First responders

Chiefs endorse documents on active shooters and community risk assessment
During the September 2013 meeting of the Urban Fire Forum at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, MA, fire chiefs from around the world endorsed two important documents for today’s fire service:


NFPA 's Robert Solomon talks about "lockdowns" and how explains how procedures and protocols prescribed by NFPA's codes and standards need examination with regards to active shooter and other hazardous  events.


Free research, tactics, techniques and procedures on mass casualty decontamination for first responders
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center offers free resources for first responders in its Updated Guidelines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During a HAZMAT/Weapon of Mass Destruction IncidentThe updated guidelines include concise descriptions of procedures and checklists to set up and execute mass casualty decontamination (Volume I) as well as in-depth discussions of HAZMAT/WMD mass casualty decontamination (Volume II). Both volumes include high-resolution graphics developed for emergency reference and training materials for use in multi-lingual communities. The guidelines were updated with input from community responders, Army responders, and Department of Defense medical and chemical-biological technical expertise. 

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