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Publication Citation: Guide for the Selection of Biological Agent Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders

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Author(s): Alim A. Fatah; Richard D. Arcilesi; Tesema Chekol; Charlotte H. Lattin;
Title: Guide for the Selection of Biological Agent Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders
Published: March 01, 2007
Abstract: In recognizing the needs of state and local emergency first responders, the Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at NIST is developing biological detection equipment guides, through funding provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This guide focuses on specifically assisting the emergency first responder communication in the understanding of biological agent detection equipment.
Citation: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Keywords: biological agents;detection;domestic preparedness;emergency first responders;protective equipment;toxins
Research Areas: Homeland Security/Forensics/Human Identity, Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosives (CBRNE)
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