Public Safety This category contains the most recent news regarding public safety, including policy decisions, legislation, and education efforts. Find releases encompassing road safety, food safety, workplace accident prevention, product recalls, testing standards, and awareness campaigns. Also included are stories about crime rates, law enforcement efforts, alcohol and drug abuse health alerts, anti-contamination measures and disease control.

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Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 ET fred's Pharmacy Assists in the Fight Against Opioid Overdose by Offering Naloxone

 The leading cause of accidental death in the United States is drug overdose, and the driving force in this epidemic is addiction to opioids....


Aug 17, 2016, 09:03 ET COPsync911 Implemented at Fauquier County, VA Schools

 COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), announced today that the Fauquier County Public Schools, and the private Highland School and Wakefield School in...


Aug 17, 2016, 08:40 ET A New Children's Book to Help Parents and Teachers Prepare Kids for School-Related Emergencies

 Just in time for the new school year, Brad Spicer, one of the nation's leading school safety experts, has written a children's book, "Teddy is...


Aug 17, 2016, 08:37 ET California Drunk Driving Fatalities on Rise after Decline

After reaching an all-time low in 2011 – with 774 fatalities involving individuals with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater – the...


Aug 17, 2016, 08:30 ET Carhartt Announces Voluntary Product Notification To Customers About Nine Styles Of Flame Resistant Sweatshirts

 Carhartt today informed customers about a voluntary product notification regarding nine Flame Resistant (FR) sweatshirt styles with durable...


Aug 16, 2016, 16:41 ET Allstate's National Catastrophe Team Celebrates 20 Years Serving and Helping Customers after Natural Disasters

 Picture this. For the last 20 years, you have traveled the country – not to see the sights – but to see what you can do to help...


Aug 16, 2016, 15:56 ET Erie County chooses EFJohnson to provide ATLAS® P25 Phase 2 public safety communication system

 EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (EFJohnson), the mission-critical P25 communications specialist for JVCKENWOOD Corporation, has signed a $16.1...


Aug 16, 2016, 12:53 ET Russians Warn of War Danger, States Physicians for Civil Defense

The shadow of nuclear weapons is ever present, and the question of whose finger will be on the "nuclear button" will figure in the Presidential...


Aug 16, 2016, 12:43 ET Dispositivos médicos que tratan la obesidad: qué hay que saber

In English Si su proveedor médico considera que usted padece sobrepeso u obesidad, no es el único. Más del 68 por ciento de los...


Aug 16, 2016, 12:33 ET Global Crisis and Emergency Management Firm partners with Texas Department of State Health Services for Public Health Preparedness

 Witt O'Brien's, a global leader in crisis and emergency management, today announced it is working with the Texas Department of State Health...


Aug 16, 2016, 10:00 ET TruGreen Partners with American Red Cross - Supporting Effort to Reduce the Nationwide Drowning Rate among Children

 TruGreen announced a partnership with the American Red Cross today, seeking to help reduce the drowning rate among the nation's children,...


Aug 16, 2016, 09:44 ET CPSC Posts Recall to its Web Site

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the...


Aug 16, 2016, 09:05 ET Mayor of New Orleans Establishes Fund To Help the Thousands of Louisiana Families Stranded By Floods

 To provide immediate relief for the victims of the recent historic floods in Louisiana, the Mayor of New Orleans has opened the "NOLA Pay It...


Aug 16, 2016, 09:03 ET U.S. Army Declares Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 MSE Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Army recently declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE)...


Aug 16, 2016, 08:00 ET New Jersey DOC Re-awards Residential Treatment Programs, Heralding 21 Years Of Service To The State

Community Education Centers, (CEC) announced today the re-award of statewide contracts from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC),...


Aug 16, 2016, 07:30 ET The City of Battle Creek Selects New Emergency Response Vehicles, Built on Spartan Custom Chassis

Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR), announced today that the City of Battle Creek,...


Aug 15, 2016, 16:29 ET Selfies and Curfews are no Reason to Race That Train

 Union Pacific launched a railroad safety campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Pandora reminding drivers and pedestrians to use caution when...


Aug 15, 2016, 16:26 ET Save the Children Responding to Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Save the Children is deploying an emergency response team to Baton Rouge to establish Child-Friendly Spaces in emergency shelters and assess...


Aug 15, 2016, 15:50 ET Louisiana Flooding: Red Cross Shelters 10,000+ After Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy

The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana affected by devastating flooding, likely the worst natural disaster since...


Aug 15, 2016, 10:34 ET AT&T Enhances Interoperability for Public Sector and Public Safety Networks

First responders, transportation agencies and public departments depend on interoperable Land Mobile Radio (LMR) solutions to connect and...


Aug 15, 2016, 08:00 ET Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children between ages 1-4

 Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1-4. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), 10...


Aug 15, 2016, 07:46 ET AJC Mourns Death of Murdered New York Imam

AJC U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations Robert Silverman visited the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque to meet with congregation members mourning the...


Aug 15, 2016, 07:22 ET Fanyu Lin, CEO of FLUXUS LLC, Kicks Off a Collective Movement Initiative to Tackle Global Housing Challenge

 With affordable housing becoming scarce, refugee camps rising daily, and over 1.6 billion people struggling to secure decent housing by 2025,...


Aug 15, 2016, 07:00 ET EFJohnson Introduces New Radio & Demonstrates Patented Technology at APCO 2016

 EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. will showcase its latest innovations for public safety at APCO International's Annual Conference and Expo,...


Aug 14, 2016, 15:16 ET Red Cross Sheltering Thousands in Louisiana After Unprecedented Flooding

 The American Red Cross is helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters in Louisiana after unprecedented flooding has...