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Download previous InfoGrams PDF ~160 KB Feb. 14, 2019 Focusing on the real line-of-duty killer of firefighters, Hospital Security Readiness Assessment Tool, Measles outbreak hits 10 states, National Advisory Council seeks Emergency Services Sector members Feb. 7, 2019 First responder safety awareness of fourth generation nerve agents, Department of Health and Human Services stands up new healthcare/public health cybersecurity center, Firearm-related law enforcement officer deaths increase in 2018, National Exercise Program Jan. 31, 2019 Las Vegas Mass Shooting hospital response case study, Medical mass casualty management checklists, Doxxing: an online threat to your privacy and safety Dec. 20, 2018 First responder communication technology survey, Online and regional fire training through National Fire Academy, Crisis management in events involving children, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Show older InfoGrams Hide older InfoGrams Dec. 13, 2018 Getting the message across in your community, New UAS resources for emergency response, event and venue security, What your loved ones should know about active shooter events, National Fire Academy announces changes to Executive Fire Officer Program Dec. 6, 2018 Volunteer fire departments in recruitment crisis, Free training for rural and tribal first responders at RuralTraining.org, Fire Prevention Education Team Digital Library, National Critical Functions Workshop Nov. 29, 2018 Review of fire response to Pulse nightclub shooting, DHS Regional Resiliency Assessment Program, New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Webinar: A Culture of Preparedness Nov. 15, 2018 Fusion centers can help improve campus safety, Use the “Pan Flu Scramble” to test patient surge plans, Reminder: Active shooter/Hostile event response NFPA standard, Ethical considerations in disaster resource allocation Nov. 8, 2018 EDGE virtual training scenario for school emergencies, AskRail app: Real-time data on railcar hazardous materials shipments, Federal reimbursement for fire suppression at federal property, DEA: Prescription drugs cause more overdose deaths than illicit drugs Nov. 1, 2018 NFPA updates alternative energy storage and solar safety training, Active shooter response resources websites, FirstNet deployable network provide communications in emergencies, 2018 FDNY Symposium: Now all-digital, on-demand and free Oct. 25, 2018 Firefighters again target of shooting on fireground, Two ransomware attacks against local government end differently, Responding to improper use of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Next Generation 9-1-1 cost study project Oct. 18, 2018 Virtual Tabletop Exercise Program releases FY2019 schedule, Highlights Life safety concerns of growing peer-to-peer hospitality industry, DHS Fellows Program open to Emergency Services Sector members Oct. 11, 2018 Long-term health effects of major hurricanes, Resources for a cyber-safe Emergency Services Sector workforce, Scholarships for fire, emergency medicine and hazardous materials training, FEMA hosting webinars on updated National Response Framework Oct. 4, 2018 Fentanyl video helps first responders stay safe, Functional Needs Registry aids responders and citizens alike, Terrorism Prevention Literature Library, Nomination period open for 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards Sept. 27, 2018 Propane and natural gas safety in flooding conditions, Fire Prevention Week campaign focuses on action, National Cyber Strategy released, Outbreak Response Training Program for public health Sept. 20, 2018 First responder family preparedness, Campus Fire Safety Month, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requests input for updated Emergency Response Guidebook, Steel drum basics and fusible plugs for first responders Sept. 13, 2018 Quick-thinking paramedic makes life-saving suggestion, Free online hazmat training for rural, volunteer and remote responders, National test of IPAWS Public Alert and Warning System, “State of 911” Webinar: Coordinating 911 and Department of Defense Activities Sept. 6, 2018 Anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, Are your social media skills up to par for a disaster?, National Preparedness Month and media toolkit, International Public Safety Association releases Fall 2018 Webinar Week agenda of free training Aug. 30, 2018 Nerve agent information for EMS and hospitals, Drug labs vs. bomb labs, FAA releases guidance for suspected unauthorized UAS operations, Reducing stress: A toolkit for 911 call center managers Aug. 23, 2018 Mass overdoses tax emergency services, Your worst day is our every day: Repeated exposure to trauma, FEMA seeks comments on National Qualification System, Introduction to the FirstNet Network Status and Uplift Request tools Aug. 16, 2018 Scenario-based interactive firefighter training, National 911 program requests review of NG911 Roadmap draft, Evacuation and shelter-in-place planning considerations, EARTH EX 2018 “Black Sky” exercise Aug. 9, 2018 The Secret List turns 20 years old, Weaponized drone attack overseas raises concerns at home, National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center provides expertise and support, International Public Safety