Cobb County Health Department

    health department

  • A health department is a part of government which focuses on issues related to the general health of the citizenry. Subnational entities, such as states, counties and cities, often also operate a health department of their own.
  • A division of a local or larger government responsible for the oversight and care of matters relating to public health.

    cobb county

  • A county in northwestern Georgia that contains many northwestern suburbs of Atlanta; pop. 447,745. Its seat is Marietta
  • Cobb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its county seat and largest city is Marietta, which is located in the center of the county. The county was named for Thomas Willis Cobb, who in the early 19th century was a United States representative and senator from Georgia.

cobb county health department

'Undressing'

'Undressing'
FREDRICK, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 – A remote training site at nearby Fort Detrick came alive today as Georgia’s 4th Civil Support Team (CST) and representatives from three Cobb County emergency response agencies worked their way through the first of two suspicious substance scenarios –this one scripted – as part of Operation Vigilant Sample III.

Pictured here, Staff Sgt. Steve Phoenix, who supervises the CST’s decontamination section, instructs two Soldiers from the hazardous material team at Camp David, Md., on how to “undress” the Cobb HAZMAT technicians who had just collected samples of the suspicious substance.

Under the watchful eyes of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the American Standards for Technology and Material; the FBI; and the Army’s Medical Research Institute of Infection Diseases (USAMRIID), the CST – with its counterparts from Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services – performed testing of biological agents developed during two earlier Vigilant Sample III exercises. Officers from Cobb County Police and Cobb County Sheriff’s Office established the “chain of custody” as the samples were marked as evidence. The idea behind it all: find out whether testing will work in developing a national standard for other Guard civil support teams and their civilian counterparts to use when dealing with “suspicious substances.”

Also present were representatives of the Georgia Division of Public Health and Cobb-Douglas County Public Health.
(Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Roy Henry, Public Affairs Office, Georgia Department of Defense)

HAZMAT technicians train with National Guard and local emergency response agencies

HAZMAT technicians train with National Guard and local emergency response agencies
FREDRICK, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 – A remote training site at nearby Fort Detrick came alive today as Georgia’s 4th Civil Support Team (CST) and representatives from three Cobb County emergency response agencies worked their way through the first of two suspicious substance scenarios –this one scripted – as part of Operation Vigilant Sample III.

Pictured here, HAZMAT technicians Jack Sorrells (left) and Lt. Matt Dupree collect samples of gamma irradiated “dead” Stern Spores for analysis by the CST’s mobile Analytical Laboratory System, to be followed by analysis in a USAMRIID laboratory.

Under the watchful eyes of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the American Standards for Technology and Material; the FBI; and the Army’s Medical Research Institute of Infection Diseases (USAMRIID), the CST – with its counterparts from Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services – performed testing of biological agents developed during two earlier Vigilant Sample III exercises. Officers from Cobb County Police and Cobb County Sheriff’s Office established the “chain of custody” as the samples were marked as evidence. The idea behind it all: find out whether testing will work in developing a national standard for other Guard civil support teams and their civilian counterparts to use when dealing with “suspicious substances.”

Also present were representatives of the Georgia Division of Public Health and Cobb-Douglas County Public Health.
(Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Roy Henry, Public Affairs Office, Georgia Department of Defense)

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