Over the past few years, terrorist acts like the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, the attempted bombing in Times Square, and numerous foiled attacks, have changed the way law enforcement police our cities and towns. The threat of terrorist attacks – improvised explosive devices (IED), biological and chemical weapons – don’t just happen in foreign countries anymore. It’s no longer just a war on crime law enforcement face when they hit the streets every day, but also a war on terrorism.
As the events of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolded and the world watched as hundreds of law enforcement and emergency responders sprang into action, utilizing all the knowledge and training they’ve received, and displaying incredible courage, our company felt humbled, knowing that some of our programs may have played a small part in the outcome.
Several of the City of Boston public safety agencies are on our client list – including the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department and Boston Emergency Medical Services. Terrorism: Explosive & Incendiary Weapons, Detecting Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism: 1st Response, Terrorism: Radiological Weapons, Terrorism: Biological Weapons are just several of the many Emergency Film Group programs these agencies have purchased, as have many of the other federal, state and municipal agencies who were called in to assist.
Other EFG clients include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, CIA, OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency, Honeywell, IBM and US Steel, as well as thousands of other federal, state and municipal agencies, hospitals, universities and private corporations.
Emergency Film Group and Detrick Lawrence Corporation have produced over 150 training programs on emergency response and won more than 140 awards for training effectiveness and filmmaking excellence.
Each Emergency Film Group training program is developed with guidance from a technical committee of the foremost authorities in the subject field. Many of them serve on the committees of standards-making organizations - guaranteeing that the information is accurate, authoritative and current with relevant consensus standards and federal guidelines.
Training films typically run from 18 – 25 minutes and cost between $75, 000 - $125,000 to produce. Actual fire fighters, law enforcement personnel and emergency responders appear on camera – ensuring authenticity and adherence to regulations. EFG’s technical committee reviews our library of programs regularly to make sure each one production is up-to-date.
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Prop used in EFG's 'IEDs & VBIEDs' training film.