Crisis Response

Public Safety Communications

Despite all the successes, often driven by the practitioner community, a great deal remains to be accomplished. Two issues that continue to face major hurdles, are the use of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data and a national level vision and strategy for Next Generation 9-1-1. [node:read-more:link]

Emergency Paramedic Response from the Sharp End

FrontLine’s Executive Editor, Clive Addy, recently took the opportunity to speak with Dwayne Forsman, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Paramedic Association of Canada and Greg Forsyth, Superintendent Special operations of the Ottawa Paramedic Service some questions about the evolution of their profession. [node:read-more:link]

The Mid-Range Vulnerability

The contentious RCMP purchase and allocation of modern assault weapons continues into 2015. In a 2011 memorandum to RCMP members, then Commissioner William Elliott wrote of “gaps in our operational firearms capabilities.” Yet four and a half years later, the carbines are difficult to find among RCMP patrolling officers qualified to operate them. [node:read-more:link]

Hard Landing at YHZ

The so-called “hard” landing of an Air Canada A320 Airbus at the Halifax Airport (YHZ) on March 28th, has called into question airport emergency response capabilities at the airport, and the larger issue of provision of navaids to strengthen international aviation safety. [node:read-more:link]

No respite from flood threat for thousands

More Canadian soldiers are helping in the battle to sandbag homes against the still-rising floodwaters in central and eastern Canada than are deployed overseas, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says, though in a few places the water is slowly beginning to recede. [node:read-more:link]


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