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InterAgency Board (IAB) - FY08


  • IAB MISSION: Establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, compatibility, and responder health and safety to prepare for, train and respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for an all-hazards incident response with a special emphasis on CBRN issues.
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Applicable Standards

  • None

Key Partners

  • Department for Homeland Security (DHS)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Responder Knowledge Base (RKB)
  • Battelle Memorial Institute



  • Local, State & Federal Emergency Responders
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

Project Scope

  • Provide funding support to the IAB Program management office and participation of NIOSH-NPPTL SME's as members of the InterAgency Board PP&OE and Training Subgroups, Standards coordination and Science and Technology committees, and Federal Agency Advisory Committee.


  • Development and completion of IAB 2007 Annual Report and 2008 Standard Equipment List (SEL)
  • Participation in IAB General Session and Breakout Sessions (Dec 07 & Feb 08) and NIOSH Co-Chairmanship or the Personal Protection & Operational Equipment (PP&OE) Subgroup
  • National Institute for Justice (NIJ) - Special Technical Committee for development of law enforcement CBRN ensemble standard


  • IAB 2007 Annual Report and 2008 Standard Equipment List (SEL)
  • IAB Science & Technology (S&T) 2008 priority list
  • IAB standards priority list
  • Training requirements for SEL equipment items


  • DHS and IAB adoption or NIOSH Statement of Standards for CBRN respiratory protective equipment and NFPA emergency responder PPE product standards
  • Listing of NIOSH CBRN respirator standards and approved products on Responder Knowledge Base web site having over 64,000 registered users.
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)