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February 28, 2007
Eugene and Oregon National Guard patner for exercise today
 
First responders in Eugene called on the 102nd Civil Support Team of the Oregon National Guard to support a training exercise at Autzen Stadium Feb. 28.

About 20 members of the CST are at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, and they are working closely with local officials in a scenario that gives the first responders from Eugene and the ORNG unit an opportunity to train for a potentail crisis.

The CST provides unique capabilities that augment first responders in the critical moments following a masive natural disaster or suspected terrorist attack involving weapons of mass destruction.

The CST supports the local incident commander with a team able to analyze a situation and determine if an a ttack is chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear. They can also assess the severity and potential impact of such an attack and advise the IC of possible courses of action that mitigate loss of life or property.

In addition, the CST brings communication resources that can integrate local, state, and federal authorities. This provides clear interaction and communication when timeliness and rapid, informed decision-making are essential.

The CST can be on scene anywhere in the state within hours of notification, or it can be pre-staged at high-profile events.

The CST is dedicated exclusively to the state to support homeland security and defense requirements.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Capt. Michael Braibish
at 503-932-5805