NEWS & ANALYSIS
Jul 10, 2012 -NSA head says it won’t read your e-mail. Interior border stations to close. POTUS signs Executive Order to further emergency communications. And more.
Jan 13, 2012 -Legislation was introduced last month that would provide DHS grants to fire departments to upgrade facilities for female firefighters.
Nov 28, 2011 -Firefighters say the presence of illegal immigrants in border areas and fear for their safety keeps them from utilizing their full arsenal for stopping wildfires in the Arizona border region.
Jul 13, 2011 -New technologies under development can be used to help locate firefighters in burning buildings and determine whether they are in distress.
Aug 26, 2009 -Nuclear power plants across the country with the support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are moving to terminate human-led fire protection for systematic, computer-based risk assessments, according to The New York Times.
Jul 30, 2009 -A team of firefighting robots has helped the London Fire Brigade avoid injuries and public disruptions associated with acetylene-based cylinder fires.
Feb 10, 2009 -As the worst bushfires in Australia's history continue to consume the southern state of Victoria, police fear the death toll will rise to over 300 as the search continues for an arsonist believed responsible for at least one of the fires.
Aug 21, 2008 -World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which was not hit by a plane on 9-11, has been the subject of conspiracy theorists, who have suggested that it collapsed from a controlled demolition. NIST now says in a draft report that the cause was "thermal expansion of long-span floor systems at temperatures “hundreds of degrees below those typically considered in current practice for fire resistance ratings."
Jun 04, 2008 -Companies that produce ignitable chemical dust must do more to prevent deadly explosions like the one at an Imperial Sugar Company plant in Georgia in February, says a member of the government's chemical safety board.
Jun 02, 2008 -Health maintenance and fitness programs could save lives, as would increased seat belt use, say experts at a conference hosted by the National Fire Protection Association.