FrontLine Safety & Security 2011: ISSUE 4

Authorities at all levels, as well as utilities and major manufacturers, have been trying to figure out how to handle the inevitable next major ice storm.

First responders are at risk for PTSD. What are the most effective treatments?

What does security mean for Data Sovereignty? Unisys Stealth has the answer.

This issue’s theme of earth, wind, fire and ice attempts to address our preparedness to handle the Mother Nature concerns.

Law enforcement plays a crucial role during dire and stressful situations when otherwise law-abiding citizens can degenerate into violence or chaos.

What is most compelling about the Canada-U.S. Border Agreement?

The prevention and response capability to deal with marine pollution incidents is a key security issue.

Why is the allocation of this spectrum a once in a lifetime opportunity for public safety practitioners?

Police Science program prepares recruits.

American, Canadian and Swiss laboratories are working to mitigate the threat of biological terror attacks.

A Toronto Police officer recounts his experiences in training police recruits in Afghanistan with “Introduction to Community Policing” courses to Afghani recruits. This mission is an opportunity for Canadians to wave our flag proudly.

How equipped are government organizations to recover from an unexpected event? What are the tolerable thresholds of risk for a community, and how are they negotiated?

Canada has all the elements of a national public alerting system, but are time-sensitive public safety messages getting through to the public?

To improve resiliency, organizations should adopt national and international standards as part of a comprehensive approach.

Crisis Management Tools Enable Responders to Share Critical Information in Near Real-Time.

A wildfire eventually engulfed the town of Slave Lake, leaving approximately 730 people homeless.

When terrorists attack using CBRNE threats, first responders are vulnerable to invisible weapons. Emergency crews must have equipment to analyze contaminants.