QUINCY, MA — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in the wake of anthrax attacks, has created a page at its website (www.nfpa.org) to provide free access to its state-of-the-art hazardous materials response standards and other relevant information. In a press release, the NFPA stated, “Regardless of the type of chemical or bio-hazard, all first responders must be adequately informed for their own safety and well-being.”

NFPA’s public fire protection chief, Gary Tokle, added, “Chemical and biological terrorism are high-profile topics today. It is essential that [emergency response personnel] understand and adhere to the established standards of haz-mat response.”

Publication date: 11/26/2001