Updates

Smiths Detection Introduces Next-Generation Handheld Detector for Narcotics, Explosives, Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial Chemicals

. . . a significant upgrade to existing handheld detectors, offering detection capabilities for toxic industrial chemicals such as Hydrogen Cyanide, Phosgene, Sulfur Dioxide and Chlorine

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Accenture-Led Smart Border Alliance the Contract to Develop and Implement US-VISIT Program

Contract Potentially Worth Billions-Smart Border Alliance to Help Design and Deploy New US-VISIT System at U.S. Air, Land and Sea Ports of Entry

DHS and EU Sign Agreement to Allow Collection of Passenger Data

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect airline Passenger Name Record (PNR) information relating to flights between the United States and the European Union.

FEMA Pilots New Training Course to Help Fire and Emergency Services Officials Enchance Coordination

"This pilot course is important as it provides a forum for partnership and local and regional coordination centered on President Bush's and the Department of Homeland Security's National Incident Management System (NIMS)."

MSAs new FireHawk Air Mask a Standout With New Carrier/Harness & Rescue Belt Make

. . . two new SCBA components for 2004--the Airframe Carrier and Harness and the optional Rescue Belt--provide safety, simplicity, reliability, comfort and versatility

Now available from MSA: CBRN Upgrade Kits for SCBA in field use

existing second-stage regulator in your MMR SCBA is replaced with a CBRN-protected Firehawk regulator, at any MSA authorized C.A.R.E. facility

Department of Homeland Security Announces New Measures to Expand Security for Rail Passengers

New Directives Call for Immediate Action from Commuter, Transit and Inter-city Rail

RAE Systems Wins $1 Million Radiation Sensor Contract From U.S. Military

The NeutronRAE alerts first responders to the presence of a radiation threat well before they might be exposed to health threatening levels, and this same high sensitivity allows security personnel to instantly detect smuggled nuclear material.

Response Biomedical Corp. Receives Final Clearance To Launch Its Lead Clinical Product Line To Assist In The Rapid Detection Of Heart Attacks

RAMP provides a quantitative result in approximately 15 minutes, compared to several hours turnaround time for traditional laboratory testing.

MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND THE NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF THE CITYWIDE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

NYPD will be the Primary Agency at all CBRN/Haz-Mat incidents, with responsibility for overall site management, assessment and investigations (crime-scene/terrorism). However, FDNY will be responsible for life safety operations and mass decontamination .