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HazMat Emergency Preparedness Training and Tools for Responders

Any community might be subject to a disaster, whether natural or of human origin. Community responses to these disasters tend to be more efficient and effective when prior planning takes place. Disaster planning is only as good as the assumptions and information on which it is based. Experience from hundreds of actual disasters shows that planning assumptions often are incorrect. Disaster planning based on incorrect assumptions can create an illusion of preparedness. Disaster plans, when developed, should be tested and revised as necessary.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-03-02 18:33:37
Description Any community might be subject to a disaster, whether natural or of human origin. Community responses to these disasters tend to be more efficient and effective when prior planning takes place. Disaster planning is only as good as the assumptions and information on which it is based. Experience from hundreds of actual disasters shows that planning assumptions often are incorrect. Disaster planning based on incorrect assumptions can create an illusion of preparedness. Disaster plans, when developed, should be tested and revised as necessary.
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Source Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2009-03-02 18:30:23
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Date Last Modified 2010-07-13 17:40:56
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-03-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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