Office of Domestic Preparedness Emergency Responder Guidelines - 2002   [open pdf - 392KB]

To help provide America's response community with a baseline understanding of the training necessary to effectively and safely respond to an act of terrorism involving the use of WMD, the ODP [Office of Domestic Preparedness] has prepared these Emergency Responder Guidelines. These Guidelines are offered not as definitive or official regulations, but rather as the informed advice of subject-matter experts from both the private and public sectors. Although not official regulations, they have been written in concert with existing codes and standards of agencies, such as the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and Federal regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These Guidelines are intended to be a tool for first responders seeking to improve their training and master their craft, reflecting a step-by-step progression from Awareness through Performance to Planning and Management. These Guidelines also may be used by course developers and trainers looking for a common ground with training programs in other jurisdictions.

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