IAB Position Paper on Hazards in the Post-Fire Environment

The InterAgency Board (IAB) has released a position paper on the Evaluation of Hazards in the Post-Fire Environment. The paper discusses airborne hazards associated with the post-fire environment and whether the use of handheld multi-gas detectors is appropriate and sufficient for determining the level of PPE to be worn during operations in a given post-fire environment. Find the position paper on the IAB web site at www.iab.gov.
The IAB is a panel of emergency preparedness and response practitioners from a wide array of professional disciplines that represent all levels of government and the voluntary sector. The IAB’s mission is to strengthen the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to emergencies, disasters, and CBRNE incidents.