A member of the New York National Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team “clears a footprint” for his team during a Defense Support to Civil Authorities Response Exercise which kicked off Friday November 2, 2007. Clearing a footprint consists of identifying and sanitizing an area of chemical, biological and radiological contamination. This footprint is being cleared in preparation for the second phase of the exerecise in which the state's CERF-P team performs mass decontamination and casualty extraction exercises. CERF-P stands for Chemical, Biological,Radiological,Nuclear or High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. The exercise was held at the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control's Urban Search and Rescue Training Center outside Albany.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)