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Addendum 1 / Chapter 1
Is the manifestation of a Biological agent and chemical attack, immediate?
Biological incident- NOT IMMEDIATE
Chemical incident- IMMEDIATE
Are there any devices that can detect the presence of a biological agent instantaneously or in real time?
NO...none available to department
Which AGENTS will cause victims do exhibit different signs and symptoms?
Units should be especially cautious when responding to?
- Hotels and High profile apartment complexes
- national landmarks
- bridges and tunnels
- incident with small explosive device
- places of public assembly
Who determines if a higher level of PPE is needed at a Biological release (within or near Exclusion zone)?
HAZ MAT GROUP
At a Biological release, Initial Exclusion Zone should be established?
AT LEAST 300 FEET IN ALL DIRECTIONS fromt the source or points of release
--reevaluate exclusion zone periodically--
If release is INDOORS, what procedures should be taken?
EVACUATE immediate area and seal off area by CLOSING doors and windows
avoid entry into site for MINIMUM time of 30 minutes to 1 hour
What is the top priority, establishing a command post or protection from secondary devices?
protection from SECONDARY DEVICES is TOP PRIORITY
Where should the Incident Command Post be located?
- in the SUPPORT ZONE
- away from the release
- upwind of the incident
When will a biological device have a greater impact (time of day)?
released at DAWN, DUSK OR DURING THE NIGHT
(sun's uv rays will destroy some biological agents)
How will humidity affect biological agents?
Higher humidity-facilitates dispersal of liquid
lower humidity-facilitates dispersal of dried
How should civilians be evacuated?
- if downwind, evacuate to safer location
- evacuate away from building exhaust ventilation
What should an Officer do, if he comes across a suspicious object?
Evacuate immediate area and notify IC
If a building is affected, what should be done?
shut down HVAC system to limit spread
What methods can be used to isolate the biological hazard??
- shelter in place or evacuate civilians to a designated area
- isolate exposed or contaminated victims at a SAFE AREA OF REFUGE
SIMPLE TRIAGE AND RAPID TREATMENT
- Black tag- deceased
- red tag-immediate
- yellow tag-delayed
- green tag-minor