Are We Ready for Our Medicine?

Eversole, John
April 2004
Fire Chief;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p34
Trade Publication
Looks into the capabilities of fire departments in responding to chemical and biological hazards in the U.S. Agreement between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Department of Defense to exclude any testing requirements for chemical or biological weapons in civilian respirator protection; Campaign launched by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to establish a new standard that would ensure protection of civilian first responders; Dilemma faced by the fire service leadership on the belief that chemical and biological attack will never happen in their jurisdictions.


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