TITLE

INDUSTRY NEWS

PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, Special Section p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the recent developments related to homeland security-related industries in the U.S. Departments facing an incident involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) need to gather as much information as possible when the first calls come in. A new guide, entitled "The Dispatcher's Guide for WMD Incidents," is now available online at no charge. The guide provides checklists that can be used by dispatch centers of all sizes to help them handle many types of WMD incidents. Senators Robert Byrd and Mike DeWine have introduced an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill to increase FIRE Act funding by $100 mn in Fiscal year 2006. This increase would bring the total appropriation to $600 mn for next year.
ACCESSION #
18034686

 

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