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Professional Organization Recommends Standards, Offers Information to First Responders

Are first responders prepared in the event of another disaster? A new group is dedicated to global first responder welfare and training.

Cincinnati, OH, January 11, 2006 --( New group dedicated to global first responder welfare and training.

With images of Hurricane Katrina still fresh on many minds and the upcoming five-year anniversary of September 11 on the horizon, many first responders have been forced to carefully dissect their disaster preparedness plans only to find that they need something that will help make people safer for the long term. The solution is the International Society of First Responders.

First Responders across the globe now have access to a free resource for tools, techniques and training for Homeland Security needs through the new professional association which strives to unite all disciplines of first responders and create strength through collective knowledge.

“ISOFR was created by First Responders especially for First Responders and it builds on the community that exists between them across the country,” said James Noe, founder of ISOFR. “In this post 911 world, First Responders are tasked with the challenge of protecting and defending citizens from a chemical, biological or radiological event, and they need the most current tools, techniques and training necessary to perform their jobs. ISOFR’s mission is to provide access to these resources because better preparedness means better protection and security for our communities, our nation and our international allies.”

ISOFR, which can be accessed at, is the definitive online resource for news and information, training, shared knowledge and best practices for police, firefighters, EMT, Hazmat and other emergency personnel who are the first at the scene of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) event. First Responders have free, unlimited access to thousands of documents, articles and papers, online training courses and a resource library on WMD and threat assessment best practices submitted by ISOFR members, EMT and Hazmat professionals.

Resources at feature topics including:
• tactics and techniques
• third party product reviews and cost comparisons
• crowd control and pacification
• safe perimeter control
• coordination with police, EMS and Hazmat
• effective interfacing with the military
• victim decontamination and evacuation
• emergency medical techniques
• third part equipment performance
• Hot Zone proximity firefighting

First Responders who register as new members will be designated charter members of the organization and will automatically receive $1000 in free life insurance. Other upcoming membership benefits include a charter member pin, access to the member register, free online training, financial services and a family support network.

The International Society of First Responders is a professional organization dedicated to examining the needs of and addressing the challenges associated with being a first responder. Through professional development forums, ongoing training and seminars, The ISOFR is committed to bridging the information gaps between first responders worldwide. The ISOFR strives to develop training and equipment standards by advocating for those men and women who are committed to protecting and assisting the general population in the event of a disaster. More information can be accessed at or by calling 513.333.7800.

Contact: Jennifer Riegert
Justice & Young Public Relations

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