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Archive | Preparedness

Hammer Throw Event Safety Is Complex: Wheaton Police Investigate Death of College Student

Wheaton Police Department is investigating the death of 19 year-old Ethan Roser, the Wheaton College student who died Saturday after being struck in the head during a hammer throw event. He was standing off the field of play at Lawson Field during pre-event warmups when the accident occurred, police said Monday. Ethan Roser was a […]

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Rough Timeline of Cook County Courthouse Escape As Investigative Reporting Opens

Jonathan Scott, who escaped Wednesday July 20, 2016 from Cook County Courthouse, was at large for more than three hours. The potentially dangerous criminal escaped from the courthouse at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road at about 2:00 p.m. He was captured about 5:10 p.m. Jonathan Scott, who was described as homeless, […]

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Top TSA Official Kelly Hoggan Removed as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Operations

Kelly Hoggan, the TSA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. CNN’s Rene Marsh has the latest. TSA failed to detect fake explosives and weapons 95 percent of the time during covert testing, but Kelly Hoggan got a $90,000 bonus before he […]

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Tornado Warning Test Didn’t Show Test; Scared Some People

About 10:00 a.m. Tuesday — about the same time as the “first Tuesday of the month” test of the tornado sirens, some TV viewers were frightened by an onscreen message that stated: “Tornado Warning.” The audio portion of the message announced a test, but the onscreen message did not mention a test. Comcast claims they […]

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September is National Preparedness Month with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30

September is National Preparedness Month, which provides residents an opportunity to revisit their emergency preparedness plans for themselves, their family and their community. The theme of “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” serves as a reminder to create or update an emergency communication plan for your family. Residents are urged to get together […]

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What If a “Bomb Train” Derailed at the Railroad Bridge at Northwest Highway and Davis St, Arlington Heights?

Stalled freight train in downtown Arlington Heights consisted of one tanker car with Di-Methyl Sulfate, one tanker car with N-Propanol, two unmarked tanker cars, and one tanker car that was not observed close up. Trains known as “bomb trains” have been nicknamed because of their black, torpedo-shaped tanks that are filled with potentially explosive crude […]

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Posted in Disaster Report, Preparedness

Stalled Freight Train at Metra Train Station Reveals a Common, Highly Toxic Hazardous Material in White Tanker Car

A stalled freight train Wednesday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights revealed a surprising discovery — a hazmat placard for a common industrial chemical, but highly toxic chemical that is also classified as a potential chemical weapon. Wednesday a freight train stalled just after noon, which gave the opportunity to take a look at what kind […]

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Posted in FD Notebook, Preparedness

The week of November 16, 2014 to November 22, 2014 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

As cold and snow begin in earnest across Illinois and Indiana, the National Weather Service, FEMA, IEMA, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Illinois and Indiana State Police, Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation and American Red Cross are encouraging everyone to begin preparing now for the cold and snowy months of winter. Weather ready? Take […]

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Police Security Experts Concerned About Use of Drones for Terror Assaults

Law enforcement agencies are concerned that terrorists could use unmanned drones in future attacks on America. Jeff Pegues reports. Security experts, such as NYPD’s Deputy Chief Salvatore DiPace are concerned about the possibility of drones with a payload that could include bombs or chemical agents. Experts believe the technology exists to arm drones with firearms, […]

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Naperville Fire Department Conducts Regional HazMat Training Exercise with Canadian National Railroad

Naperville Fire Department will be conducting a regional live fire training exercise near Quincy Avenue northeast of the City’s Public Works Service Center. There is no emergency at the scene and there is no cause for alarm.The training exercise is being held in cooperation with the Canadian National Railroad and is allowing our fire and […]

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First Ebola-Infected Patient Arrives in United States and Western Hemisphere; Risk vs Compassion

A U.S. doctor infected with Ebola was able to visit with his family at an Atlanta hospital after being flown from Africa. A U.S. medical doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly, who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa was flown to Atlanta to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University […]

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Posted in Healthy & Fit, Preparedness

Miami-Dade Police Revert to Analog System After Encrypted Harris Digital Police Radio System Presents Glitches

A public safety radio system by Harris Corporation, similar to the radio system installed in Naperville and Aurora has been put on hold in Miami-Dade, Florida. After glitches, garbled conversations and dead spots were discovered in a $25 million radio system, the law enforcement agency in Florida is reverting back to an older analog radio […]

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