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This month the Oregon National Guard's 102nd Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team partnered with the Clackamas Fire District #1 Hazardous Materials Response Team and conducted a joint training exercise.


This month the Oregon National Guard’s 102nd Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team partnered with the Clackamas Fire District #1 Hazardous Materials Response Team and conducted a joint training exercise.

PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Oregon National Guard and Clackamas Fire District #1 personnel make entry into a building during a joint training exercise.Made up of full-time Oregon National Guard soldiers, the 102nd was created after 9/11 to augment first responders during WMD incidents.

PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Participants in the training exercises practice decontamination.The joint training exercise on Nov. 14 covered specialized protective suits that are used for mitigating emergencies involving many possible hazardous exposures, focused on a biological dispersion weapons, as well as decontamination.

PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - The joint training exercise on Nov. 14 covered specialized protective suits that are used when testing for possible hazardous exposures.Clackamas Fire spokesman Steve Hoffeditz said local firefighters are very fortunate to have such an amazing resource with the 102nd WMD Civil Support Team.

PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Clackamas Fire and military personnel partner for the Nov. 14 training.

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