What Did You Hear?

Wilmoth, Janet
June 2004
Fire Chief;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p6
Trade Publication
Comments on the mixed responses from fire and emergency personnel on the recent government alert warning of the possibility of high profile events between May 2004 and January 2005 in the U.S. Reason for raising public awareness; Question whether the news is accurate enough to take serious response; Insight from the fire service consultant in the event of a major disaster or catastrophe.


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