ABSTRACT

Civilian First Responder Decontamination Equipment Characteristics Survey Results   [open pdf - 16MB]

From the Introduction:"Current users of decontamination equipment have a wide range of procurement options. In most cases, users must rely on little more than vendor claims and their professional experience to determine the best equipment for decontaminating the general public, themselves, and their own equipment. These users, called First Responders, include fire fighters, hazardous material teams, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other professionals in charge of decontamination after an event. To better enable First Responders to choose the most effective decontamination equipment for their applications, the DHS/NIST Standards Development Team, Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), was tasked by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, DC, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, to develop equipment performance standards for the Response community. The Standards Development Team tasked the Decision Analysis Team (DAT) to determine the important characteristics of equipment used by First Responders in personnel decontamination operations. These characteristics will be used to develop recommended equipment performance standards for adoption by various Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)."

Report Number:
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center: ECBC-TR-735
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Date:
2010-01
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Defense Technical Information Center: http://www.dtic.mil/
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pdf
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