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RKB Partners

The RKB gratefully acknowledges the continuing support of the partners listed below.


The InterAgency Board

The InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and InterOperability Working Group is designed to establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, and responder safety to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosives (CBRNE) incident response equipment.
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International Association of Chiefs of Police

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 19,000 members in over 89 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers. Our members are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation.
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International Association of Fire Fighters

The International Association of Fire Fighters has more than 2,700 affiliates, representing fire fighters in more than 3,500 communities in the U.S. and Canada. The 263,000 members of the IAFF are the nation's full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics, who protect the lives and property of 80 percent of the nation's population.
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National Sheriffs' Association

The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its sixty-second year of serving the law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. Through the years, NSA has been involved in numerous programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their city/counties or jurisdictions.
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National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board

The National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB) represents the Bomb Squad Commanders on the more than 450 accredited bomb squads in the U.S. and serves the approximately 2500 certified bomb technicians on those squads. NBSCAB also works in close partnership with various Federal agencies that support the bomb squad program.
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National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Inc. is an organization dedicated to professional representation of the views and opinions of pre-hospital care personnel and influencing the future advancement of EMS. NAEMT serves its professional membership through educational programs, liaison activities, development of national standards and reciprocity and the development of programs to benefit pre-hospital care personnel.
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National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

At the request of Congress, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NPPTL's mission is to prevent work-related injury and illness by ensuring the development, certification, deployment, and use of personal protective equipment and fully integrated, intelligent ensembles. NPPTL focuses expertise on design and testing of a variety of state-of-the-art personal protective devices and technologies including respirators, chemical-resistant clothing, hearing protectors, and safety goggles and glasses for use by first responders against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents in the event of a terrorist incident. Additional Information about NPPTL can be found in NIOSH Publication 2003-127, "National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, "as well as the NPPTL Strategic Plan.
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International Safety Equipment Association

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association for manufacturers of protective equipment, including head, eye and face, hand, hearing, respiratory and fall protection; chemical protective apparel; high-visibility apparel; gas detection instruments; emergency eyewash and showers, and first aid kits.
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International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.
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National Tactical Officers Association

The NTOA's mission is to provide the law enforcement community: a communications resource for SWAT, patrol, crisis negotiations and other units that support the resolution of critical incidents; a national law enforcement information resource library; comprehensive law enforcement research support; credible, cost-effective training programs; and quality professional journals The Tactical Edge and the Crisis Negotiator.
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International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,200 educational institution members and 2,000 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff with headquarters in West Hartford, CT.
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