Biological Incident Operations: A Guide for Law Enforcement
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Biological terrorism continues to pose a significant threat to the public sector, including the potential for massive loss of life. Given September 11, 2001, the anthrax incidents and the current War on Terrorism, it is imperative that emergency responders plan to respond to a biological terrorism incident. The time-critical nature of a biological incident requires that local and national law enforcement agencies develop plans to address the specific needs of an affected community in order to be effective. The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center ECBC, formerly the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command SBCCOM, Homeland Defense Business Unit operates programs designed to improve the ability of U.S. communities and military installations to respond to terrorism incidents involving the use of weapons of mass destruction WMD. These programs started with the Domestic Preparedness Improved Response Program IRP, which addressed response issues relating to the civilian emergency response community, and continues through the Military Improved Response Program MIRP, which focuses on military installation emergency response considerations.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Unconventional Warfare