Forsyth County (NC) Office of Emergency Management Coordinator August Vernon has added a draft of a suicide bomber response sheet to the list of free field guide response sheet PDFs. The new response card and other guides are available at the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators: http://www.wiiaai.com/news.htm
Please also see other field response guides for clandestine drug labs, bottle bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and more. These are all first drafts. Cleaned-up and updated versions will be available for 2008.
On of the biggest comments August has gotten from his students is that responders are interested in some type of field guides or cheat sheets to assist with planning, training, and response efforts.
These downloadable PDFs are designed to be “bubba proof,” two-sided, print off, laminated, and placed in go-bags, response vehicles and command vehicles. Best of all, you cannot beat the price. Please share with any interested staff/agencies/teams, just give credit where credit is due! They are designed to help any first responder (EMS, fire, law enforcement, and so forth.) with minimum training in the first 15-30 minutes of an incident.
Please share with appropriate staff/agencies/teams. If you have any questions or comments please shoot August an e-mail: AUGUSTV@cityofwsfire.org