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Long Beach & Los Angeles announce $53 million security grant
The Long Beach Post Share
The cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles will receive $53 million homeland security grant to enhance preparedness in the event of a terrorist attack. The full grant is worth more than $69.9 million but the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) retains 20 percent of the award, and "administrative costs" also equate to an additional five percent. More
Department of Homeland Security calls for public-private partnerships with sports industry
In an address before the attendees of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security conference in New Orleans, La., Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that sports security should be top of mind, as evidence by the World Cup terror attacks in Uganda, Munich 1972 and Atlanta in 1996. She said the sports industry was both symbolic as well as economically important to the American way of life, which made the industry both a target for extremists and a key asset for the DHS to focus its threat protection efforts upon. More
Atwater considers arming firefighters with police powers
The Merced Sun-Star Share
This year's Fourth of July may have been safe for residents, but for firefighters it was sometimes like the OK Corral. While the fire department was trying to get illegal fireworks under control, people disregarded requests and warnings from firefighters. Some even set off fireworks at them, said Jeff Isaacs, battalion chief for the Atwater, Calif., Fire Department. More
City officials hoping to reduce a massive increase to premium for liability, property insurance coverage
The West Central Tribune Share
The city of Willmar, Minn., is taking steps to reduce the increase in the cost of liability and property insurance. The city's annual insurance premium was proposed to increase 21.8 percent from $124,922 in 2010 to $152,222 in 2011. The increase was due to two to three large claims during the past couple of years. More
The who's who of food safety on Twitter
Food Safety News Share
According to a recent survey, food safety was the most memorable food story in the media last year. Meanwhile, with over 100 million users and 2 billion tweets per quarter, Twitter is taking the social media landscape by storm. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of discussion about the food system in the 140-character "twitterverse." Here is a guide on who to follow on Twitter for food safety news, discussion and expertise. More
Security concerns for London 2012 Olympics
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With less than two years to go until the opening of the London Olympics, the venues are nearing completion, the project remains on budget and the city is gearing up to welcome the world in 2012. Beyond the tangible progress, however, lies a lingering concern: Will London be safe from a terrorist attack? More
New Mexico invests $685,000 for Albuquerque firefighters
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Governor Bill Richardson announced he is committing $685,000 in Recovery Act funds to help replace critical fire safety equipment for Albuquerque firefighters. Governor Richardson was joined at the announcement by Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry who highlighted the city is investing an additional $150,000 in the equipment. More