For members of the1156th Engineer Company, located in Kingston, N.Y., the exercise gave them an opportunity to exchange techniques and procedures for extracting and evacuating casualties with Westchester County firefighters, McCoy said
A team of Marines specifically trained to operate in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological environments is deploying to Japan, Defense Department officials said today.
A 155-member initial response force composed of Marines from Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., could arrive in Japan as early as tomorrow, said Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon spokeswoman.
As localities created their emergency plans, it was evident that in the event of certain disasters resources beyond those available at the local level would be necessary. Emergency plans were expanded to include regional, state-wide and national resources.
Each succeeding level of resources would serve to fill in, supplement or provide those things that the lower levels could not. At the top of the chain of resource procurement would be the United States military.