Archived News

Announcements

December 12, 2016 - Government of Canada Announces 2016 Call For Proposals Bid Submission Period for Science and Technology Investments

June 7, 2016 - Ottawa Fire Services News Release: Fire Dynamics Trials to support development of new evidence-based training curriculum funded through CSSP

April 28, 2016 - Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response

March 12, 2016 - Government of Canada conducts train derailment exercise to improve collaboration and response capabilities

July 30, 2015 - Government of Canada supports law enforcement across Canada with innovative projects to combat radicalization and other emerging threats

July 24, 2015 - Minister Fantino announces a project to support improved monitoring of maritime activities in the Canadian Arctic

July 20, 2015 - MP Tom Lukiwski announces two new CSSP-funded projects to improve cyber systems and support increased public safety interoperability

July 17, 2015 - Parliamentary Secretary James Bezan and Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet announce four new projects to help mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and health emergencies across Canada

July 14, 2015 - Member of Parliament Gord Brown announces a new project to improve interoperability and data sharing among first responders

June 26, 2015 - Minister Fantino announces five projects to enhance tools and knowledge for first responders

December 5, 2014 - Canadian and American officials work together to improve cross-border communications

September 10, 2014 - The Canadian Safety and Security Program Call for Proposals 003 is now open  

January 29, 2014 - Minister Nicholson announces results of second round of projects under CSSP's Call for Proposal

March 12, 2013 - Minister MacKay announces investments in Canada's safety and security

Success Stories

February 2, 2016 - Information that saves lives: The value of a national fire information database

January 25, 2016 - Looking after the psychological and emotional well-being of first responders during and after disasters

June 29, 2015 - Keeping Canadians Safe through Innovation

May 19, 2015 - Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Researchers enhance forecasting system to better predict smoke patterns

May 8, 2015 - Tapping into social media and digital volunteers to improve disaster recovery operations

November 3, 2014 - Retweet, like, or share: How social media is changing the face of emergency management

September 24, 2014 - New portal instantly shares information between Government of Canada Operations Centres

September 10, 2014 - Foresight helped make Canada a world leader in Ebola research

April 1, 2014 - Self-Care Decontamination: Psychosocial Supports

In the News

December 1, 2016 – Video (CTV News Montreal) - CSSP-funded Montreal Police Service post-blast exercise allowing responders to strengthen skills, information sharing, and improve procedures.

December 1, 2016 – Video (TVA Nouvelles) - CSSP-funded Montreal Police Service exercise to evaluate and improve the response capability of police responders after an urban explosion (In French)

November 29, 2016 - Fire & Rescue Magazine highlights CSSP-funded Fire Dynamics project (Page 10)

October 26, 2016 - Operation INTERSECT receives Esri Canada Award of Excellence for its outstanding use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in the development of the CSSP-funded iSAN app

September 27, 2016 - Video: The Canada - U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE IV): Vignette 1

September 27, 2016 - Video: The Canada - U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE IV): Vignette 2

July 6, 2016 - DHS S&T Snapshot: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Canadian Cross-Border Experiment (CAUSE IV)

June 8, 2016 - Ottawa Citizen highlights fire dynamics experiments part of a CSSP-funded project to create a new, evidence-based national curriculum for firefighters

June 7, 2016 - CATA Alliance interviews Colin Murray from DRDC CSS about the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation

May 11, 2016 - The Institut national de la recherche scientifique highlights CSSP-funded project: GARI tool to help communities better prepare for potential flood risk

May 9, 2016 – The Chronicle Herald highlights CSSP-funded project: Mapping system could help predict potential floods in Nova Scotia

May 9, 2016 - Deputy Chief of the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service, Michel Ruest, joins DRDC CSS as new Paramedic Services Advisor for two years

May 3, 2016 - HazNet magazine highlights CSSP-funded project: Building a Framework for Managing Volunteers in Emergencies (P. 56)

