Assignment 1: Primary Responsibility at a Disaster Site


A freight train hauling chemical agents derails in an urban area; chemical agents are released and there is a fuel fire in the locomotive. The released chemical agents can endanger life. In this situation, timely action by the right type of first responders and responder agency is required.

Submission Details:

By Saturday, June 17, 2017, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:

  • Which first responder agency has the primary responsibility on the site and why? Support your answer with verifiable documentation.

By Wednesday, June 21, 2017, read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts and engage in a substantive dialogue.


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