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First Responder Survey

Biodetection in the Field: Survey for First Responders, End-users and Key Stakeholders

Photo Credit: CPT Bryon Marsh (CST, GA)
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to determine first responder biodetection needs when responding to biological events and to test and evaluate currently available biodetection technologies.

As part of this ongoing effort, PNNL is conducting surveys of first responders, key stakeholders and end-users to improve understanding of biodetection equipment currently in use, the instrument selection process, and any remaining biodetection equipment and information needs and gaps. Your assistance in completing the survey is greatly appreciated.

The key goals of the survey are to:
• Identify the types of biodetection equipment currently used;
• Determine what information and guidance can improve confidence in field biodetection;
• Determine what information is utilized to guide instrument and assay procurements; and
• Determine the best way to deliver information in emergency and non- emergency situations.


PNNL Biodetection Resource