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Mass Emergency Response

The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
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March 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing

We've had dozens of attempted attacks by radicalized Islamist terrorists here in the United States since 9/11, and only in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was there any degree of 'success' on the part of the attacker - Full Story
March 10, 2011
Technology to help respond to an active shooter or large attack the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Technology to help respond to an active shooter or large attack

Originally developed as a spreadsheet after Columbine, the system has evolved into a sophisticated Internet-based program that can be accessed from desktops, police cruisers and PDAs/smartphones - Full Story
November 18, 2010
OTMs and SIAs in the USA Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

OTMs and SIAs in the USA

OTM is a delightful little acronym for illegal immigrants who are 'Other Than Mexican' — SIA stands for 'Special Interest Aliens' from terrorist nations like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen - Full Story
November 02, 2010
ALERT: A regional task force of SWAT operators Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

ALERT: A regional task force of SWAT operators

Wisconsin's undaunted ALERT Team is equipped and prepared to respond to and mitigate terrorist, WMD, or other catastrophic events - Full Story
August 30, 2010
Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions

One of the biggest problems following natural disasters is the spread of disease and infection after... - Full Story
April 02, 2010
How to buy emergency lighting PoliceOne Staff - How to Buy...

How to buy emergency lighting

By Mike Shimwell S A Equipment Republished with permission of International Fire Fighter Magazine It... - Full Story
March 16, 2010
March 2010 MHz Update: FCC to unveil D-Block plan Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

March 2010 MHz Update: FCC to unveil D-Block plan

Chief William Bratton, LAPD (ret.) says of the effort to build a nationwide public safety wireless broadband network, “If we don’t get that D-Block now, we’ll never get it.” - Full Story
March 08, 2010
A phased approach to improve radio communications Deputy Chief Eddie Reyes - Communications Interoperability
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A phased approach to improve radio communications

Few arguments against using plain language and common terminology are defensible anymore - Full Story
March 05, 2010
Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT Kenneth Solosky - Police Aviation

Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT

During a complex and changing major incident, the entire specialized unit package must act, think, and work as one in order to succeed - Full Story
February 03, 2010
30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story



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Mass Emergency Response Columnists

The Counter Terrorist The Counter Terrorist
with Security Solutions International Staff
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief