Weapons of Mass Destruction: Radiation, FBI Training

Date: Sept. 3—5, 2013
Staff Representative: Andy Roszak
Member Representative: Vanessa Burrows and Paul Biedrzycki (NACCHO Public Health Law Workgroup)

Highlights: Members from the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky Emergency Management, Kentucky Hospital Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collaborated to provide a training on responding to weapons of mass destruction and on radiation emergencies. Representatives from local public health, local law enforcement, hospitals and emergency medical services discussed response roles, authorities and responsibilities. On day two of the training, the group conducted a tabletop exercise – designed to allow participants to interact and work through real-world scenarios.

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