Since 9/11, safety professionals increasingly are involved in efforts to protect employees and facilities against the threat of terrorism. Here is expert planning advice on developing a thorough security program.
Deputy Fire Chief Bob Allwang tells how the right training and luck enabled 69 professional and volunteer units to evacuate nearly 200 passengers from a derailed Amtrak train in 90 minutes. It could have been worse, much worse.
After the events of Sept. 11 focused the nation's attention on the heroism of firefighters and the need to prepare for future terrorist attacks, FEMA's assistance to firefighters grant program appears to be in the right place at the right time.