Public Safety

HIgh Rise Fires: Structurally safe?..or sudden death!

Fire induced progressive collapses are becoming more common. Firefighters around the world should avoid entering any high rise fires until this new phenomenon is clearly understood, and buildings subject to this phenomenon are identified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDrgVnsYFig

Chertoff says: fingerprints not private, can be shared by governments

the makers of 9/11 and the War on Terror proudly present.... Big Brother!

U.S. security chief says fingerprints not private, can be shared by governments

April 9th, 2008
By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The American homeland security czar says Canadians shouldn't fear plans for international sharing of biometric information like fingerprints.

Michael Chertoff says fingerprints are like footprints - "They're not particularly private."

The prospect of governments swapping the fingerprints of law-abiding citizens worries privacy advocates.

But Chertoff says officials need to make sure terrorists or criminals can't evade security by exploiting differences in Canadian and American practices.

Chertoff was in Ottawa today for a meeting with Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day on border security issues.

As of June 2009, only a passport or other acceptably secure document will be accepted at the U.S. border.

Chertoff says he's confident the countries can put in place a system of secure driver's licences before the deadline.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080409/national/chertoff_biometrics