Wild Country Ropeman 3 Voluntary Recall

Details of the recall of the Wild Country Ropeman 3.

Chemical Suicides and First Responders

This New York Times article states "Of 72 chemical suicides experts have documented in the United States since 2008, at least 80 percent have resulted in injuries to police officers, firefighters, emergency workers or civilians exposed to the gas".

Garmin nüvi Battery Recall

Garmin is voluntarily recalling certain nüvi devices that contain a specific battery that was manufactured by the battery supplier within a limited date code range. The recalled devices include a small subset of the following nüvi model numbers: Serial numbers can be checked at

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Booklet: Public Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting public comments on revisions to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Booklet, FEMA 502-2.

The ICS Forms Booklet was developed to assist emergency response personnel in the use of ICS and corresponding documentation during incident operations.

Comments must be received by January 15, 2010. Addresses for comments can be found in the Federal Register Notice.

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ Recall

Spot LLC is conducting a voluntary return on any new model SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ (SPOT 2) purchased since October 1, 2009. During recent testing, they discovered that some of the new SPOT 2 devices might not meet battery and messaging operating specifications.

The full notice is available at:

MSA Stop Use Notice

FROM: David Parker, Manager, Risk Management Section, Pima County Sheriff's Department, 1750 E. Benson Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85714
DATE: October 28, 2009
DETAILS: One of our chapter members has forwarded information received by her City, asking that it be distributed.

MSA (Mine Safety Appliances Company) has issued a stop use notice for related to two of their descender products that may be in use by your Fire, SWAT, Search & Rescue, or tactical teams. There have been two incidents where a descender unit failed and injuries occurred. This Stop Use Notice applies to the following descender units:
All Redpoint Descenders (part numbers 10024873, 10027646, and 10027798) regardless of the date the unit was manufactured or last serviced,
Auto-Belay Descenders (part number 10021806) manufactured or last serviced on or after June 30, 2000.

The full notice is available at:

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