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NEW YORK: FDNY is a model for fire departments around the world. Its firefighters wonder if they are prepared for the next wave of terror.

By Jason Doce and Kristina Wells
Times Herald-Record
jdoce@th-record.com
kwells@th-record.com

Firefighter Ray Phillips has standing orders for his wife. If she turns on the TV and learns of a chemical attack, she's to pack up the kids and drive north.

In the wake of the World Trade Center disaster, the dangers of a chemical or biological attack loom. New York City firefighters are steeling themselves against this nightmare scenario, conveyed in a recent training seminar:

The subway station is littered with the victims of a chemical attack. Along with hundreds of civilians, 50 firefighters