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InterAgency Board (IAB) Support - FY10

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Current Information can be found at: InterAgency Board (IAB) Support - FY11


  • The IAB seeks to be the source for emergency responder insight about policy, doctrine, practice, standards, research & development, and training & exercise programs that affects interoperability, compatibility, and standardization. The IAB continues to be a trusted source, authoritative, representative, and valid repository of field perspective, operational knowledge, and technical expertise Http://
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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)
  • NORA/NIOSH Public Safety Council & Sub-sector



  • 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 staff as members of the FACC, Executive Committee, and Equipment, Science & Technology, Standards Coordinating, Strategic Planning & Best Practices, and Training & Exercises Subgroups


  • Q1-4 Participation in three (3) FY10 IAB General Session and Subgroup Meetings
  • Q2-4 NPPTL PPE Guidance Development Project - Development of Effective Training Program Tools for CBRN RPE & PPE Selection, Usage and Maintenance (IAB Responder Pre-Survey and May 2010 Workshop)
  • Q1-4 Science and Technology Research Priority Survey, Research & Development Priority List, and Standards Adoption
  • Q3-4 IAB 2010 Annual Report and 2011 Standards Equipment List update and release.
  • Q1-4 Posting of NIOSH/NPPTL Spotlight Items (Stakeholder Meeting Information and Notices of Proposed Rulemaking in weekly IAB Elert News)


  • 2009 Annual Report and 2010 Standard Equipment List (SEL)
  • Revised IAB Structure, Charter and Bylaws
  • H1N1 Influenza and First Responders and First Receivers
  • 2009 Research and Development Priorities
  • Gaps in Respiratory PPE for Infectious Disease Response
  • National Preparedness to Radiological Incidents (Planning, Training, Equipment Capability, Equipment Maintenance, Standards, and SOP's)
  • Grant Sustainment Letter (Executive Office of the President & Office of Management and Budget)
  • Anthrax Vaccine Position Paper (Emergency Responders)


  • None
Page last updated: April 5, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2010
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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