIN learning network for public health
Jan. 5, 2017 PDF 337 KB
Resources for body armor safety, Health and safety issues for volunteer firefighters, GIS incident management toolkit now available, NFPA national fire data survey
Dec. 23, 2016 PDF 365 KB
FentanylSafety.com provides more support, Violence in healthcare settings, Are your emergency communications working?, Jammers continue to be a problem
Dec. 15, 2016 PDF 300 KB
Dangers of flood-weakened dams, Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex finalized, Higher education emergency management needs, Hazardous materials virtual exercise
Dec. 8, 2016 PDF 312 KB
Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Program, Salmonella latest in drug-resistant worries, Health and safety courses free for limited time, 911 training for active shooter response
Dec. 1, 2016 PDF 351 KB
When a disaster exceeds expectations, Chimney fires spike as Winter arrives, New preparedness rule for healthcare providers, ESS webinar: Measuring Readiness
Nov. 17, 2016 PDF 363 KB
New National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin, Provider’s guide to firefighter physicals, Internet of things used in denial of service attack, 2018 building code changes
Nov. 10, 2016 PDF 386 KB
Cardiovascular and chemical exposure to firefighters, Developing cross-jurisdictional legal documents, NIH disaster research response, Identity theft victims assistance network
Nov. 4, 2016 PDF 278 KB
Airgas offers training on gas emergencies, Flu news and this season’s vaccine changes, Cyber attack on 9-1-1 system leads to quick arrest, Training: Emergency Preparedness Leadership Series
Oct. 27, 2016 PDF 315 KB
Fire response to civil disorder, protests and riots; Police officer mental health after mass violence; Utilities get a new tool against solar storms; National Fire Academy resident program
Oct. 20, 2016 PDF 283 KB
Crash statistics by state — where do you fit?, Flooding resources for emergency responders, Public mental health concerns: People in crisis, Federal 9-1-1 data call
Oct. 13, 2016 PDF 324 KB
National cyber incident response plan, Handling death notifications at a distance, Chemical facility safety and security webinar
Oct. 6, 2016 PDF 396 KB
Distracted driving’s legal concerns for EMS, First responder earthquake risk video, CBRNE emergencies medical management course, State of 911 webinar: Funding Challenges
Sept. 29, 2016 PDF 276 KB
How 9/11 changed public safety communications; Protecting your digital footprint; Wireless alerts, surveillance cameras aid manhunt; Fire Prevention Week: Don’t Wait — Check the Date
Sept. 22, 2016 PDF 418 KB
National 9-1-1 data system request for information; TRIPwire Report: New York, New Jersey bombings; Pipeline emergency response webinars; “Workplace Down” active shooter exercise
Sept. 15, 2016 PDF 299 KB
FBI relaxes security constraints for training, Assistance to Firefighters Grants opens soon, Interacting with the transgender community, Multidiscipline training benefits communities
Sept. 8, 2016 PDF 252 KB
New, safer personal protective equipment option for wildland firefighters; Improving medical response to blast injuries; Officer-involved shootings guide for leaders, Tools and resources for emergency services
Sept. 1, 2016 PDF 256 KB
Healthcare Ready helps medical supply chain, Next-Generation Incident Command System, USAR team use of social media during floods, Managing the dead in disasters
Aug. 25, 2016 PDF 252 KB
Flooding resources for first responders, 3D technology causes problems at airport, Insider threat more of a problem than you think, National Preparedness Month and media toolkit
Aug. 18, 2016 PDF 367 KB
Flooding resources for public health, New anti-human trafficking materials available, When you get blank stares...., Webinar: Private sector access to disaster sites
Aug. 11, 2016 PDF 302 KB
Violence against officers not limited to cities, August terror threat snapshot, Project looks at chemical explosive precursors, Webinar: Doxing threat to public safety workers
Aug. 5, 2016 PDF 352 KB
Ambush-style officer deaths up 300 percent, Elephant tranquilizers mixed with heroin, Florida confirms locally-acquired Zika cases, Webinar: Airborne law enforcement tactics
July 28, 2016 PDF 246 KB
Study looks at 9-1-1 dispatchers and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Utilizing other agencies in prefire planning, Voice radio communications guide, Webinar: Emerging risks of Unmanned Aerial Systems
July 21, 2016 PDF 365 KB
Los Angeles studies Paris attacks; Cybersecurity guide for law enforcement agencies; Popular game a problem for authorities, business; Radiological/nuclear training for hazardous materials techs

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