Proper training, equipment key to responder readiness

Situational awareness. Evolving threats. Mission specific. Readiness. These are all terms with which first responders are all very familiar.

Whether it be recent events such as potential backlash from the death of Osama bin Laden, a high-profile sporting event, dignitary visit or an unknown chemical threat, it is critical that today’s first responders are ready to respond when duty calls.

Key criteria in being ready? Being properly trained and having the right equipment to do what the mission is asking of you.

Check out this short video clip from KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area talking to the WMD team from Hennepin County, Minn., who has recently upgraded its CBRN protective ensembles from 1980s charcoal technology to the LION MT94 CBRN ensemble to ensure its responders are ready for action.