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By Darin Dowe
When we fail to recognize the presence of a HazMat during the performance of our duties, we put ourselves, fellow responders and the community at risk. We must increase our awareness and make HazMat part of our mindset.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2011)
The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) emergency responders attending the Hazard Assessment and Response Management (HARM) course decontaminate response personnel after leaving a contaminated building during a training exercise.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Jul/Aug 2010)
This 22-member, full time National Guard unit earned national certification after nearly three years of training.
(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2006)
By Jim Dowle
It is vital that police officers have a basic understanding of homemade explosives so they can identify precursor materials, offer advice on the security of such materials and recognize terrorist activity.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2006)
By Al Baker
Gas mask selection is a matter of an agency's needs, including technology, tactics and specific equipment of the mission.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2006)
By Joe Petrocelli
Unusual occurrences frequently require a response from several different agencies other than police agencies. It is the responsibility of the intial officer to access the scene, check on victims, advise communications of required resources, identify witnesses and make the scene safe pending the arrival of mitigating agencies.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2005)
By Russ Schanlaub
Be sure to prepare for the potential medical hazards involved in storming a meth lab and environment.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2005)
By Cameron, Stuart
Stopping the violence from the school or workplace active shooter is critical, but just the start. Immediate care for the wounded follows very closely behind. Planning for these events should be comprehensive and not simply end once the attacker has been neutralized.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2015)