Rubin, Jeff
June 2007
Fire Chief;Jun2007, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the operation of 141st Brigade Support Battalion of the Oregon Army National Guard which provides support for major disasters in the U.S. This organization responded to the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina as a way of showing its motivation, organizational pride, eagerness to learn, and ability to improvise. However, fire service experts said that in terms of disaster response, the National Guard has a lot to learn. INSET: NATIONAL GUARD TIPS.


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