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NCJ Number: 211945 Find in a Library
Title: A Disaster Waiting To Happen
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the planning and implementation of a coordinated emergency response to six scenarios of a mock disaster staged in Moundsville, WV, in 2003.
Abstract: The training event was sponsored by the National Corrections and Law Enforcement Training and Technology Center (NCLETTC) located in Moundsville, WV. NCLETTC is a year-round training and technology center for corrections, law enforcement, and public safety first-responder organizations. The September 2003 event was the second mock disaster organized by the center. Months of planning resulted in six separate, but interrelated disaster scenarios based on the training objectives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mock scenarios included a domestic terrorist drug laboratory, a suspicious package, poisoned picnickers, the collision of a chemical-carrying truck with a school bus, and a boating accident that involved alcohol abuse. The agencies responding to these scenarios included emergency medical services, fire departments, law enforcement and corrections agencies, 911 centers, hospitals, medical examiners' offices, the FBI, the U.S. Armed Forces, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, utility companies, and local industries. In addition to developing the scenarios, planners also organized workshops and vendor demonstrations to be held during the 3-day event. The event gave multiple agencies and their personnel the experience of partnering and working together in the application and coordination of their distinctive expertise, training, and equipment.
Main Term(s): Police simulation training
Index Term(s): Crime simulation; Emergency procedures; Emergency rescues; Interagency cooperation; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures; Terrorism simulation; West Virginia
Note: From TechBeat, Winter 2004; downloaded October 28, 2005.
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