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Occupational Safety

When law enforcement responds to a scene, they face a large number of unknowns.  A scene that initially seems calm, can quickly escalate to one of extreme violence.  Those seconds where escalation begins can be of extreme importance to other responding units.  What has been missing, until now, is a connected solution that leverages telemetry data from firearms, combined with tactical edge information sharing, to...

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Blueforce Development Corporation (BDC), at the request of Boston Fire Department (BFD) and Metro Boston USAR team, provided operational support for the Operation SCORE exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod during two night-time operational periods: September 15, 2017 starting at 1800 EDT running until 0700 EDT on September 16, 2017, and September 16, 2017 starting at 1800 EDT running until 0600 EDT on September 17,...

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It was a sight that nightmares are made of; Tons of rubble and rebar and the screams of people trapped after a terrorist detonated an improvised car bomb at a school where a town meeting was being held.  The walking wounded swarmed first responders as they arrived on site and the dead could be seen on the school ground. This was the scene that hundreds of...

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Blueforce specializes in Lone Worker safety, which we describe as a person who carries out work activities by themselves or in an area where there are no other people nearby to respond in a timely fashion should the worker become disabled or encounter a hostile situation.  By far, the largest hazard to Lone Workers is the risk of falling. While most falls are not life...

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Law enforcement officers need to stay connected and be able to access critical information quickly and easily. Microsoft, together with Blueforce, provides combined solutions that empower officers to better serve and protect, and still allow a choice of mobile devices and sensors that both fit the needs of the agency and officers. Mobile phones running Blueforce Tactical can be used to share and receive photos,...

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Blueforce customers live in a world where Command decisions drive mission success or mission failure, and where life and death is a function of actionable information getting to the right person at the right time. Most often, the perishability of tactical information is measured in minutes. A robustly networked operational environment coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the game specific to real-time...

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Blueforce was proud to take part in MEDWAR 2017 SOUTHEAST as a guest of VCOM/Auburn. Exposure to extreme heat is a reality of any form of public safety/military training and unit preparation for operational missions, MEDWAR included. Many heat illnesses are preventable, and none should be fatal. Leaders must assess unit's missions and training requirements against the risk associated with operating in warm weather environments....

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Thousands of workers fall victim to heat related injuries annually. Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion can occur quickly and early signs are often ignored as workers are focused on accomplishing their assigned tasks. These injuries can occur when work is being done outside and inside and are a major concern of EHS groups across a wide swath of industries. The fact is that heat related...

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What is your definition of a fun weekend?  How about - strains/sprains, dislocations, fractures, soft tissue wounds, lacerations, burns, punctures (with and without embedded objects), blisters, infection, frostbite/extremity immersion, and more? This is what MedWar SOUTHEAST is all about; Hundreds of first responders competing in the woods of Fort Gordon, Georgia. MedWAR teaches and tests wilderness medicine knowledge and skills.  The event uses scenarios and questions which...

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For years, firefighters have leveraged PASS devices (Personal Alert Safety System) which are also referred to as distress signal unit (DSU) when going into building fires or other dangerous IDLH environments The PASS device sounds a loud (95 decibel) audible alert to notify others in the area that the firefighter is in distress, usually triggered by a lack of motion by the firefighter for a...

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