Association mass casualty symposium Aug. 2, 2018 Federal school security guides released, Planning for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, Patient decontamination after mass chemical exposure July 26, 2018 Pipeline emergencies toolkit for volunteer fire departments, 9-1-1 response to active shooter incidents, FEMA releases 2017 Hurricane After-Action Report, Online briefings: Russian Activity Against Critical Infrastructure July 19, 2018 Countering false social media information; DOJ launches Violence Reduction Response Center, Starting a law enforcement agency-based cybercrime unit, Webinar: Office for Bombing Prevention programs for first responders July 12, 2018 Why people keep clicking on phishing emails; EPA rolls out national electronic hazardous waste tracking system, New Disaster Health Core Curriculum program announced, Effects of wildfire smoke on community health July 5, 2018 Watchtower app tracks first responders’ vital signs, location; Faulty drug field test concerning for officer safety, evidence collection; IMAAC coordinating federal response to HazMat, CBRNE incidents; Webinar: Combating Human Trafficking – The Role of Fire and EMS June 28, 2018 Two firefighters shot, one killed during fire at nursing home; Office of Bombing Prevention schedule of virtual training; JTIC expands public safety UAS resources; NG9-1-1 Interstate Playbook Chapter 2 now available June 21, 2018 Fighting fires in buildings with fire sprinkler and alarm systems, National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, Health communications lessons learned after 2017 hurricane season, Webinar: Reimbursement for Costs of Firefighting on Federal Property June 14, 2018 Firefighter cancer registry bill moves forward in Congress, FEMA releases NIMS Implementation for SLTT jurisdictions, Effective messaging: It’s not your English class essay anymore, Webinar: Increasing situational awareness for first responders June 7, 2018 Two recalls affecting first responders: propane and injectable Naloxone, Ebola outbreak spreading overseas again; VALOR Officer Safety app updated; Webinar: planning for drinking water emergencies May 31, 2018 What you can do to prevent suicide in your department, Combating ransomware: Awareness briefings scheduled for June; Emergency Services Sector Continuity Planning Suite May 24, 2018 Possible chemical suicides endanger first responders, Emergency management planning for schools, Coordination between emergency management and water utilities, EMS Week: Stronger Together May 17, 2018 Electric car batteries pose minimal but extended fire risk; Silence is deadly: The first step in addressing the rise in suicides; FBI report: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017 May 10, 2018 Rapid Wildfire Risk Assessments; FBI releases active shooter 2016 and 2017 report; Social capital key to better disaster resilience; Partnering See Something, Say Something with academic institutions May 3, 2018 NFPA releases standard for active shooter/hostile event response; Suicide deaths outpace line-of-duty deaths for fire, law enforcement; Wildfire Research Center videos on community risk reduction; Human trafficking awareness training for EMS April 26, 2018 Webinar: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication, 2017 mass attacks findings from the U.S. Secret Service, LEO Near Miss Reporting System, Hazmat Accident Investigation Team Pilot Program April 19, 2018 What’s your fire department’s safety culture?, New DHS best practices guide on disaster area access, FEMA PrepTalks gives national emergency experts the stage, National Level Exercise 2018 to focus on hurricane response April 12, 2018 Surgeon General issues advisory on opioid abuse, naloxone; Cybersecurity and the healthcare sector; FEMA seeking public comment on NIMS mutual aid, interoperability; National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 5, 2018 EMS mental health services survey results show work is still needed, Crisis leadership training for local officials, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response Plan 2017 update, TRANSCAER chlorine training DVD now available March 29, 2018 Planning for medical equipment supply chain disruptions, NIST offers free software for agencies to test forensics tools, Assessing operations of small law enforcement agencies, Dam safety training on demand March 22, 2018 DHS puts out call for new first responder technology, Unannounced hospital mystery patient drills and toolkit, Upcoming FLETC training schedule, Webinar: Learn How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Cybersecurity March 15, 2018 TRANSCAER Crude by Rail Safety course now available, Exploring sUAS use in your fire and rescue department, Mistakes leaders make after a data breach, NIST updates Cybersecurity Framework website March 8, 2018 National Mutual Aid System beta testing launches in four states, Copline helps law enforcement officers in crisis, AVSNearMiss.org: lessons learned from averted school violence, Webinar: healthcare response to Las Vegas mass shooting March 1, 2018 Lessons learned from protest response in Charlottesville; Managing risk in the fire service; International Public Safety Association Webinar Week line-up announced for April More information on critical infrastructure protection