Guide for the Selection of Chemical and Biological Decontamination Equipment for Emergency First Responders: Volume II   [open pdf - 2MB]

Alternate Title: NIJ Guide 103-00 Volume II

"The guides will focus on chemical and biological equipment in areas of detection, personal protection, decontamination, and communication. This document focuses specifically on chemical and biological agent decontamination equipment and was developed to assist the emergency first responder community in the evaluation and purchase of decontamination equipment. The long range plans are to: (1) subject existing decontamination equipment to laboratory testing and evaluation against a specified protocol, and (2) conduct research leading to the development of multiple series of documents, including national standards, user guides, and technical reports. It is anticipated that the testing, evaluation, and research processes will take several years to complete; therefore, NIJ has developed this initial guide for the emergency first responder community, in order to facilitate their evaluation and purchase of decontamination equipment. In conjunction with this program, additional guides, as well as other documents, are being issued in the areas of chemical agent and toxic industrial material detection equipment, biological agent detection equipment, personal protective equipment, medical kits and equipment, and communications equipment used in conjunction with protective clothing and respiratory equipment."

Report Number:
NIJ Guide 103-00; NCJ 189725
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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