Emergency Response


News & Articles

  • FCC Proposal to Help Responders Locate 911 Callers in Multi-Story Buildings

    The commission proposed a vertical location accuracy metric of plus or minus 3 meters relative to the handset for 80 percent of indoor wireless 911 calls, tentatively concluding that location accuracy metric—within 3 meters above or below the phone—would be sufficiently accurate to identify the caller's floor level in most cases and would be technically feasible under the timeframes established in the Enhanced 911 rules.

  • Grenfell Fire Inquiry Phase 1 Report Coming Soon

    Phase 2 of the Inquiry will examine issues that include the high-rise tower’s original design and modifications, fire and safety measures in it at the time of the fire, and where and why the fire began.

  • NIOSH Publishes Final Public Safety Research Agenda

    The 18-page document was developed by the NORA Public Safety Council and outlines research work that should be done in eight focus areas in order to promote safety and health for people working in public safety.

  • Coast Guard Rescue Contains Reminder on Proper Communications Gear

    "Thanks to the proper use of the VHF-FM radio, we were able to have assets on scene within 30 minutes of getting the distress call," said Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Steidell. "Having the right communications equipment often plays a big part in successful rescue missions."

  • NTSB Resets Meeting on Silver Spring Gas Explosion

    The Aug. 10, 2016, explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, Md., destroyed two apartment buildings, killed seven people, and caused 65 people to be transported to area hospitals. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

  • FHWA Giving $705.7 Million in Emergency Funds to 34 States

    Some of the funding was designated to help states recover from some of the largest incidents in recent years, including the eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii last year, the Oroville Dam emergency in northern California in 2017, and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.


Products

  • EmergencyScan.net

    EmergencyScan.net

    EmergencyScan.net is the easy, safe, secure way to allow first responders and medical personnel 24/7 access to your critical medical information and one-touch access to your emergency contacts and physicians. You control the information! Works with any mobile device that can scan a QR code. No app required. Perfect for workers in refinery, plant, construction or other high-risk environments; weatherproof stickers go anywhere.

  • Revolutionary Wearable Worker Safety

    Revolutionary Wearable Worker Safety

    Occly™ is a wearable personal safety device worn on the body or clipped to an accessory. Occly is armed with a alarm button, impact sensor, four cameras that continuously record images all around the user, sirens, a microphone, LED lighting, wireless capabilities, and safety network application.

  • Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED

    Physio-Control Inc.’s LIFEPAK CR Plus AED

    Featuring the same advanced technology trusted by emergency medical professionals—yet simple to use—the fully automatic CR Plus AED is designed specifically for the first person to respond to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.


Webinars


Whitepapers

  • Innovations in Chemical Protection

    The chemical protection market has remained unchanged in the last thirty years despite industry advancements and changes. Consequently, workers and purchasing agents have experienced serious gaps in their wants and needs for chemical protection with the products currently available.

  • Predictive Analysis in Workplace Safety: Four 'Safety Truths' that Reduce Workplace Injuries

    This new white paper describes how predictive analytics, which has already optimized several other industries, is now being used by safety professionals to predict and prevent workplace injuries. Readers will learn the four safety truths about safety observation and inspection data.

  • Leading Refinery Optimizes its Gas Detection Program

    iNet, Industrial Scientific’s Gas Detection as a Service solution, has alleviated the maintenance challenges previously faced by a crew at a leading U.S. refinery. Additionally, iNet has provided visibility into their gas detection program that keeps workers safer.


Videos

  • NATE 'Be Your Brother's Keeper' Tower Rescue Video

    NATE's "Be Your Brother's Keeper" video focuses on the importance of the planning, procedures, equipment, and training necessary to perform a successful tower rescue. The video was unveiled as part of Volume 3 of the association's popular Climber Connection series, made its debut during the AGL Local Summit in Kansas City, Mo. The video includes an interview with an experienced industry safety instructor walking through a rescue scenario and discussing the measures that must be planned for and implemented in order to successfully perform a rescue of a technician working on a communications tower. The video also includes live mock demonstrations highlighting different rescue options and techniques available to utilize by trained personnel working at a tower site. "It is paramount that all tower crews working in the industry receive consistent rescue training and refresher training in accordance with the NATE Tower Climber Training Standard guidelines," said Denise Frey from D&A Construction Management, Inc. in Branford, Conn. "Today's tower technicians are the first responders when it comes to performing a potential rescue of their fellow co-workers on a tower. This NATE video does a great job of providing an overview of the important elements that lead to a safe and successful rescue."

  • Crash Testing an Ambulance

    This video provides viewers with an understanding of full vehicle crash testing and how results impact future design and testing efforts. [NIOSH Pub. No. 2017-143-(2)]

  • Scott Sight: Benefits of Hands Free Testimonial

    Five firefighters from across the United States and Canada discuss the benefits of using a hands-free thermal intelligence system in this December 2016 video from Scott Safety.