Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

5.15 Improvements for Next Time

Some improvements have been identified based on the incident.
  • Canvas private industry prior to an incident for resources and equipment that can be utilized during an incident.
  • Control access to the incident and establish a uniform identification badge for authorized personnel and identification vests for command staff.
  • Ensure the chain of custody of a sample product.
  • Preplan for the location of the command center so it does not need to be moved.
  • Provide continual training with the railroad.
  • Speed up the sample process for quicker identification of the product

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014