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Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities
METROPOLITAN MEDICAL STRIKE TEAM
MISSION, CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS,AND TEAM ORGANIZATION
It is the mission of the MMST to respond to, provide support for, and provide assistance to local and regional jurisdictions to effectively address responder safety issues, incident management, and public health consequences of NBC incidents that result from accidental or deliberate acts. This support and assistance includes providing planning and training to response personnel prior to an NBC incident, identification of the offending substance via available technology, off-site management consultation service, and, where needed, response to the scene or secondary site to assist with incident management and medical care during an NBC incident. These activities will be conducted in collaboration with and supported by Federal, State, and local authorities.
Scope of Operations
The MMST response, assistance, and support includes:
Responding at the request of local and/or regional jurisdictions;
Providing medical management and/or medical assistance and support of NBC incidents;
Providing training and response planning assistance to response personnel, prior to NBC incidents;
Providing technical assistance in the identification of NBC agent or agents and medical intelligence regarding NBC incidents; and
Supporting coordination and interaction With designated local, regional, State, and Federal NBC incident response authorities.