April 27, 2016 - The Sarnia Observer highlights the CAUSE IV experiment conducted at the Canada/U.S. border near Sarnia and St. Clair

April 6, 2016 – Canadian Municipal Water Magazine highlights CSSP project: Identifying the necessary measures to strengthen resilience of the Canadian water sector

April 5, 2016 - Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Video: Introduction to CAUSE IV experiment which will be held 26-28 April, 2016

March 24, 2016 - The Chemical Institute of Canada highlights CSSP contributions to improve SCADA system cyber security

March 14, 2016 - Canadian Underwriter highlights CSSP-funded Ex Vulcan: Improving response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train transporting flammable liquids

March 11, 2016 - Radio-Canada highlights CSSP-funded project Exercise Vulcan: Improving response capabilities following the train derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.(French only)

February 10, 2016  - The Belleville Intelligencer highlights CSSP study to help Hastings County officials plan and prepare for potential disasters

November 20, 2015 - Kingston Whig-Standard highlights CSSP project: new project to study paramedic wellness in Ontario

November 10, 2015 - Video:  CSSP a member of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation

October 30, 2015 - Statistics Canada Daily: CSSP-funded survey on emergency preparedness and resilience in Canada in 2014

July 24, 2015 - CSSP funded Severe Wildfire Risk Project allows researchers to predict wildfires up to 2 weeks before they happen

July 23, 2015 - Emergency Management Magazine: CAUSE III: Cross-border experiment helps responders integrate social media into disaster response

July 15, 2015 - Kingston Whig Standard highlights CSSP project: a communications hub for local fire, police, and paramedic services

July 3, 2015 - New database provides access to a wide range of information on police, drugs, fire, and public safety issues

July 3, 2015 - Kingston Whit Standard highlights CSSP-funded project: enhancing understanding of health and wellness indicators for paramedics across Canada

June 26, 2015 - CSSP-funded National Fire Info Database supports safety of firefighters and other responders

May 8, 2015 - Video: The Canada - U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment: CAUSE III

April 20, 2015 - CSSP-backed international agreement enables Canadian and American partners to develop a car wash that could protect the food supply

March 11, 2015 - Local paramedics begin next phase of CSSP-funded paramedicine pilot project

March 3, 2015 - New training exercise to improve psychosocial support for first responders has launched

February 4, 2015 - CSSP and partners collaborate on a new a book that explores the what, why and how of evidence-based decision making for fire services

January 29, 2015 - New training tool helps responders address psychosocial issues during a pandemic

January 22, 2015 - Innovation in Emergency Management: Canadians Charging Ahead

January 9, 2015 - Video: CSSP and partners team up for Emergency Communication field exercise

November 19, 2014 - Chronicle Herald highlights Digital Volunteer Experiment: Social media’s role in emergencies tested

November 19, 2014 - Video (Global News): The role of social media in emergencies

November 4, 2014 - Firefighting in Canada: New tool provides access to evidenced-based research

August 29, 2014 - Ottawa Citizen highlights CSSP project: New secure portal helps police share real-time info with partners in the National Capital Region

August 27, 2014 - Ottawa Citizen highlights CSSP Project: New firefighter curriculum aims to address fire's changing face

August 22, 2014 - Globe and Mail article on role of CRTI in Ebola research

July 18, 2014 - Listen to a segment on CBC radio about a smoke-forecasting tool developed through a CSSP funded project

May 2014 - Check out Firefighting in Canada magazine for a guest column from our Fire Portfolio Manager

March 2014 - CSSP named as key partner in Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Research Program

Spring 2014 - Check out p. 34 of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network's HazNet newsletter for an article about the role of social media during the 2013 Calgary flood.

Spring 2014 - Check out p. 80 of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network's HazNet newsletter for an article on how the CSSP supports Emergency Responders.

February 12, 2014 -Canada–U.S. Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE II) report now available

January 13, 2014 - CSSP Project: Researchers propose new decontamination process

December 11, 2013 - DND releases new Defence and Security S&T Strategy

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