Public Safety

Firefighting Humanoid Robot Blasts Flames

Robot suppressing a wood crib fire in a testing laboratory. Courtesy photo

Robot reaching for a fire hose nozzle in a testing laboratory. Courtesy photo

HSNW News:

In fall 2014 in Mobile Bay, Ala., Virginia Tech engineering students made history during a five-minute demo that placed an adult-sized humanoid robot with a hose in front of a live fire aboard a U.S. Navy ship.

The robot located the fire and sprayed water from the hose. Water blasted the flames.

The demo, four years in the making, is part of a new effort by the U.S. Navy to better assist sailors in fighting fires, controlling


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Statewide Prison Lockdown Uncovers Weapons, Drugs

A shank found during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

This weapon was found hidden inside the pipe of a sink during the recent prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

Weapons found hidden inside a shower during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

The New Mexico Corrections Department’s (NMCD) statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities ended Monday and prison movement has returned to normal.

Visitation will resume as normal this weekend at all facilities. The lockdown was part of an annual event to shakedown every housing unit, cell and inmate


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American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Reacts To 1st District Court Denial Of PED Motion

AFT News:

Ruling is a Victory for All New Mexico Educators, Parents and Students

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

Today’s ruling from Judge Thomson is a victory for all of New Mexico’s educators, parents, students, and our communities. In denying Secretary Skandera and the Public Education Department’s request to dismiss this lawsuit, an explicit acknowledgement was made that this case, in fact, brings a challenge to the PED’s evaluation system which must be heard.

“Judge Thomson made the correct assessment


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New Mexico State Police To Be Equipped With Naloxone To Reverse Opioid Overdose

NMSP News:

Beginning this month, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) patrol officers in Rio Arriba and Taos counties will be issued naloxone kits for use in treating subjects suspected of suffering from heroin or other opiate overdoses. 

Most commonly distributed under the brand name Narcan, naloxone is an opioid antagonist that completely or partially reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone most often is administered via needle-less syringe through the subject’s nose.

Prior to issuing the naloxone kits to its officers, NMSP ensure that the officers receive specialized training on when


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NM 503 Pavement Preservation Work Begins June 18

NMDOT News:

NAMBE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work on N.M. 503 from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 2.3 in Nambe. NMDOT maintenance crews will be chip sealing the roadway. This work is anticipated to be completed by June 22; weather permitting.

Thursday, June 18 to Monday, June 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be one lane closures on N.M. 503 northbound and southbound lanes. Motorists can expect delays. There will be a flagger and pilot car escort through the work zone.  There will be NO closures through the weekend. 

The roadway


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