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Updated "Suspicious Substance Protocol" Published


October 22, 2009


An administrative revision to the Suspicious Substance protocol has been posted on the Maine Homeland Security website, Responder Resource Page. The change is only to contact phone numbers for the US Postal Inspection Service. The basic protocol has not changed.

The Suspicious Substance Screening Tool form remains available at the same site. A presentation developed to walk through the main elements of the Protocol has also been published there.

Direct links to documents:

  • Suspicious Substance Protocol: Guidelines for first responders' use when dealing with a suspicious substance, including suspicious packages or envelopes. Revised October 2009 to reflect changed USPS Inspection Service contact information.

  • Suspicious Substance Screening Tool: Tool for first responders to assess threat at a suspicious substance scene.

  • Suspicious Substance Protocol Presentation: Training presentation on Suspicious Substance Protocol.

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    Bill DeLong, MEMA


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