Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Resources for First RespondersJenny Abercrombie
There has been increased concern about both domestic and international terrorism throughout the world. There are also natural disasters and accidental events, such as chemical releases or theft/loss of radioactive isotopes from construction sites or hospitals, occurring all around the country.
One thing is clear, First Responders are almost always going to be first in on any of these incidents, except for those on the scene as the incident is occurring, looking for help. First Responders can, with the correct training, resources and tools, make a huge difference in how the scene and the emergency unfolds. Are we ready? This post is all about a short list of expert resources, with URL links & QR codes, which lead to education & training courses, tabletop & live full-scale exercises, quick guides, gear & equipment, etc. For those that want to be ready, this could be a good place to start.