National bioresearch center to hold WMD response course
The course, Public Safety Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Response — Sampling Techniques and Guidelines, is set to take place between March 2 and 4, 2016, at the Westbrook Public Safety Building in Westbrook, Maine.
This course will allow participants to take part in sampling techniques that are crucial in the event of a WMD or related event. This will include the collection of valid samples that would be utilized in the forensics process to determine the source of the weapon and potentially those behind an attack. This process follows that of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 12-step process in crime scene management.
This course will consist of hands-on exercises and attendees will be given detailed technical information and instruction in this area.
This course is specialized for those that would be called upon to respond to a WMD threat, first response personnel that work within hazardous material (HAZMAT) teams and those that are able to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at Level C and higher.
Those interested in attending will be required to have a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Student Identification.