Accession Number:

ADA433826

Title:

Marine Corps Counterterrorism: Determining Medical Supply Needs for the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2004-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force CBIRF was established in 1996. Since then, CBIRF s mission has expanded to included responses to radiological and high-yield explosive incidents. Its concept of operation has been reworked to include two separate incident response forces within CBIRF. The objective of this study was to determine the medical requirements for a variety of potential terrorism scenarios to which CBIRF may respond. These included domestic and international attacks involving high-yield explosives as well as chemical, biological, and radiological agents. This study was able to identify weaknesses in the existing CBIRF Authorized Medical Allowance Lists, and to strengthen the field medical capabilities of the unit with the addition of new technologies, such as portable ultrasound units to aid in the examination of severely injured victims. At the same time, the study identified ways of modularizing the proposed CBIRF AMAL to provide greater flexibility in responding to terrorist disasters.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE