Podcast

Article Out Loud - The Risk-Based Approach to Hazardous Material/WMD Incidents

by TONY MUSSORFITI, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

Low-frequency, high-consequence events are rare, emergency responders still need to be able to evaluate these complex problems and determine initial actions. To avoid being overwhelmed and increasing the risks to both responders and civilians, emergency responders need to be able to quickly identify all potential hazards, then predict the outcome when a hazardous material or weapon of mass destruction¬ (WMD) incident occurs. This article explains how a risk-based approach will better prepare responders for future situations.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.