WMD Guide, Field-Stress Tips Available

June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p16
Trade Publication
The article presents information on "The Dispatcher's Guide for WMD Incidents," written by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center with participation by nearly a dozen fire departments, 911 centers and law enforcement agencies. In the initial stages of response to a weapons of mass destruction incident, the dispatch center plays a crucial role in the success or failure of an emergency operation. The guide helps dispatchers ask the right questions so that they can obtain vital information to pass along to the Incident Commander and first responders.


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