NOV. 20, 2001 | Emergency and environmental health personnel received a briefing yesterday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on immediate responses to bioterrorism.
Approximately 125 police officers, firefighters, environmental hazard specialists, transportation industry personnel, and others attended the seminar, according to Dean Pro Tem Thomas A. Bruce, M.D., of the UAMS College of Public Health. All of the Class 1 railroads in the country, including Union Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Kansas City Southern, planned to send representatives.
Speakers from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Arkansas Department of Health, the College of Public Health, the U.S. Army, and vendors supplying real-time field test capabilities and personal protective equipment were on the program.
Little Rock firefighters were in the audience Nov. 19 at the College of Public Health seminar on bioterrorism. (Amy Theriac, UAMS Media Services)