2014 issue 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BY CLIVE ADDY

In his final Editor's Corner before retiring, Clive reflects on the security challenges we will be facing, and the change in scope and complexity of these challenges.

BY CAMERON HEKE

An in depth look at the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) detailing the benefits of it's service and the support needed to continue the service.

BY CLIVE ADDY

Public health in Canada is a shared responsibility between all three levels of government in collaboration with the private sector, non-government organizations, health professionals and the public. At its outset, the challenge of the H1N1 bird flu epidemic was well handled under the guidance of its highly-respected Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's first Chief Public Health Officer.

BY LANCE VALCOUR and CHIEF JEFF BROOKS

Despite all the successes, often driven by the practitioner community, a great deal remains to be accomplished. Two issues that continue to face major hurdles, are the use of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data and a national level vision and strategy for Next Generation 9-1-1.

Interview: Paramedics
BY CLIVE ADDY

FrontLine’s Executive Editor, Clive Addy, recently took the opportunity to speak with Dwayne Forsman, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Paramedic Association of Canada and Greg Forsyth, Superintendent Special operations of the Ottawa Paramedic Service some questions about the evolution of their profession.

BY DR PAULA STEWART

Dr. Stewart sets aside certain parameters that we must have in order for us to fulfill the premise of a healthy and active secure society.

Protecting at home and abroad
BY CASEY BRUNELLE

With experience in a wide range of operational environments, from Afghanistan and Iraq to post-Hurricane Katrina disaster response, the National Guard has proven instrumental in achieving objectives set both by state and federal authorities.

BY LT. COL STEVEN SOLOMON

Civil Air Patrol’s rich history of protecting America will come full circle when the U.S. Air Force auxiliary ­officially ­celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016.

Surveillance-to-Intelligence
BY RICHARD BRAY

Richard Bray takes a look at what Radar S21 Networks add to public safety and where it best suits operational needs.

BY DEPARTMENT of FISHERIES and OCEANS STAFF

Projects like OPERATION DRIFTNET – charged with monitoring and protecting the state of the vulnerable resources such as deep water fishing – demonstrate advanced surveillance tactics coupled with international cooperation.

BY KEN POLE

FrontLine Staff Writer Ken Pole looks at the latest in simulators and their role in training our officers in situations that they may not otherwise experience and examine how they react.

BY RICHARD BRAY

With the increased availability and the burgeoning avenues for domestic local use of UAV's and RPV's presents a challenge for regulators.

BY ERIC SPENCE

A look at card fraud and some best practices to avoid becoming a victim.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Watson takes a look at the differences between synthetic and vs traditional true-name theft. What should you look out for?

One Last Thing
BY SCOTT NEWARK

The case for Intelligence-led Enforcement, particularly in matters of border security.