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From The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Fema.gov - Federal Emergency Management Agency - Supports state and local governments in
establishing and maintaining a capability to successfully prepare for and
respond to chemical, radiological or
other hazardous materials emergencies.
Dept of Emergency Management - A state agency that works closely with
local government emergency managers, other state agencies, voluntary organizations
and federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
to ensure a comprehensive, efficient and effective response to emergencies
and disasters throughout Virginia.
Emergency Management Agency - It's mission is to reduce the loss of
life and property and to protect our institutions from all hazards by leading
and supporting the State of Maryland in a comprehensive risk-based emergency
management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
DC Emergency Management Agency - EMA coordinates the city's response
to disasters, emergencies, severe weather conditions, and other catastrophic
events. It works closely with other emergency response agencies, including
the Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia Department
of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and other District and federal
agencies, as well as with the major utility companies and organizations
such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command - Home Land
Reducing the consequences of weapons of mass destruction
incidents by enhancing the preparedness, protection,
and response capabilities of local, state, and federal
Army Chemical School (USACMLS)
Develops doctrine, equipment and training for NBC defense
which serve as a deterrent to any adversary possessing
weapons of mass destruction.
- U.S. Marine Corps NBC Defense
Provides NBC related information necessary for the Marine NBC Defense Program.
- U.S. Army
Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
Develops medical countermeasures to chemical warfare
agents and trains medical personnel in the medical management
of chemical casualties.
- U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
Conducts research to develop strategies, products, information,
procedures, and training programs for medical defense
against biological warfare threats and naturally occurring
infectious diseases that require special containment.
- US Army
Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Provides technical support for implementing preventive
medicine, public health, and health promotion/wellness
services to the Army Community.
- Army Materiel Command Army Research Laboratory
Plays a key role in the Department of Defense and Army
research and development programs.
- U.S. Army
Technical Escort Unit (TEU)
Missions include worldwide response for escorting, rendering-safe,
disposing, sampling, mitigating hazards and identifying
weaponized and non-weaponized chemical, biological and
- Department of Defense
Provides official, timely and accurate information about defense policies,
organizations, functions and operations.
Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Reduces the physical and psychological terror of weapons
of mass destruction through; combat support, technology
development, threat control and threat reduction.
- Joint Service Chemical Biological Information
Provide an integrated system to support the decision-making
needs of all Commanders and staffs responsible for Joint
Service Chemical Biological Defense Programs.
- Department of Energy
Fosters a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and
economically sustainable, to be a responsible steward of the Nation's
nuclear weapons, to clean up our own facilities and to support continued
United States leadership in science and technology.
- Department of Health and Human Services
Protects individuals against emerging infectious diseases
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Bioterrorism
Provides counter bioterrorism resources through; research,
preparedness and emergency response resources.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting
the health and safety of people - at home and abroad,
providing credible information to enhance health decisions,
and promoting health through strong partnerships.
- Department of Justice
Represents the citizens of the United States in enforcing the law in the
public interest and plays a key role in protection against criminals.
for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS)
Assists state and local response agencies throughout
the United States in preparing for incidents of domestic
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
Protects the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Involved in counter-terrorism planning and response efforts
because of its inherent role in protecting human
health and the environment from possible harmful
effects of certain chemical, biological, and nuclear
- National Response Center (NRC)
Serves as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical,
radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment
anywhere in the United States and its territories.
- Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
Provides leadership, advocacy, and assistance to prevent
and prepare for chemical emergencies; respond to environmental
crises; and inform the public about chemical hazards
in their community.
- Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Implements the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention
in order to achieve the OPCW's vision of a world free
of chemical weapons.
- State Department (for OCONUS sites)
Heads U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with
- Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and
implementing American counterterrorism policy.
- Center for Domestic Preparedness
The Office of Justice Programs' Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
provides a unique environment and opportunity to offer specialized
advanced training to state and local emergency responders in the management
and remediation of incidents of domestic terrorism, especially those
involving chemical agents and other toxic substances.
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