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November 16, 2009
102 Civil Support Team to Participate in Exercise in Klamath Falls
 
SALEM, Ore. – The 102 Civil Support Team will be participating along with emergency responders from the Klamath Basin in a hazardous materials exercise Nov. 18 and 19, in Klamath Falls, Ore.

State and local responders, including Klamath County Fire District #1, Klamath – Lake County Hazardous Materials team, Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police Bomb Squad, 142 Explosive Ordnance Device Team from Portland Air Base, and the 102 Civil Support Team, will be participating in the event.

The mission of the 102 Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) is to support civil authorities at domestic Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive incident sites by identifying CBRNE agents and substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with appropriate requests for additional support.

WMD - CST's provide support for intentional or unintentional releases of CBRNE and natural or man-made disasters in the United States that result or could result in the catastrophic loss of life or property.

This training will occur at different locations over the two day period. The main exercise will occur Nov. 19. The first responders will be working around Klamath County Fire District #1's Station 3, located at the corner of Shasta Way and Mitchell St. The exercise will begin around 7:00 am and will conclude later in the afternoon when the training objectives have been accomplished.

One of the main training objectives of this exercise is for the community of federal, state, and local first responders to work together in a combined effort to accomplish a goal.

Since certification, the team has responded to at least 12 real world incidents and has furthered its partnership with Oregon's response community.
 
Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department
Public Affairs Officer
503-584-3885