OPINION: Credentialing program good for disaster response
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Calif. — Disasters or emergencies that exceed the capabilities of a town or county require that Incident Commanders (i.e., the local fire or police chief) know the capabilities and support they are receiving from other jurisdictions. The Sept. 10 editorial, "Tough disaster criteria could discourage volunteers," did not fully address what credentialing is and the value it serves to local incident command.