On July 25 and 26, CRA and our partner, Northeast Mountain Guiding, conducted a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid class for urban search and rescue units in New Jersey. This course covered treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment. Through hands-on scenarios, case studies, and simulations, participants learned how to assess, treat, and prevent medical and traumatic emergencies in a wilderness setting. If you would like more information about our Wilderness First Aid class, please contact CRA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) which was held in Boston, MA. In the six months leading up to the DNC, CRA conducted the three-part DNC Exercise Series, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Boston Police Department. CRA conducted a Senior Leaders Seminar in January 2004, a Tabletop Exercise for operational personnel in April, and a complex and multi-faceted Command Post Exercise in early July 2004. This exercise series helped increase the preparedness of all participating Federal, Commonwealth, local, and private-sector entities prior to the DNC.
Dr. Joshua Sinai, CRA’s Director of Analytics & Business Intelligence, has published an article on preempting active shooters during the pre-incident phases in the Summer 2015 issue of “The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.” With active shooter incidents on the rise and of great concern, this article’s objective is to demonstrate that many potential active shooter incidents can be preemptively prevented if appropriate threat and risk mitigation strategies and tactics are implemented by security managers and public safety officers. The article provides a listing of pre-incident risky mindsets and behaviors that are exhibited by such potential perpetrators for preemptive prevention.
Link attached: Sinai Preempting Active Shooters JCTHSI (Summer 2015)
Dr. Joshua Sinai, CRA’s Director of Analytics & Business Intelligence, has published a review of Bill Whitmore’s book, “Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success,” in the Summer 2015 issue of “The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.” The book provides a comprehensive overview of the components of workplace violence and the pre-incidents risky behaviors that managers and co-workers need to be situationally aware of for effective prevention. The book’s author is Chairman & CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services.
In June 2015, CRA delivered our breakthrough Internet Intelligence Training workshop for law enforcement agencies throughout Massachusetts. This cutting-edge training class instructed officers, investigators, and analysts on techniques to use open-source information in support of investigations and analytical research. Among others, topics included the extraction of investigative value from social media platforms, photo exploitation and geo-location, auction sites, the deep web, Internet privacy, and the authentication of online content for admissibility in criminal cases. This two-day training class received outstanding feedback from participants.
New York City Office of Emergency Management has invited CRA’s Thomas Mauro to facilitate a Tabletop Exercise for the Breezy Point Cooperative located in the Rockaways section of New York City on July 9, 2015. Breezy Point was severely damaged by floods and fire during Hurricane Sandy. This facilitated discussion will examine the preparations that the community has made since Hurricane Sandy in anticipation of another severe storm and mandatory evacuation. Topics to be discussed include communications issues, evacuation planning, and personal preparedness.