Centennial, CO: Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Workshop
The Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Workshop was held on January 30-31, 2012 in Centennial, CO.
The workshop aimed to generate discussion amongst state and local representatives from emergency management, local government, and private sector communities to inform two efforts aimed at enhancing CBR recovery planning guidance: Denver Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and State of Colorado All-Hazards Recovery Framework with CBR Annexes, and Technical Reports on Key Response and Recovery Planning Factors for CBR Incidents.
- Review and complete, to the extent possible, the content of the CBR annexes for the Denver UASI All Hazards Recovery Framework.
- Vet and validate the key technical information for six Denver UASI Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) for the CBR annexes.
- Identify key questions to support the development of Key Planning Factors documents for a CBR event.
The CBR Workshop captured information on critical operating considerations for wide area recovery planning through a scenario-based discussion forum for select local, state, regional, and federal subject matter experts (SMEs). Local and state participants were targeted as active members of the discussions, with representatives from emergency management, public health, environmental health, law enforcement, public works, transportation, and private sector. Regional and federal participants acted as “roving SMEs” on roles, responsibilities, and technical expertise, with representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Army North (ARNORTH), and 8th Civil Support Team (CST).