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LA-RICS public-safety LTE project in peril after LA City Council votes to stop construction

Los Angeles City Council members yesterday unanimously voted to halt construction of Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE cell sites in the city—a move that could undermine the largest first-responder broadband project in the country, according to several … Continue reading

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L.A. Fire Department Dramatically Overhauls Response to Shootings

Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX. The new goal is to have … Continue reading

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Australian Firefighters Ingest Data-Transmitting Pills When They Go To Work

A new data-delivering pill could help firefighters monitor their reactions to heat stress, a new trial in Australia shows. Heat stress can lead to various problems for firefighters working in hot environments, including unconsciousness and cardiac arrest, and the standard … Continue reading

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