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DeChant, Chris; Caid, Les
June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), the only federal WMD (weapons of mass destruction) response program in the United States that originally directed funds into an integrated, systematic approach for local government planning and response to a WMD event. MMRS enhances the local government's preparedness to respond to a mass-casualty event using immediately available resources for the critical initial hours until federal resources can arrive. The primary directive of MMRS aligns with the federal government's initial priority of protecting the public health of all communities throughout the United States.


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