"This pilot course is important as it provides a forum for partnership and local and regional coordination centered on President Bush's and the Department of Homeland Security's National Incident Management System (NIMS)."
The NeutronRAE alerts first responders to the presence of a radiation threat well before they might be exposed to health threatening levels, and this same high sensitivity allows security personnel to instantly detect smuggled nuclear material.
NYPD will be the Primary Agency at all CBRN/Haz-Mat incidents, with responsibility for overall site management, assessment and investigations (crime-scene/terrorism). However, FDNY will be responsible for life safety operations and mass decontamination .
"The Department of Homeland Security has created the National Visual Analytics Center in order to increase our capabilities to discover and predict terrorist activities," said Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Charles McQueary.
FEMA has developed two new resources for emergency managers and first responders to enhance mutual aid systems across the country and help emergency response networks operate more effectively together.