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Written by Kevin Cresswell Ricin, contained in a package addressed to the White House, was intercepted by investigators last week. The alleged assassin was arrested a few days later. Ricin is much easier to produce than other popular biological weapons like botulinum, sarin, and anthrax, but it is not as potent as any of those, […]
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“Get your grants in for PPE!” An unprecedented recent announcement from FEMA  – it will be opening its Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant application period for a second round of funding.  The purpose of Assistance to Firefighters Grant-Supplemental (AFG-S) is to award grants directly to fire departments, non-affiliated EMS (NAEMS) […]
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Originally published on U.S Fire Administration What is a fire-adapted community? A human community consisting of informed and prepared citizens collaboratively planning and taking action to safely coexist with wildland fire through preparation. A fire-adapted community is where residents, agency partners, tribes, local elected officials, fire districts, public works departments, utilities, water districts, conservation and land […]
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Originally published on CSB September 10, 2020, Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a new contractor report stemming from the 2017 fatal dust explosion at the Didion Milling facility in Cambria, Wisconsin. The document entitled, “Dust Hazard Learning Review” produced for the CSB by Dynamic Inquiry LLC, gathered feedback […]