April 2018

CDP Adds Fentanyl Awareness to Training

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) has incorporated fentanyl awareness into select training courses to address the threat of accidental exposure to the drug by first responders. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is so toxic that only two milligrams is considered a lethal dose. First responders around the nation have encountered fentanyl in powder and liquid forms, and on discarded needles which presents a hazard from accidentally inhaling the opioid or being stuck by a needle. The CDP’s fentanyl lecture focuses…

Boston Consortium Creates a Free Active Shooter Video

Visit www.schoolsafetyinfo.org, the Justice Technology Information Center’s school safety Web site, to read “Institutions of Higher Learning Enthused About Free Active Shooter Video.” This new success story highlights a new, free, active shooter video targeting institutions of higher learning available through the efforts of the Boston Consortium. While you’re visiting schoolsafetyinfo.org, check out more success stories, links to additional resources and a calendar of events.

Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders

In emergency and disaster situations, mobile devices and mobile apps enable first responders and public safety professionals to receive and share critical information in real time, enabling delivery of lifesaving services. However, as our reliance on mobile technology continues to increase, mobile apps have become the new target for cyberattacks using malware, ransomware, spyware, and app coding vulnerabilities which may expose personal data, drain the device’s battery, compromise the security of the device altogether, or provide fraudulent information resulting in…