Emergency services

Meggitt Training Systems Wins Canadian Armed Forces Small-Arms Trainer Service and Support Contract

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:10pm

Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a US$4.4 million contract extension from Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, to provide in-service support to the Canadian Armed Forces for Meggitts Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT).

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  • Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a US$4.4 million contract extension from Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, to provide in-service support to the Canadian Armed Forces for Meggitts Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT).
  • The original contract won by Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec), a subsidiary of Suwanee-based Meggitt Training Systems Inc., began in June 2015 and includes operator and maintenance support for related training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada.
  • Meggitt has been a proud supplier of weapon simulation to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 20 years, said Ed Duckless, president of Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec).
  • Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems.

Viken Announces “VALOR” Initiative to Provide Local, Underfunded Police Departments with Handheld Technology to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

Viken Detection, pioneer of x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced its VALOR initiative to provide free or at-cost refurbished HBI-120 handheld x-ray imagers to local, underfunded police departments.

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  • Viken Detection, pioneer of x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced its VALOR initiative to provide free or at-cost refurbished HBI-120 handheld x-ray imagers to local, underfunded police departments.
  • VALOR is an acronym for Viken Assisting Law-enforcement in the Opioid Response.
  • As many of our law enforcement and government agencies migrate to our next-generation platform, Viken will use this opportunity to support local, underfunded police departments with our handheld technology, said Jim Ryan, CEO of Viken Detection.
  • Viken Detection is the market leader in handheld x-ray imaging and in handheld lead-in-paint detection, helping officials in each of these capacities keep the public safe.

Caliburn International Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:58pm

On May 30, Caliburn International donated more than 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items to the Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center (EOC) in Rockledge, FL.

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  • On May 30, Caliburn International donated more than 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items to the Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center (EOC) in Rockledge, FL.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The Brevard County EOC put out a call in April to Brevard County businesses requesting PPE and supplies to support local hospital workers and emergency responders.
  • Thats not serendipitous thats good planning and execution, said Dan Jones, who leads Caliburns Medical Management Solutions (MMS) line of business.
  • About Caliburn International, LLC: We are a leading provider of professional services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies and commercial clients.

BriefCam Announces Video Analytics Innovation for Contact Tracing, Physical Distancing, Occupancy Management and Face Mask Detection

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

BriefCam , the industrys leading provider of Video Content Analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS solutions, today announced significant new capabilities to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its innovative and extensible video content analytics platform.

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  • BriefCam , the industrys leading provider of Video Content Analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS solutions, today announced significant new capabilities to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its innovative and extensible video content analytics platform.
  • Face Mask Detection: Provides the ability to search for people with or without a face mask, as well as detect and alert on face mask violations in real-time.
  • Proximity Identification with real-time alerting as well as Face Mask Detection analysis and trending capabilities is planned for August 2020.
  • BriefCam is the industrys leading provider of Deep Learning and VIDEO SYNOPSIS solutions for rapid video review and search, face and license plate recognition, real-time alerting, and quantitative video insights.

AHF Unveils New National #StandAgainstHate Campaign

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 4:57pm

AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition ( BLACC ), an affinity group of AHF, today announced the relaunching of the empowering #StandAgainstHate campaign , a national advocacy, awareness and action campaign intended to take on and challenge the racism, hatred, police abuse targeting African Americans and a burgeoning white supremacy movement that continue to sweep our nation.

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  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition ( BLACC ), an affinity group of AHF, today announced the relaunching of the empowering #StandAgainstHate campaign , a national advocacy, awareness and action campaign intended to take on and challenge the racism, hatred, police abuse targeting African Americans and a burgeoning white supremacy movement that continue to sweep our nation.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200603005686/en/
    As part of the relaunch of its #StandAgainstHate campaign, AHF and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) are running full-page advocacy ads in major newspapers across the country.
  • The #StandAgainstHate campaign also features a national billboard campaign that will roll out in multiple cities over the next few weeksa social media launch on media platforms of AHF and many of its affiliate organizations as well as the hosting of community forums, including listening and talkback sessions in select cities around the country where AHF has a presence.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare .

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Releases Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter Protests, Calls for Police Reform Measures

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:44pm

Following a week of protests across Delaware and the nation in response to George Floyds killing by police officers and continued police brutality towards Black citizens, today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) released a statement of support for the protests.

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  • Following a week of protests across Delaware and the nation in response to George Floyds killing by police officers and continued police brutality towards Black citizens, today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) released a statement of support for the protests.
  • The group also announced it is expanding its platform for improving transparency, accountability and diversity in Delaware to include police reform measures proposed by the Delaware NAACP to curb law enforcements use of excessive force and introduce accountability.
  • Their demands for accountability for the systematic discrimination and brutality towards Black Americans by law enforcement officers are important and must be heard.
  • For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware or to join the cause, visit DelawareForBusiness.org .

SOMA Global Expands Into North Carolina, Announces Partnership for Cloud-Based Public Safety

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

SOMA Global, a leading provider of Public Safety as a Service (PSAAS), has contracted with the City of Whiteville Police Department to implement North Carolinas first cloud-native Public Safety Solution, fully running on the AWS GovCloud.

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  • SOMA Global, a leading provider of Public Safety as a Service (PSAAS), has contracted with the City of Whiteville Police Department to implement North Carolinas first cloud-native Public Safety Solution, fully running on the AWS GovCloud.
  • We are thrilled to expand into North Carolina through our partnership with Whiteville, said Peter Quintas, Founder and CEO of SOMA Global.
  • With so many of our SOMA team members calling North Carolina home, we take great pride in launching our cloud-based platform here.
  • SOMA Global is a team of public safety and technology veterans that understands and respects the value of a partnership with an agency.

Rapaport Press Release: Diamond Markets Return Cautiously

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:42pm

Stores have reopened in many US states, offering virtual consultations and curbside pickup.

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  • Stores have reopened in many US states, offering virtual consultations and curbside pickup.
  • They are expected to focus their promotions on bridal, as well as classic diamond jewelry like solitaire necklaces and tennis bracelets.
  • The new Natural Diamond Council (NDC), formerly the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), has an opportunity to reengage with younger consumers in an authentic and dynamic manner that is appropriate for todays tough market conditions.
  • For in-depth data on diamond pricing, supply and demand, subscribe to the Rapaport Research Report here .

FLIR Systems Installs Its EST Screening Solution at Pentagon to Support the Fight Against COVID-19

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

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  • FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
  • The companys integrated EST screening solution, the A700 EST-IS, features the FLIR A700 thermal imaging camera.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200602005242/en/
    FLIR Systems has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Were honored to again serve the U.S. defense community in this effort to better protect visitors to the Pentagon and support elevated skin temperature screening.

Utah Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes for Re-election

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00pm

After interviewing the three attorney general candidates from major parties in the 2020 field, the Utah Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has decided to endorse incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes in his bid to remain the states top law enforcement official.

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  • After interviewing the three attorney general candidates from major parties in the 2020 field, the Utah Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has decided to endorse incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes in his bid to remain the states top law enforcement official.
  • The endorsement from the largest police labor organization in Utah is a positive sign for a Reyes victory in the June primary and November general election.
  • According to FOP Utah President Brent Jex, The FOP doesnt always endorse in elections if there is not a super-majority consensus of our Board of Trustees.
  • Reyes supports increased compensation and retirement benefits, more expansive mental and behavioral health resources, and greater physical protection for peace officers in Utah.