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KIEV, Ukraine (Interpol) -- Interpol launched the second phase of its bioterrorism prevention programme with a specialised workshop for senior law enforcement officials to raise awareness and understanding.
The three-day meeting, held in Kiev and attended by police representatives from 23 countries, will address a range of issues including biohazards, laboratory security, bioterrorism identification, and the importance of legislation to combat the threat.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ukraine’s Minister of the Interior Yuriy Lutsenko said the threat of bioterrorism needs to be taken seriously.
1. Developing a thorough understanding of member countries’ legal frameworks in the area of bioterrorism.
2. Identifying legislative and information gaps.
3. Assisting member countries in drafting legislation."
10-80 Hazardous Materials Incident
No Code- No Additional Units Requested
Code 1- Requires additional resources not carried by regularly assigned companies.
4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Deputy Chief, FAST Truck,
Haz-Mat Battalion Chief, Haz-Mat 1, 1 Haz-Mat Technician Unit,
1 Rescue, Haz-Tac Ambulance, Haz-Tac Conditions Chief,
1 BLS Ambulance and Conditions Officer
*Incident does not involve contaminated civilians or First Responders
Code 2- Requires additional resources above Code 1
Additional Resources include: Safety Battalion Chief, Rescue Battalion Chief, 3 Additional Battalion Chiefs,
Field Communications Unit, 1 Additional Haz-Mat Technician Unit,
Decontamination Support Unit, Tactical Support Unit,
Chemical Protective Clothing Support Unit, 1 Additional Haz-Tac Ambulance,
1 Additional ALS Ambulance, 1 Additional BLS Ambulance,
Rehabilitation (RAC) Unit, Public Information Officer, Medical Director
*Incident involves 4 or less contaminated civilians or First Responders
Code 3- Requires additional resources above Code 2
Additional resources include: Command Chief, 1additional Deputy Chief, 3 additional Haz-Tac Ambulances,
1 Decontamination Shower Unit, 1 additional Haz-Mat Technician Unit, 3 additional Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) Units
1 additional Rehab (RAC) Unit, Mask Service Unit,
EMS Deputy Chief, ALS Ambulances, BLS Ambulances
*Incident involves 5 or more contaminated civilians or First Responders
Code 4- Requires additional resources above Code 3
Additional resources include: The Mass Decontamination Task Force (MDTF).
The MDTF includes: 1 Battalion Chief, 2 Engines, 1 CPC Tower Ladder,
1 Haz-Tac Ambulance, 2 SOC Support Ladders,
For every 250 victims, an additional MDTF will be requested
*Incident is a Mass Decontamination Incident