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NEWSLETTER The Newsletter of the First Responder Technologies Program

Volume 2 Issue 10 October 2009

New Orleans, LA, 2005 - Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task force prepare their gear prior to going into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo courtesy of FEMA Photo Library.

Baton Rouge, LA, 2005 - Emergency Medical Technician personnel undergo response and rescue training similar to that undergone by teams cleaning up chemical and other hazmat spills caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Photo courtesy of FEMA Photo Library.

RKB recently reorganized its PPE ensembles subcategory to be categorized by certification, allowing users to identify more easily what ensembles meet particular certifications. The reorganization also includes clear references to the appropriate year for each certification (e.g., National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971, NFPA 1991, NFPA 1992, or NFPA 1994).

Other product categories on RKB include operational and urban search and rescue equipment, information technology, communications, detection, decontamination, medical equipment, and more.

For more information, please visit www.rkb.us. For questions or suggestions, please e-mail the RKB at RKBMailbox@us.saic.com, or call 1-877-FEMA-RKB (1- 877-336-2752).

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