DHS CVE-AS Web Portals
The threat posed by violent extremism is neither constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology. Additionally, the trends of Active Shooter individuals have grown more complex with numerous motivating factors. Groups and individuals inspired by a range of personal, religious, political, or other ideological beliefs have promoted and used violence. To counter violent extremism and prevent active shooter events, DHS is working with a broad range of government and civilian partners to gain a better understanding of the behaviors, tactics and other indicators that could point to potential violent and/or terrorist activity and the best ways to mitigate or prevent that activity. (e.g. ‘See Something, Say Something’TM
and ‘Run, Hide, Fight’)
One of the venues utilized by DHS to promote information and intelligence sharing on a broad range of topics is the joint DHS and FBI Countering Violent Extremism and Active Shooter (CVE-AS) web portals on DHS’s Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). The CVE-AS portals provide a more user-friendly environment to promote information sharing and collaboration between Federal, State, Local, Territorial, Tribal, Private, civilian, and International entities working to counter the threat of violent extremists and help prevent active shooter incidents.
The portals provide a well-organized listing of topics so users can quickly locate and access the information relevant to their interests. The CVE-AS Portals include videos and training resources, as well as a document library with intelligence, federal, academia, and other resources covering numerous CVE and Active Shooter topics. The main CVE-AS web portal shares Unclassified For Official Use Only (FOUO) information with government agencies associated with infrastructure protection of the United States, private sector partners, civilian security personnel, corporate executives, educational institutions/academia, international federal and Law Enforcement partners, community leaders and other State and Local partners, as appropriate. In additional to the main CVE-AS web portal-- sworn, full-time, Federal, State and Local law enforcement officers; federal employees affiliated with the criminal justice system or intelligence communities; and military personnel also gain access into the restricted (Fed/LE) CVE-AS web portal that provides a forum for the exchange of additional Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) and Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) information. Both portals include intelligence and information products, training materials and courses, videos, outreach initiatives and guides, subject matter expert information, and forums to provide feedback, share products, and ask questions.
For more information on the CVE-AS mission, learn more about the benefits and information included on the CVE-AS web portals, and/or to register for access, please visit www.dhs.gov/cveas-portal.
Get Metro logo gear from Lands' End
The Executive Board has approved Lands' End as the official Metro Wear Vendor. To order your Metro logo gear, please follow the directions below:
- Set up an account on the Lands' End site at https://business.landsend.com.
- Hover over “My Account” at the top right side of the page.
- Click “Sign In”.
- Complete the information on the right side of the page for “New Customers”.
- Hover over "Hi, (your name) in the upper right corner, and then click on "My Logos".
- Click on "Associate a Logo to My Account" and enter the logo number 1423708 (without any letters) and customer number 3012907.
- Then, "Add to Library". The "add to library" step is necessary, because when you order for the first time, you will need to set up a user name and password for ordering security.
- You will then need to click on the Metro logo to add it to your information, as it is not automatically included.
- During the ordering process you will notice that you will have several options as to where you want the logo. However, because of the size of our logo, it can be placed only on the right-side chest or left-side chest.
- The remainder of the ordering process is self-explanatory.
You will be able to place orders using your own payment method. You can select the item(s) you want and have the Metro logo added. This applies to all clothing offered, including sale items. Each time you have the Metro logo added to an item, there will be an embroidered fee of $8.95. You may also order over the phone by calling Lands' End at +1 800 338-2000. If you call in your order, please provide the customer number (3012907) and logo number (1423708). Also, the first time you order you will need to share your “ship to” information and email address.
This new arrangement will offer a much superior service, as Lands' End has a wide variety of quality products for both men and women featuring an extensive choice of sizes, styles and colors. And, Lands’ End has a Guaranteed Period®. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it for a replacement or refund. Even after your logo has been added!
2015 Metro Fire Chiefs Conference
- Firefighting and Occupational Cancer (PDF, 1.8 MB), Alex Forrest
- Ground Emergency Medical Transport Supplemental Reimbursement (PDF, 626 KB), A.P. Triton LLC
- CEO Confidante: The Inner Game of the Leader (PDF, 1 MB), Kelly Walsh, M.Ed.
- Career Survival: Protecting Those Who Protect Our Communities (PDF, 1.7 MB), Chief Brian Cummings
- 2014 Ebola Virus Disease in Dallas: The Dallas Fire-Rescue Experience (PDF, 4.4 MB), Chief Louie Bright, III
- Facts and Figures a Fire Chief Should Know (PDF, 444 KB), "Shorty" Bryson
- IAFC Update (PDF, 2.3 MB), Fire Chief Keith Bryant
- What Do We Think of When We Say Health and the WFI (PDF, 4.6 MB), Luis Rivera, Jason Mims and Kyle Ebersole
- Metro Chiefs (PDF, 5.3 MB), Jim Pauley
- United States Fire Administration Update (PDF, 10 MB), Ernest Mitchell, Jr.
- Southern Nevada Fire Operations Hostile MCI Response Policy (PDF, 1 MB)
- Firefighter Youth Academy (PDF, 54 MB), Battalion Chief Byron Berhel
- FirstNet Overview (PDF, 6 MB), Jeff Johnson
- UL Update - Research WITH the Fire Service to Improve Firefighter Safety and Effectiveness (PDF, 7 MB)
- NFPA 1710 (PDF, 4.8 MB)
- At the Crossroads (PDF, 1.2 MB), Peter Dartford
- Road to Mental Readiness (PDF, 562 KB), Calgary Fire Department
- Fire Service Deployment: Assessing Community Vulnerability (PDF, 343 KB), Fire CARES Project
- Firefighter Safety and Deployment Study: Assessing Vulnerability (PDF, 68 MB), FireCARES Project
- Utilizing Research Opportunities to Support Executive Level Decision-Making (PDF, 3 MB), Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell and Chief Dennis Compton
2014 Metro Fire Chiefs Conference
- 18 Minutes (PPT, 2 MB), Chief J. Robert Brown, Jr., (Ret.), EFO, CFO
- Clark County, Southern Nevada (PPT, 1.3 MB), Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Fire Chief Willie McDonald
- Multiphase Study on Firefighter Safety and the Deployment of Resources (PPT, 9 MB)
- The Second Firefighter Life Safety Summit: TAMPA 2 (PDF, 5 MB), Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki
- Presumptive Cancer Legislation (PDF, 2 MB), Fire Chief Ken G. Block
- IAFC/IAFF Labor-Management Initiative (PDF, 633 KB), Adam K. Thiel
- Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (PPT, 1.5 MB)
- Meta-Leadership in the Fire Service (PDF, 1.8 MB), Darryl E. Jones PhD, EFO, CFO
- IAFC Update (PPT, 746 KB), Chief Bill Metcalf and Mark W. Light, CAE
- United States Fire Administration - Fortified by History to Meet the Needs of Today (PPT, 4.8 MB), Ernest Mitchell, Jr.
- Active Shooter Response (PPT, 5 MB), Chief Jim Schwartz
- FirstNet Update (PPT, 4.7 MB), Vicki Lee
- NFPA 1710 (PPT, 6 MB)
- Fire Ground Risk Assessment and Decision Making (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) Overview (PPT, 7 MB), Kirk Kloeppel
- Detroit Fire Department (PPT, 4 MB), Donald R. Austin, Retired
- Traditional Fire Department Values Can Set the Stage for Change (PPT, 12 MB), Chief Dennis Compton
- UK Fire Service Update (PPT, 3 MB), Paul M. Fuller QFSM
Resources for Section members