Guidelines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During an HAZMAT/Weapon of Mass Destruction Incident: Volumes I and II   [open pdf - 5MB]

"In April 2009, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) published a report, 'Guidelines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During a HAZMAT/Weapon of Mass Destruction Incident, Volumes I and II (ECBC-SP-024)' as an update to two previous reports; 'Guidelines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During a Terrorist Chemical Agent Incident (ECBC--TR-125)' and 'Guidelines for Cold Weather Mass Decontamination', which were both about 8 years old at the time. Due to recent international research and recommendations submitted by the Mass Casualty Decontamination Integrated Project Team (IPT), the U.S. Army Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School tasked ECBC to update ECBC-SP-024 for their continued refinement of decontamination doctrine. Accordingly, ECBC formed and led a team to update ECBC-SP-024. The focus of this study is decontamination of hazards (chemical, biological, radiological, unknown) and was updated with input from community responders, Army responders, DoD medical, and DoD chemical-biological technical expertise. This report will serve as the updated basis for doctrine and will be applicable to DoD and civilian response organizations as well."

Author:Lake, William A.
Divarco, Stephen
Schulze, Peter
Gougelet, Robert
Publisher:United States. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:National Fire Protection Association: http://www.nfpa.org/
Media Type:application/pdf
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