News

May 22, 2015
Witnessing a complex, symphonic simulated terrorist attack; navigating through the wilderness with a map and compass, networking with the most knowledgeable professionals in the emergency management field, and researching sector specific best practices are all unique opportunities an intern at the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) can experience in a given day...
May 14, 2015
Two years ago, on Monday April 15, 2013, two individuals detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the 117th annual Boston Marathon. The 2013 Boston Marathon comprised nearly 30,000 participants and over half a million spectators, event staff, and emergency personnel. The attacks resulted in a total of three deaths and approximately 264 injures, including 16 amputations...
May 1, 2015
On April 21-22, the SPTC/NCSP delivered the EMS Special Situations course to a class of EMS professionals from around New York State. Students learned how to manage unique emergency situations they may come across in New York, using their EMS basic level skills...
April 2, 2015
he Worldwide Threat Assessment is a document prepared by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and is intended to be a briefing for the legislative branch given at a macro level to inform and assist. It uses trend analysis and current reporting at an unclassified level to support predictive analysis.
March 25, 2015
In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's far-reaching vision for a comprehensive academic hub of security training paid off as he named the University at Albany as the location for the country's first College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity...
March 10, 2015
On February 24-25, 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, using their EMS basic level skills...
March 3, 2015
For the homeland security community there is a continual tradeoff between the cost, speed, and quality of information – especially in the early stages of incident response. The Open Source Information course is designed to familiarize responders with the fundamentals of gathering open source information through publically available sources, Internet search techniques, geographic information system (GIS) software, and social media...
February 5, 2015
For 72 hours, four attackers carrying AK-47s operating in two teams paralyzed Paris - and by extension - France. The first pair of attackers had one target, the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo. After completing that attack they were free to engage responding personnel and other targets of opportunity.
January 30, 2015
On January 24th and 25th, the SPTC/NCSP delivered the one day TECC for EMS Workshop at the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services to two blended classes of EMS and Law Enforcement professionals...
January 21, 2015
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' (DHSES) State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in collaboration with the National Center for Security and Preparedness (NCSP) is hosting its third annual policy colloquium on Community Resilience to be held on May 7, 2015. Its objective is to discuss from a theoretical and a practitioners' perspective- the association between Resilience, Recovery and Preparedness framed as Community Resilience...
January 13, 2015
Albany Time Warner Cable News Interviews Director Rick Mathews about the attacks in Paris.
January 6, 2015
The interview begins at approximately 4 minutes into the weekend review broadcast.
 

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...