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Clearing Footprint First Step in Exercise

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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