"The InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability is designed to establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, compatibility, and responder health and safety to prepare for, train and respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for an all-hazards incident response with a special emphasis on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) issues. An integrated suite of standards is necessary to ensure compliance with minimum requirements for performance, commonality and interoperability of equipment utilized by local, state, and federal First Responders in the public safety and health communities. Such standards, as well as the specifications and test protocols that support them, are needed to guide the efforts of the manufactures and equipment developers; and to serve as a guide for informed procurement decisions by the appropriate agencies. These standards are to support the needs of response organizations to include law enforcement, fire fighters, HAZMAT, emergency medical and other related agencies that consist of the first elements to respond to incidents or attacks, and also pertain to organizations that are involved in the mitigation and recovery phases of such attacks. This document describes the strategy and process to develop such an integrated standards suite."
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IAB Annual Report