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5 Dead, Suspect In Custody In Classroom Shooting At Oikos University In California

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California Monday, killing at least five people, law enforcement officials said. Police say they have a suspect in custody.

The shooting erupted at midmorning at Oikos University in Oakland and left five dead, the law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

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Book Review – Full Black by Brad Thor

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Scot Harvath is back! As I tore Brad Thor’s latest book Full Black from the hands of my husband okay, he was gracious enough to let me read it first, it was all I could do to not call in sick to work so I could lose myself in yet another great read by my favorite author.

As a member of Brad Thor’s reader forum, appropriately called the “Thorum,” I have hung on every piece of news and every teaser leading up to the moment I had the copy of Full Black in my hands. Settling down, I opened the page and was immediately thrown into Harvath’s world. Missions, threats, heroism……..Hollywood? Yes, even Hollywood!

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It’s A Disaster… and What Are You Going To Do About It

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

No matter where you live there is a chance some type of disaster or emergency can (or at some time will) occur. Whether it s terrorism, a flood, fire, hurricane, a chemical spill forcing an evacuation, biological attack or other emergency, it’s best to prepare BEFORE an actual crisis.

The question is … what are YOU gonna do about it?

IT’S A DISASTER!… helps families and businesses be aware, be prepared, and have a plan for most types of emergencies and disasters. The 268-page paperback from Bill and Janet Liebsch at Fedhealth provides quick-reference instructional bullets in 2-color format. It is not written to alarm people, rather it suggests informative and practical advice on what you should think about and do before, during and after specific types of crisis or disaster scenarios.

It’s A Disaster is an indispensable book and one of our favorites at NTA.

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X-Flex Bomb-proof Wallpaper Could Save Your Life

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

X-flex bomb-proof wallpaper is one of the most incredible inventions I’ve seen. Imagine a kevlar-type wallpaper that makes rooms and buildings, nearly indestructible.

X-Flex is a new kind of wallpaper: one that’s quite possibly stronger than the wall it’s on. Invented by Berry Plastics in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this lifesaving adhesive is designed for use anyplace that’s prone to blasts and other lethal forces, like in war or natural-disaster zones, chemical plants or airports.

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Gas Mask Bra Wins Public Health Prize

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Introducing, the gas mask bra. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something like this comes along. A brassiere that converts quickly into a gas mask.

The IgNobel Public Health prize went to Elena Bodnar of Hinsdale, Illinois and colleagues who designed and patented a bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander.

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n95 Respirator Masks Best for Swine Flu Health Workers

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Because people can catch the new H1N1 swine flu by inhaling the virus, health-care workers who deal with flu patients should wear properly fitted N95 disposable respirator masks, a new report from the Institute of Medicine advises.

These masks are not the same as loosely fitted surgical masks. N95 respirators fit tightly around the mouth and nose and have filters that can block about 95 percent of the flu virus, according to the report released Thursday.

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DHS Certifies Handheld Biodetection Kits For Counter-Terrorism

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, reported today that its handheld biodetection kits have been certified by the Department of Homeland Security as an “Approved Product for Homeland Security” under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002.

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Earthbox Container Home Gardening Kit

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Earthbox is an innovative approach to container gardening. You can double your yields of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers with less fertilizer, less watering, and no weeding at all.

During uncertain times there are a handful of industries and products do well, and for some very good reasons. Among them, home gardening tops the list.

Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Terrorism

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Terrorism is the authoritative textbook on one of the most important topics facing our nation.

From complex policy issues to common terrorist tactics, Homeland Security provides a practical foundation for professionals, students, and concerned citizens alike. Designed for readers who need to understand both the “big picture” and their own roles in the war against terror, the book provides a clear, comprehensive and fascinating overview of an increasingly complex and misunderstood topic.

SteriPEN Handheld Emergency Water Purifier – Review

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Steripen is a “must have” for any 72 hour kit, go bag or emergency kit. In almost any emergency, having an available supply of safe, clean water is a top priority.

It’s the perfect tool to insure you and your family have safe drinking water in an emergency. The SteriPEN uses ultraviolet light to purify water so there is no chemical taste, odor or risky side-effects. I’ve tried a number of purifiers and while most work as promised in purifying the water, the taste is often times so bad the water is virtually undrinkable.

SteriPENs are validated by the most extensive library of testing of any portable water treatment method. Multiple laboratories have proven that it’s ultra-violet light eliminates viruses, bacteria, and protozoa to keep your drinking water safe in an emergency. In fact, every unit is tested before packaging to insure that it exceeds the UV output standard to keep your family safe.

SteriPEN is easy to use in baby bottles, a glass in your hotel room or restaurant, or commercial water bottles and it will protect your pet’s water as well. Most people are not aware that pets won’t drink chemically treated water. With a SteriPEN, you’re carrying hundreds of gallons of pure water in your pocket, purse , glove box, or emergency kit.

It weighs just 8 ounces with four AA, disposable batteries and will purify 16 ounces of water in 48 seconds, or 32 ounces in 90 seconds. The ultraviolet light (UV)  actually destroys the DNA of microorganisms, making  them unable to reproduce and cause illness. It’s effective against outdoor microbes like giardia and cryptosporidium; pathogens that cause diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, and Legionnaire’s Disease; household germs such as bird flu, E. coli, and salmonella; staph and strep; and natural-disaster risks like botulism, cholera, smallpox, and typhoid.

No pumping, no chemicals, no test strips, no timekeeping, no lubricating, and no replacement filters are required. All that is required is to push the water purifier’s button (once for 32 ounces, twice for 16 ounces), place the pen-like lamp in clear water, and stir until an indicator light turns green. Water has no aftertaste after being purified.

It’s simple to use, easy to store and could save your life in an emergency.

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Emergency This Book Will Save Your Life

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, a new book by author Neil Strauss was released today. The book follows the “lessons learned” by Strauss as he spent several years researching individual emergency preparedness and what to do in a worst-case scenario.

Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do when when there is no one to turn to, no one to help…. You’re on your own in a major crisis or emergency?

You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system.

**I’ve started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.** So begins Neil Strauss’s harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year.

After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes–and now of world financial meltdown–Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that’s lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future.

It’s one man’s story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it.

I’ll review the book within the next couple of weeks and possibly give away a few copies in an upcoming promotion on the Homeland Security Response Network site.

We’ve also added a discussion in the forum.

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Brad Thor ‘The Last Patriot’

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Let me start by saying this, Brad Thor is one of the bravest men I know. He is cut from the cloth of an era when men stood up for what they believed in. He is unafraid and unflinching in his commitment to do and say what he believes is honorable and right.

Samuel Johnson said, “courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other”.  Brad Thor has courage.

From the first page to the last, his newest book, The Last Patriot grabs your attention and holds it relentlessly with a passion that is unequaled in the political thriller genre. (more…)