Emergency Services/First Responders


  • Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

    July 15, 2019

    If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist. Called the RDD Studio, the model was developed by the Lab’s Ryan Chen to provide a detailed simulation of what an ...

  • Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report

    June 20, 2019

    The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that GMFRS lacked specialist firefighters trained to enter “warm zones” during ...

  • Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

    April 9, 2019

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the QCPD, the local Bureau of Fire Protection, the local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and health ...

  • Wiltshire police chief ‘was unaware ex-spy Sergei Skripal lived in Salisbury’

    March 3, 2019

    The police chief whose officers responded to the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal has admitted he had no idea the former spy was living in Salisbury. Kier Pritchard, chief constable of Wiltshire, has demanded he be told of any other VIPs who could be at risk. The poisoning happened a year ago, hours before Mr Pritchard ...