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    C ROSSOSSF I RERE Public Safety

    & HealthFieldIntelligence

    ReportCrossFIRE isapartnershipbetweentheNewYorkState

    Intelligence Center (NYSIC), the New York Office of

    HomelandSecurity(OHS),theOfficeofFirePrevention

    & Control, and the Department of HealthBureau of

    EMS.

    WewelcomecontributionsthatarerelevanttoFirstRe

    spondersfromtheFire,EMS,Health,HAZMAT,andLaw

    Enforcementcommunities.

    01/29/2010

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    Recenttheftsofradiocommunicationsequipmentfrom

    FireandEMSAgencies

    FireDepartmentsinWarrenandWashingtonCounty

    haverecentlyreportedtheftsofcommunicationsequipment

    Theftsincludeportableandmobileradios,alongwithsoftwarecapableofprogrammingthisequip

    ment.

    Onlynewermodel,VHFradioshavebeenstolen. Lowbandandoldermodelradios(whicharent

    capableofnarrowband)havebeenleftuntouched.

    Ofparticularconcern:programmingsoftwarehasbeenstolen.Thissoftwarecouldpotentiallybe

    used to reprogram radioswith frequenciesof lawenforcementagencies,FireandEMSservices,

    andotherpublicandprivatesectororganizations/businesses.

    UpdateonradioequipmenttheftsinSuffolkandNassauCounties

    NassauCountyfireofficialsreporttwentyeight(28)separatetheftsfromChiefsvehiclesin2009.

    BetweenDecember26th

    and28th,2009,therewerefive(5)separateincidentswhereequipment

    wastakenfrommarkedFireDepartmentandAmbulancevehiclesinSuffolkCounty. Theseinci

    dentsinclude:

    PortableradiostakenfromFireChiefvehicles.

    bl d k f k d h l h l k d l l

    Examplemodel

    ofportable

    radiosstolen:

    HT1250.

    Approx.market

    price

    range

    $600 $700.

    Examplemodel

    ofmobile

    radiosstolen:

    CDM1250.

    Approx.market

    price

    range

    $500 $600.

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    RRECOMMENDATIONSECOMMENDATIONS FORFORFFIRSTIRSTRRESPONDERSESPONDERS

    Ensureallbuildingdoorsandgaragedoorsareclosedandsecuredbehindyou.

    Donotleaveanydoorsproppedoropenunlesssomeoneismonitoringthem.

    Close

    and

    secure

    (lock)

    windows

    when

    no

    one

    is

    present.

    Onlygiveaccess codesand security information regardingyourbuilding(s)or facility(s) to those

    withaneedtoknow.

    Maintain an uptodate list of personnelwith access codes and security information; regularly

    changeaccesscodes.

    Avoidloaningyourkeystoanyoneorleavingthemunattended.

    Regularlyinventorycommunicationsequipmentbefore/aftercalls.

    Arecordofequipmentserialnumbersandmake/modelshouldberetainedbydepartmentofficers

    andequipmentshouldbepermanentlymarkedwithdepartmentidentifiers.

    Ifpossible,whenoutofstationoronanactiveemergencycall,leaveacrewmemberwithyourap

    paratus;or lock thevehicle. If this isnotpossible, try topark thevehicle ina locationwherea

    memberofyourcrewcanmonitorit.

    Check your vehicles and stations at the start and end of each shift to ensure communications

    equipmentispresentandhasnotbeentamperedwith. Whenworkingatemergencyscenesorvisiting facilities,ensure thateachresponderhasdepart

    mentcredentialsvisible.

    Identifyandimmediatelyreportanyunfamiliarfirstrespondersthroughyourchainofcommand.

    Questionanyofferstoprogramorsellradioequipmentby individuals,shops,orbusinessesthat

    arenot known, reputabledealers. Reportany information thatyou canobtain to lawenforce

    ment.

    Immediatelyreporttheft,damage,orunusualactivityoccurringtoyourfacilitiesorvehicles

    tolocallawenforcementandto1866SAFENYS.

    SOURCES:

    (1)Mr.BrianLaFlure,WarrenCountyFireCoordinator/EmergencyManager,01/28/2010.

    (2) Dec 29, 2009 SCAN EMAIL INFORMATIONBULLETIN: Portable Radio Thefts.

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    Information sharing and situational awareness are integral components to

    secureour country,our state,andour community.With that inmind,you

    shouldbeawareofaprogramdesignednotjustforfirefightersorprehospital

    careproviders,butforallNewYorkers.

    SAFEGUARD NEW YORK is an important program, partnering community

    members, businesses and emergency service professionals. We work to

    gether

    to

    alert

    state

    and

    local

    law

    enforcement

    to

    suspicious

    activities

    and

    potentialactsofterrorism.Youareoureyesandearsontheground,onthe

    streets,goingtogrocerystores, inthemall;youcanhelpusfulfillourpublic

    safetyresponsibilities.

    Earlyrecognitionandreportingofpotentialterroristactivitycanserveasthe

    firstlineofdefenseagainstthosewhocommitactsofterrorism.Ifyouwitness

    anything suspicious, contact your local law enforcement; or theNew York

    StateTerrorismTipslineat1866SAFENYS(18667233697).

    SafeguardafeguardNew Yorkew York

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING,

    SAY SOMETHING!

    Report Any Suspicious Activity to

    the New York State Terrorism Tips Hotline:

    1-866-SAFE-NYS

    1-866-723-3697(Across New York State)

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