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Saving Lives (and Breath) on the Wildland Fire Line

Record-high temperatures this summer mean that the 2021 fire season, which is well underway in several states, is likely to be devastating. As of July 22, 79 large fires and complexes have burned 1,448,053 acres, and more than 21,700 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires across the United States. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration officers at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport stopped two handguns from being brought onboard airplanes in recent days. Keep Reading

Spain and Serbia Dismantle Marijuana Trafficking Network

Two Europol specialists were deployed to Spain and Serbia equipped with a mobile office and a Universal Forensic Extraction Device. Information gathered during the operation was analyzed and exchanged in real-time and immediately cross-matched against Europol's databases. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Met Police Crackdown on Gun Crime as Five Men Sentenced

Starting July 26, enhanced weapons sweeps, warrants and overt and covert patrols will be taking place across London to curb violent crime in London and remove lethal barrelled weapons out of the hands of some of the most dangerous criminals in the capital. Keep Reading

Canada Invests in 150 Projects to Tackle Hate Crime

The Canadian government has announced that 150 projects representing over $6 million to support communities at risk of hate-motivated crime have been recommended for development. This is the largest investment for a given year in the history of the program. Keep Reading

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