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Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.
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In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

‘When Seconds Count’: Maryland’s Statewide Emergency Medical Services Communications System to Benefit From Major Technology Upgrade

Overland Contracting, Inc., to oversee project that will retire legacy technologies and improve network utilization to help emergency responders communicate
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August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - One of the United States’ most complex communications systems for connecting pre-hospital care emergency responders will receive a major upgrade by Overland Contracting, Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch Company. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) chose OCI to serve as the systems integrator and to oversee the design and implementation of the upgrade of its communications system, which is approaching the end of its anticipated lifespan.

Barclays Employee Takes Banking Skills Into Volunteer Mountain Rescue

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Lee Faulkner works in risk management for Barclays and volunteers with the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, a voluntary organisation in South Wales. Lee talks us through his typical week – from searching for a missing person on the Brecon Beacons to helping rescue injured walkers – and how it feels for the team to have been recognised by Prince William.

Scotiabank Commits $300,000 in Support of the Community of Humboldt and the Province of Saskatchewan

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TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - To demonstrate our support following the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team, Scotiabank is committing $300,000 in support of the people of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and area.

Revamped Virtual Reality Tools to Prove Valuable in Emergency Response, Says Munjeet Singh, VP at Booz Allen

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Whether its reaching your 10,000-step goal for the day on your Fitbit, typing a message on your new iPhone or getting a violent shake on your video game controller when you lose; haptic technology has been around for years. Haptic technology is the use of vibration, force or other motions to simulate the feel of a virtual object or to give feedback. What if you were to pair a legacy tool like haptics with emerging tech such as virtual reality?

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Indago quadrotor UAS helps first responders locate at-risk missing individuals
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VINEYARD, Utah, May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Sheriff's agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia.

Norfolk Southern Safety Train Reaches More Than 1,900 First Responders on 18-City Tour

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NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern’s safety train recently completed its 2016 tour, training 1,926 first responders in 18 cities in 13 states across NS’ rail network. With rolling classrooms and hands-on activities, the safety train provided free training to firefighters, police officers, emergency management personnel, and other first responders on how to safely respond to a rail-related hazardous materials incident.

Human-Machine Teams: Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters Validate Firefighting and Search-and-Rescue Capabilities

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Rome, N.Y., November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety.

Area Emergency Responders Hone Their Skills on Norfolk Southern Safety Train

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NORFOLK, Va., October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Chattanooga, Tenn., this week, hosting 195 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.

Atlanta Area Emergency Responders Hone Their Skills on Norfolk Southern Safety Train

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Norfolk, Va., October 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Atlanta this week, hosting 92 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials.

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