Author Archives: Paul Tinder

SOFEX scheduled for May 5-8 in Jordan

SOFEX

The 10th Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference, a conference with an emphasis on counterterrorism, homeland security and special operations forces, will take place on May 5-8 in Amman, Jordan. SOFEX is the only special operations conference and exhibition held … Read More »

Education technology specialist sought by FEMA

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an education technology specialist in Anniston, Alabama, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, permanent position will have the potential for future promotions based on the specialist’s ability … Read More »

Flir Systems receives production decision for CBRNE response system

flir systems

Flir Systems, Inc., a sensor systems designer, announced on Tuesday that it received a full-rate production decision from the U.S. government for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threat response system. The U.S. Department of Defense will receive … Read More »

Ambition conference begins April 29 in London

Ambition 2014

Ambition 2014, a conference focused on pre-hospital care, resilience and interoperability, will occur on April 29-30 at Olympia, London. The show is the only conference with the full support of all National Health Service ambulance services. As a result, the … Read More »

Boston PD successfully used social media after marathon bombing

Boston Police Department

The Boston Police Department successfully used Twitter to keep the public informed during the investigation after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, according to a recent report by the National Institute of Justice. The report was part of an effort to … Read More »

Insurance examiner sought by FEMA

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an insurance examiner in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, permanent position may require irregular work hours during emergency management operations. Travel requirements to support emergency … Read More »

UAB nursing students train at CDP

Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP

Forty-seven nursing students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing recently completed two courses at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. The students took the the Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program course before completing … Read More »

General Dynamics receives $23 million from DoD to develop CBRN modeling software

general dynamics

General Dynamics Information Technology, a developer of aerospace, combat, information and marine technologies, announced on Thursday that it received a $23 million contract to develop modeling software for the U.S. Department of Defense. General Dynamics will develop software for Joint … Read More »

Stockpiling smallpox vaccine may be best use of resources

Smallpox

More time and energy should be spent on developing smallpox vaccine stockpiles rather than pursuing new vaccines or antiviral agents, according to an editorial published on Tuesday in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. D.A. Henderson, a distinguished scholar with the UPMC Center … Read More »

Closeout specialist sought by FEMA

Job Openings

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a closeout specialist in Lakewood, Colorado, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, temporary position may require travel in support of emergency operations. The job may involve weeks … Read More »

Logistics management specialist sought by FEMA

Help Wanted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a logistics management specialist in Atlanta, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, temporary position is expected to last no more than two years and requires travel that … Read More »

Researchers seek countermeasures against mystery infections

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A team of scientists at the University of Washington is seeking rapid, broad countermeasures that can be effective against several different viruses and pathogens, the university said on Tuesday. The university is one of seven institutions chosen as part of … Read More »

Program specialist sought by FEMA

Help Wanted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a program specialist in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Monday on usajobs.gov. The full-time, temporary position will require occasional travel on a regular basis and potentially extensive travel in support … Read More »

NFPA approves Avon Protection’s self-contained breathing apparatus

Avon Rubber

Avon Protection, a respiratory protection systems developer, announced the award on Monday of National Fire Protection Association 1981, 1982 and 2013 edition approvals for the company’s Deltair self-contained breathing apparatus. The Deltair SCBA was developed through extensive field research. Avon … Read More »

Lead emergency management specialist sought by U.S. State Department

U.S. department of state

The U.S. State Department is seeking a lead emergency management specialist in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on iaem.com. The full-time job will be located in the Office of Emergency Management in the State Department’s Bureau … Read More »