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InterAgency Board (IAB) - FY12

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  • 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 staff as members of the InterAgency Board


  • Q1-4 Participation in three (3) FY12 IAB General Session and Subgroup Meetings (Federal Agency Coordinating Committee, Executive Committee, Equipment Subgroup, Science & Technology Subgroup, Standard Coordination Subgroup, Training & Exercise Subgroup)
  • Q1-4 Science and Technology Research Priority Survey and List
  • Q1-3 IAB 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Standard Equipment List (SEL) update and release
  • Review and approve SEL equipment and product links on Responder Knowledge Base (RKB)


  • IAB 2011Annual Report and Standard Equipment List (SEL)
  • IAB Science & Technology (S&T) 2011 priority list
  • IAB Guidance: Recommendations for Manufacturer/Vendor Provided Training


  • 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: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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