Accession Number : ADA440863

Title :   Risk Assessment of Using Firefighter Protective Ensemble with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Rescue Operations During a Terrorist Chemical Agent Incident

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

PDF Url : ADA440863

Report Date : AUG 2003

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report provides the Incident Commander with an understanding of the protection afforded by standard firefighter protective ensembles (FFPE) and the associated risks involved if the ensemble is worn while performing rescue operations at the scene of a terrorist incident involving the use of military chemical warfare agents. FFPE, as discussed in this report, consists of standard turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, SELF CONTAINED, CHEMICAL AGENTS, BREATHING APPARATUS, RISK ANALYSIS, FIRE FIGHTING, TERRORISM

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE