Planning the Response: Ludwig Benner

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Planning the Response examines the critical process of choosing response objectives and response options. Covers information gathering, hazards analysis, and command's role in developing an incident action plan. Explains how responders use facts, science, and circumstances to plan rescue operations, protective actions, select PPE, and choose a decontamination protocol.

Ludwig Benner is president of Ludwig Benner & Associates, a firm specializing in investigation. As a chemical engineer and registered Professional Engineer, his investigation experience includes a variety of vehicle, aircraft, fire, hazmat, and industrial incidents. Previously he conducted or managed hazmat transportation accident investigations for the National Transportation Safety Board. He also teaches courses on investigation issues. In this clip, Ludwig discusses things hazmat responders need to look for in order to change the outcome of a hazmat/WMD incident. 


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