The Center for Domestic Preparedness is now able to provide expeditionary training to responders, particularly those immediately facing or recovering from disasters.
The center recently condensed a number of CDP courses into just-in-time, one- to four-hour training modules which they can offer to responders at their home stations. The CDP currently has more than 50 modules prepared, with a heavy emphasis on public health, hazardous materials, dealing with mass casualties, and incident command.
In this edition: read an introduction to HazMat training; discover what to see and do at CBRNe Convergence 2018; learn about the most common HazMat threats for first responders; read how prepared firefighters feel to handle HazMat incidents and explore what the linchpins of effective HazMat response are. Enjoy the read!
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The company behind a versatile rifle stock that enables operatives to shoulder their firearms while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered has received orders and a high level of interest from law enforcement agencies worldwide since production was launched in September.
Riot and ballistic face shields are essential for law enforcement officers in active shooter and riot control scenarios. The problem with these face shields is that once fully lowered they interfere with the assault rifles and/or less-lethal baton round guns that armed officers are equipped with. This can also be an issue with law enforcement officers that need to wear respirators in certain tactical situations.
23 October 2018 by CBRNe World Staff 0
Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.
The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery could be dramatically reduced thanks to a new generation of tiny chemical sensors that use light and sound to ‘listen to’ gas leaks.
Fitted to an autonomous patrolling robot, the tiny ‘Photo-Acoustic’ gas sensors will be part of a wireless network continuously monitoring pipelines that can instantly identify petroleum, hydrogen sulphide, and a number of toxic gases, before alerting operatives in an oil rig or chemical plant.
Current state of the art technologies can take anything up to 8 minutes per measurement and give off ‘false positives’ when detecting gas leaks. However, a group of EU researchers are exploiting new techniques to positively identify a leak in milliseconds.
23 October 2018 by CBRNe World Staff 0
On October 12, MyDefence co-hosted the event Electric Storm to demonstrate the capability of the latest MyDefence Counter UAS products for dismounted soldiers. The event featured a live demonstration of the detection and jamming capabilities of the WINGMAN 103 drone detector and the PITBULL Counter UAS jammer.
Last month, DeDrone announced the capability to detect drone swarms, and assuming the same conditions, MyDefence is now announcing drone swarm jamming capability, which was demonstrated at Electric Storm. During the event, five drone operators attempted to execute a coordinated drone attack. The coordinated attack was effectively neutralized using the MyDefence PITBULL Counter UAS jammer, and all drone operators lost control of their drones.
Siga Technologies announced this month that they have entered in to an agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID) to study the post-exposure prophylactic use of TPOXX.
TPOXX is currently being stockpiled by the government as a treatment for smallpox, and is the first, and only, FDA-approved smallpox antiviral treatment. There is also currently an IV formulation under development.
DuPont Safety & Construction today announced the launch of Nomex® Comfort, an innovative lightweight fabric combining the legendary flame resistant (FR) protection of Nomex® with enhanced comfort and breathability.
DuPont™ Nomex® is synonymous in the industry with the term protection and delivers proven protection to millions of people and critical processes around the world – empowering endless possibilities. New Nomex® Comfort provides inherent FR protection you expect from Nomex® with an optimized blend that enhances comfort and breathability – delivering comfort without compromise.
22 October 2018 by CBRNe World 0
Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.
The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10 “modern vehicle-based gamma and neutron radiation detection systems for various national security and radiological and nuclear counter-terrorism activities.”
19 October 2018 by CBRNe World Staff 0
Leidos Australia has awarded a contract to AirBoss Defense for the delivery of protective equipment to the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Land 2110 Phase 1B programme.
The Land 2110 Phase 1B CBRN defence capability facilities project will provide force protection to its deployed personnel, assigned coalition personnel and Phase 1B designated civilians, both offshore and within Australia.
Following a recent pre-clinical study, Inovio have announced that their Ebola Vaccine, INO-4212 provided 100% protection following a challenge with a lethal dose of the Ebola virus.
An article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases highlights that regimens of Inovio’s INO-4212 vaccine delivered by intramuscular administration provided 100% protection against a lethal Ebola challenge in all preclinical subjects.
Impressively, just two injections of a simple, dose-sparing intradermal administration generated strong immunogenicity and provided 100% protection against a lethal Ebola challenge in a separate study. Scientists observed that vaccination induced long-term immune responses in monkeys that were detectable for at least one year after the final vaccination.