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    Default WMD/NBC Training (Haz-Mat)

    How many Military Fire Depts are training for this.

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    Thumbs up Online Training

    From the Texas A&M division www.teex.com/campus
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    Since 9-11, The Navy Regional FD of Hampton Roads has stepped up on preparation and training on WMD, NBC, and Haz-Mat. We have also seen a large rise in calls related to Anthrax scares.

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    Re: WMD

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    Crap--hit the wrong button.

    Anyway, RE:WMD at WPAFBFD.

    We are ramping up to get everyone to the WMD Operations level
    with many to the Technician level. I believe that all Ops personnnel will receive IC up-dating also.
    The PTB (Powers-That-Be) have significantly altered the response posture, also. Early on (post 9-11) we would send the world on all suspicious/unknown packages. After that wore thin rather quickly, there is now a low profile approach involving Fire, Police, Bio, and the EOD. Chief 2 responds to scene only and will not establish "Command" unless there is a "credible threat" ie; EOD gets a hit, Bio sniffs something. If nothing found, everybody goes home and its' a Police problem. If somebody hits, then Command is established and things ramp up from there. Seems to be a much better approach to the situation. Also lets things evolve at a slower pace. Frequency of packages/problems seems to have lessened too, as the public becomes more aware of how to maintain control of their belongings--not leaving boxes, briefcases, items unattended.


    Be Safe,

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    The PTB may need to also think about using CE Readiness (DP) also. They have the expertise in NBC monitoring equipment and most have been in live agent and know how to handle it.

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    Roger that NBC Tech, however our Bio folks have that capabilty,too. We are finding that Readiness has been a good source for equipment and training in its' use, for the FD side of the house. I think the seperate, defined agency responsibilty approach seems to work faily well, at least here it does. Thanks,

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    Thumbs up Wright-Pat

    FireDog30 -I may be coming up to WPAFB this July02 for a RSO (radiation safety officer) course.

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    Cool

    We have been working with the 3rd WMD CST in our area. I feel that both units have gained a better understanding of we can do for each other during an incident. Our command is backing the WMD mission 100%. As a Tech. level haz mat team, the WMD mission is not that big of a jump. We should all train to some level in this area. Stay Safe!
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