Rescue Points to Ponder: TERRORISM

Rescue Points to Ponder: TERRORISMBY RAY DOWNEYPrisoners of war? No, just members of the Fire Department of New York and the United States Marine Corps Chemical and Biological Incident Response Force being deconned during a training exercise at the Fire Department Training Academy in New York City. Preparing for responses to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents is a major effort being undertaken by most fire departments around the country. What level of preparedness is required for your department? Has your city, town, village, or district ever done a threat and vulnerability assessment? Does your Emergency Response Plan address responses to WMD incidents? What types of training ha...

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