|Ottawa has a national
standard for protective equipment for firefighters, police and
paramedics that ensures first responders have the proper equipment in
the event of a CBRN incident. The standard was announced Monday by
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews during a mock hazardous situation at an
unused Toronto subway station. The standard was developed by the
Canadian General Standards Board and CSA Standards. More details are
available here. Photo by John Hanley.