I recently served as a controller for an exercise up in New England. This was a combined exercise based on the dispersion of Anthrax. This in itself makes it a terrorist incident. Present at the exercise were fire, EMS, Hospitals, Emergency Management???and one lone policeman.
Unfortunately this is not an exception but pretty much the rule when it comes to exercises, law enforcement just doesn?t show up most of the time. Although in most every case, the training of our law…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2011 at 12:05pm
After 30 years in the fire service, the last six as a hazmat tech for the state of Ohio, I thought I was pretty sharp about dealing with hazardous materials. Then I transferred to the Health Department as an emergency response coordinator. Then 9/11 happened. Suddenly I needed to know a whole lot about some things that I knew very little about. My colleagues at the health department needed to know about response too. So the die was cast and we forged ahead.
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