By John R. Cashman

"Whether terrorist act or chemical spill, neighborhood responders often achieve the scene first. Emergency reaction to Chemical and organic brokers offers a transparent, concise course of action for responding to those incidents and serves as a coaching handbook for emergency responders."--BOOK JACKET. content material: Ch. 1. Terrorists on U.S. Soil -- Ch. 2. Chemical brokers -- Ch. three. organic brokers and pollution -- Ch. four. average Operations of harmful fabric reaction groups (HMRTs) -- Ch. five. Federal organizations and reaction groups -- Ch. 6. neighborhood Haz Mat reaction groups -- Ch. 7. country and neighborhood Haz Mat reaction groups -- Ch. eight. and advertisement reaction groups -- Ch. nine. city seek and Rescue groups and a Mass Casualty Incident in Washington -- Ch. 10. fresh U.S. Incidents concerning Chemical brokers, organic fabrics, or Terrorist activities -- Ch. eleven. learn assets and assets -- App. I. fabric security info Sheet for Mustard fuel (HD) -- App. II. chosen legislation regarding Terrorism -- App. III. pattern Jurisdiction Emergency Operations Plan -- App. IV. certificates of educating -- scientific administration of organic Casualties. summary: "Whether terrorist act or chemical spill, neighborhood responders frequently achieve the scene first. Emergency reaction to Chemical and organic brokers offers a transparent, concise course of action for responding to those incidents and serves as a coaching handbook for emergency responders."--BOOK JACKET

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Presently, their products include a range of auto-injector delivery systems and drug formulations for the domestic preparedness (civilian) market pertaining to nerve agent antidotes to be sold to first responders, firefighters, police officers, civil defense agencies, and cities and states developing anti-terrorism programs. In the event of a terrorist attack or criminal activity involving nerve agents such as VX, sarin, or soman, first responders must administer antidotes quickly and safely. Meridian Medical Technologies’ Mark I kit (NAAK) allows first responders to conveniently and effectively treat not only contaminated victims but also themselves.

Nerve Agent Pretreatment Pyridostigmine (NAPP) provides a countermeasure to soman (GD) and/or tabun (GA). NAPP consists of 21 30-mg pyridostigmine bromide tablets in a blister pack within a sealed pouch. ” If it is determined that soman or tabun are an actual threat, permission is given for pretreatment. It has been deemed that NAPP treatment substantially increases the effectiveness of the chemical components of the Mark I kit against ©2000 CRC Press LLC soman and tabun. Tablets are taken every eight hours, and personnel are issued a total of 42 tablets each.

Where only a vapor hazard exists, an NBC suit or full protective clothing may not be required since the respirator or SCBA might provide a sufficient level of protection. The respirator/SCBA should be donned immediately upon evidence of a nerve agent’s presence. Speed is essential in the decontamination of nerve agent victims. Skin decon must be done as soon as possible, and decon personnel should wear a respirator or SCBA and full protective clothing while decontaminating victims. Liquid agent may be chemically deactivated using decon solutions or removed using Fullers’ earth.

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