Accession Number:

ADP013395

Title:

Personal Protection of Decontamination and Rescue Teams Engaged Following to Terrorist Chemical and Biological Strikes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BRNO UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY (CZECHHOSLOVAKIA) INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY/TECH

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Contemporary Czech protective means, suitable for equipment of rescue teams engaged following the terrorist CB attacks are presented. They include in the first line respirators protective masks originally designated for aimed forces M-lOM, OM-90 and for civil protection and industrial uses CM-4, CM-4M, CM-4K, CM-5, CM-5M. They are further represented by air-permeable suits for lower risk level POO produced in several modifications as for the properties of the cover fabric for different climate and other requirements, such as colour, camouflage, impregnation against water, fire, oil products etc. and with various accessories, i.e. types of gloves, boots and overboots. The last element of the triad are the air-non-permeable filtroventilated suits for high risk level OPCH-90 and OPCH-90-PO providing with extremely high physiological comfort and long-term use tested for up to 24 hrs wearing due to enabling drinking and urine discharge in contaminated area without breaking seal. Modifications of these suits are described as well. Experience from several decades of RD, production, testing, training, peaceful applications in chemical and nuclear industries, as well as from Persian Gulf operations 1990-1991 and UNSCOM missions the l990s is presented. All means have been tested in a strict system using EN ISO standards.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE