2011 issue 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

This issue’s theme of earth, wind, fire and ice attempts to address our preparedness to handle the Mother Nature concerns.

BY LANCE VALCOUR

Why is the allocation of this spectrum a once in a lifetime opportunity for public safety practitioners?

Transport Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The prevention and response capability to deal with marine pollution incidents is a key security issue.

BY RICHARD BRAY

Canada has all the elements of a national public alerting system, but are time-sensitive public safety messages getting through to the public?

BY PIERRE BILODEAU

How equipped are government organizations to recover from an unexpected event? What are the tolerable thresholds of risk for a community, and how are they negotiated?

Leading a Modern Day Cavalry During Large-Scale Disasters
BY JACQUELINE CHARTIER

Law enforcement plays a crucial role during dire and stressful situations when otherwise law-abiding citizens can degenerate into violence or chaos.

Material Tragedy, Human Triumph
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

A wildfire eventually engulfed the town of Slave Lake, leaving approximately 730 people homeless.

Gina Wilson
BY KEN POLE

Authorities at all levels, as well as utilities and major manufacturers, have been trying to figure out how to handle the inevitable next major ice storm.

BY PATTI XENOS and DOUG ALLPORT

Crisis Management Tools Enable Responders to Share Critical Information in Near Real-Time.

Why International Standards?
BY J. LINLEY BIBLOW

To improve resiliency, organizations should adopt national and international standards as part of a comprehensive approach.

BY RICHARD OGLE and SARAH HENRY

First responders are at risk for PTSD. What are the most effective treatments?

BY SGT STEPHEN SADLER

A Toronto Police officer recounts his experiences in training police recruits in Afghanistan.

BY RICHARD BRAY

Police Science program prepares recruits.

BY FRAN HAWTHORNE

American, Canadian and Swiss laboratories are working to mitigate the threat of biological terror attacks.

When Common Sense and Courage Are No Longer Enough
BY RICHARD BRAY

When terrorists attack using CBRNE threats, first responders are vulnerable to invisible weapons. Emergency crews must have equipment to analyze contaminants.

What does security mean for Data Sovereignty? Unisys Stealth has the answer.

One Last Thing
BY SCOTT NEWARK

What is most compelling about the Canada-U.S. Border Agreement?