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2014

December 22, 2014
The IDNYC card is a secure form of photo identification available for all residents of New York City of the ages of 14 and up. The municipal ID card is intended to provide NYC residents with easier access to the various services, programs, and activities that the city of New York has to offer. The card is offered to all residents, including those without a current immigration status...
December 15, 2014
On December 9-10, the SPTC/NCSP delivered the EMS Special Situations (Winter Edition) Course to a class of EMS professionals from around New York State. Students learned how to manage unique emergency situations they may come across during the winter months in New York...
December 8, 2014
The November 12-14 course marked the final of twelve deliveries in 2014, making it the busiest EVDD season since the course's first pilot in October 2012. The program more than quadrupled the amount of deliveries and students trained over 2013...
December 1, 2014
An initial analysis suggests that the acceleration in the number of U.S. active shooter events isn't a trend confined to the last 6 years. Rather, evidence suggests an increase in incidents over the last three decades...
November 25, 2014
The SPTC/NCSP delivered the EMS MCI Course to a diverse class of EMS professionals from around the state of New York on November 18-19, 2014. Throughout the course, students discussed and practiced MCI management skills...
November 17, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 10, 2014
Lt. Frazzano and Director Mathews presented on Integrated Response to Active Shooters- the Paradigm Shift Continues, highlighting the ever-changing threat environment and how multi-disciplinary response is keeping New York ahead. Lt. Frazzano observed that many women in law enforcement are not aware of the training available to them...
November 6, 2014
October 30, 2014
The DOMEX project aims to break new ground through the construction of a comprehensive data set that encompasses the entirety of domestic extremist activity going back to 1980, which includes nearly 500 distinct organizations..
October 21, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) revealed its CityScape complex during a delivery of the Advanced Active Shooters Scenario: Tactics & Operations (A2S2) course...
October 17, 2014
The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) recently hosted the Bomb Technicians, Explosive Detection Canines, and Tactical Team (BT/ED-K9/SWAT) Workshop, a 3-day special team's interoperability training event, at the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)...
October 9, 2014
October 2, 2014
September 16, 2014
In the last few years, New York State has experienced significant natural disasters including Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Sandy. Consequently, communities across the State have increasingly recognized the importance of active participation and collaboration between local and state governments, non-governmental organizations and private partners, and an active citizen base, in order to be better prepared for disasters...
September 8, 2014
September 3, 2014
The National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) Graduate Internship Program varies most in comparison to other internship programs in the amount of direct hands-on experiences afforded to student assistants. The NCSP puts students in a position to use the skills taught in their graduate courses and gain the knowledge and network needed to advance professional development...
August 12, 2014
In reality, hospital specialists, such as those in regional trauma centers or burn centers, take into account the number and type of patients they can realistically admit to each facility. During scenarios, students give full patient reports over the radio to the SimCell to simulate the vital communication between responders and physicians/hospitals. However, it doesn't just end after the information is passed...
August 8, 2014
July 25, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 8, 2014
June 30, 2014
June 27, 2014
June 17, 2014
This course attracted a strong turnout from the first responder community - just by glancing around the registration area, I was able to point out EMTs, law enforcement personnel and active military members all anxiously waiting to begin training...
May 27, 2014
May 20, 2014
Imagine the familiar sound of a GPS navigation system's voice in your car or phone guiding you to the New York State Preparedness Training Center for a course to enhance your response capabilities in your field of choice. Without much thought you plugged in the address, 5900 Airport Road, and city; Oriskany, NY, into the navigation software...
May 2, 2014
The NCSP Speaker Series is designed to host professionals from the first responder, emergency management, and homeland security communities to facilitate an open discussion and provide students and faculty with the opportunity gain a deeper understanding of relevant professions and policy issues...
April 28, 2014
April 21, 2014
It is hour seventy-two in the fictitious city of Rosterfield, Any State. A small group of highly trained, well-coordinated terrorists have been executing a symphonic attack throughout the city utilizing small arms, improvised explosive devices, and fire, exhausting first-responder resources and producing multiple casualties...
April 1, 2014
The Training & Project Management Section (T&P) is at the heart of NCSP's mission to develop and deliver high quality training for professionals in homeland security and emergency services...
March 14, 2014
On March 6, 2014, the New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) and the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) hosted an open conference on the current trends and policy and future expectations surrounding domestic employment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology...
March 13, 2014
You're on the ground- the cold, cold ground. You didn't see the snowmobile coming over the berm until it was too late. The pain in your leg is palpable, caught underneath the weight of the ATV- you see your girlfriend lying lifelessly on her side, too far away to help. Besides your choked cries out to her, and occasionally to the silent snowmobilers, it's eerily quiet. You come to your senses and dial 9-11...
February 27, 2014
The past decade has fostered a field of robust research focused on various dimensions of terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in the areas of transnational and state-sponsored violent extremist and terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda and their various affiliates...
February 19, 2014
Imagine you're the director of your city's emergency management department during a severe weather event. The lives, livelihoods, and property of the people of your city are in danger. It's your job to allocate resources and manpower to the affected areas and you need to start making allocations decisions now. Your staff has been arguing all morning, they can't agree on the best approach...
February 10, 2014
What happens when you put a group of former and current Law Enforcement Officers and first responders with a group of actors? They play Cops and Robbers!...
February 3, 2014
The CityScape construction commenced in January of 2013 after several years of conceptualization, design, and development that encompassed input from nationally recognized subject matter experts, public officials, first responders, architects, and engineers. The facility is nearly an acre, fully covered, and replicates a life-size urban setting. On the exterior, the CityScape simulates a city block with curb cuts, streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, store fronts, and entrances into a myriad of venues including a school, pharmacy and post office...
January 31, 2014
While most are familiar with the term Open Source Intelligence, or OSINT, a much smaller proportion could actually define what OSINT is, how it is produced, and most importantly, how OSINT is different from OS information...
January 24, 2014
To change our way of life, the terrorists do not have to maintain a perfect attack record. Conversely, the Homeland Security community must be perfect. Eventually, we might begin to relax and move past the last attack. We might even start to adjust our security procedures and posture for efficiency and convenience. That is when the next attack happens...
January 15, 2014
Homeland Security is a constantly evolving field: the future is bright and the opportunities plentiful for prospective students. Rockefeller College offers a number of undergraduate and graduate level Homeland Security courses that connect theory and practice...
January 13, 2014
Established in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Homeland Security (Master of Public Administration) MPA concentration and Certificate Program have become popular programs at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy...
January 13, 2014
The National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) recognizes the importance of continued investment in University at Albany (UA) academics and research mission and has been following the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant opportunities for Rockefeller College. The Government Information Strategy & Management (GISM) concentration (currently ranked #3 in the nation) in the MPA program is one area benefitting from the initiative...
January 2, 2014
The Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving program ended 2013 strong with its final delivery of the year November 13-15. Students represented a diverse group of agencies from the NYC Department of Correction and NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications to the NYS Office of People With Developmental Disabilities' Bureau of Emergency Services and Stony Brook University Medical Center...