Accession Number:

ADA440878

Title:

Chemical Weapons Improved Response Program (CWIRP) Playbook. Guidelines for Responding to and Managing a Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorist Event

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY SOLDIER AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The ability of an agency to respond to and effectively manage a chemical WMD incident begins with the development of departmental plans, procedures, and training. Preparation for responding to a chemical incident should begin with modifying existing plans and procedures to consider and include WMD-specific operations. A chemical terrorist incident is different from a routine HAZMAT incident in that the terrorist incident Is deliberate in nature Is a criminal act Is designed to produce a large number of casualties Is expected to result in a large number of fatalities Will require mass numbers of people to be decontaminated This section outlines the issues and recommendations that departments should consider in advance of the actual occurrence of a chemical incident. These recommendations are based on the assumption that individuals have a basic knowledge of chemical agent awareness and emergency response operations. This information is provided as part of the NLD DPP city Train-the-Trainer program.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE