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Hazardous Materials Operations

N.F.P.A. 472 – 2008

Chapters 6 “Mission Specific”

January 01, 2010

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Objective

After Completing this Course, the Student will

Demonstrate a Knowledge of Hazardous

Materials Practices and Procedures in

Accordance with N.F.P.A. 472-2008

Operational Mission Specific

“Technical Decontamination”

with 70% Accuracy on a Written Exam

Hazardous Materials Operations

N.F.P.A. 472 – 2008

Chapters 6 “Mission Specific”

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Definition (NFPA) 472-2008

Technical Decontamination

The planned and systematic process of reducing contamination to a level that is as low as reasonably achievable.

(ALARA)

NFPA 3.3.17.4

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Definition (NFPA) 472-2008

Emergency Decontamination

The physical process of immediately reducing contamination of individuals in potentially life-threatening situations with or without the formal establishment of a decontamination corridor.

NFPA 3.3.17.1

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Definition (NFPA) 472-2008

Gross Decontamination

The phase of the decontamination process during which the amount of surface contaminants is significantly reduced.

NFPA 3.3.17.2

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Technical Decontamination

  • Introduction
      • Operations Level
      • Assigned to perform;

Technical Decon

      • Competent to Implement:
          • Technical Decontamination

NFPA 6.4.1.1.1 / 6.4.1.1.2 / 6.4.1.1.3 / 6.4.1.1.4

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Important Note

  • Some information may be taken from

Chapter 7: Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Operations Level may be asked to perform at

this level but Do Not Replace HMT.

  • Direct Guidance:Working under control

of an HMT continually being assessed / feedback

NFPA 6.4.1.1.3

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Technical Decontamination

  • Written Guidance:
      • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
      • Standard Operating Guidance (SOGs)
        • “Rules of Engagement” at Operations Level
  • Task expected of Operations Level Responders
  • Task beyond the capability of Operations Level Responders
  • Required PPE and equipment to perform these expected task
  • Procedures for ensuring coordination within the local ICS

NFPA 6.4.1.1.3

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Goal

    • The goal of the competencies in this section shall be to provide the operations level responder assigned to perform technical decontamination at hazardous materials / WMD incidents with the knowledge and skills to perform the task in 6.4.1.2.2 safely and effectively.

NFPA 6.4.1.2.1

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Technical Decontamination

When responding to hazardous materials / WMD incidents, the operations level

responder assigned to perform technical decontamination shall be able to perform

the following tasks:

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2

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Goal

      • Analyze
      • Plan
      • Implement
      • Evaluate
      • Terminate

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2

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Technical Decontamination

Plan a response within the capabilities of available

personnel, personal protective equipment, and control equipment by selecting a technical

decontamination process to minimize the hazard.

Process should be directed towards Confinement to Hot Zone and Decontamination Corridor

Vital Component of Pre-Incident Planning and the Hazard and Risk Evaluation Process

Types of Technical Decontamination Methods

will be described in 6.4.3.2(2)

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(1)

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Technical Decontamination

NO ENTRY

Until decontamination Method Determined

and Established … Except !

Where a Rescue Might Be Possible

and Emergency Decontamination is Established

Decontamination Requires an Organized and

Well-Ordered Procedure

This Requires a PLAN

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(1)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Decontamination Plan Should Address:
  • Site Layout
  • Decontamination Method / Equipment Needed
  • Number of Personnel Required
  • Level of P.P.E. and Equipment
  • Disposal Methods
  • Runoff Control
  • Emergency Medical Requirements
  • Collecting / Disposal – Contaminated Clothing

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Implement the planned response to favorably change the outcomes consistent with standard operating procedures and the site safety and control plan by completing the following tasks:

Should be Identified in the L.E.R.P.

and covered by SOP or SOG

Pre-made Forms should be readily available

and maintained as integral components

of overall I.A.P. documentation.

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(2)(a) & (b)

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Technical Decontamination

Implement the planned response to favorably change the outcomes consistent with standard operating procedures and the site safety and control plan by completing the following tasks:

Perform the technical decontamination

duties as assigned.

Perform the technical decontamination functions

identified in the incident action plan.

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(2)(a) & (b)

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Technical Decontamination

Perform the technical decontamination

duties as assigned.

The Decontamination Team Leader is responsible to the Operation Officer The team leader supervises and controls all phases of the Contamination Reduction Zone (CRZ).

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(2)(a)

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Technical Decontamination

Perform the technical decontamination

duties as assigned.

The Decontamination Team Member is responsible for appropriate decontamination procedures as assigned to them with in the Contamination Reduction Corridor.

The duties may vary to fill specific positions within the Decontamination Corridor

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(2)(a)

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Technical Decontamination

Perform the technical decontamination functions

identified in the incident action plan.

Depends on Specific Decontamination System chosen by the Authority Having Jurisdiction and the implementation requirements.

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(2)(b)

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Technical Decontamination

Evaluate the progress of the planned response by evaluating the effectiveness of the technical

decontamination process.

How do you know if it’s working?

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(3)

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Mass Decontamination

Evaluating Decon Effectiveness

LERP / SOPs / SOGs

Must have a procedure to test victims after the Decontamination process to ensure all contaminates are removed and victims safe to be medically treated and transported.

ie. Metering, Test Strips

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(3)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Terminate the incident by completing the providing reports and documentation of decontamination operations.
  • There should be a transcript to document all activities of the Decontamination for a multitude of reasons.
      • 1.Health Issues of Responders in the Future
      • 2. Legal proceedings in the Future
      • 3. Training Purposes for Future Responses
      • 4. Monetary Reimbursement
      • a) Personnel Cost
      • b) Logistical Support Cost
      • c) Equipment Used / Disposed Of

NFPA 6.4.1.2.2(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documentation

LERP / SOPs / SOGs

NIMS Requirements

OSHA Requirements

NFIRS Requirements

NFPA 6.3.1.2.2(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documentation

Decontamination Specific

Names of Victims

Substance that was released / Decon

Level of protection by responders (Decon / Victims)

Actions taken to limit exposure Decon Personnel

Detailed description of Decon procedures

Evidence collected

Observations made

NFPA 6.3.1.2.2(4)

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Mission-Specific Responsibilities

Technical DecontaminationPlanning the Response

NFPA 6.4.3

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Personal Protective Equipment 

Given an emergency response plan or standard

operating procedures, the operations level responder

assigned to technical decontamination operations

shall select the personal protective equipment

required to support technical decontamination at

hazardous materials / WMD incidents based on

local procedures.

(see Section 6.2)

NFPA 6.4.3.1

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Given scenarios involving hazardous materials /

WMD incidents, the operations level responder

assigned to technical decontamination operations

shall select a technical decontamination procedure

that will minimize the hazard and spread of

contamination and determine the equipment

required to implement that procedure and shall meet

the following requirements:

NFPA 6.4.3.2

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Technical Decontamination

  • What Steps Need to Be Accomplished ?
  • Tool Drop: To be used again or until “Tool Decontamination or Disposal”
  • Gross Decontamination:
  • Technical Decontamination
  • Removal of Outer P.P.E.
  • Removal of Personal Clothing
  • Proceed to Personal Decontamination Shower, Medical Monitoring and Rehabilitation

NFPA 6.4.3.2

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Technical Decontamination

Identify the advantages and limitations of

technical decontamination operations.

Advantage:

More In Depth and Thorough Cleaning

Considered Safer for First Responders

Limitations:

More Detailed / Takes Longer to Set Up

More Time Consuming per Victim

Potential for Uncontrollable / Panic Stricken Mob

Usually Performed Outside – Weather Impact

NFPA 6.4

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures  

Describe the advantages and limitations of each of

the following technical decontamination methods:

Absorption

Adsorption

Chemical Degradation

Dilution

Disinfection

Evaporation

Isolation and Disposal

Neutralization

Solidification

Sterilization

Vacuuming

Washing

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures  
  • Absorption:
  • Picking up liquid contaminants with absorbents
  • Advantage:
    • Inexpensive and readily available
  • Limitations:
    • Does not alter the hazardous material
    • Have limited use on protective clothing and

vertical surfaces

    • Disposal of absorbents may be a problem

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(a)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures  
  • Adsorption:
    • Process in which a hazardous liquid interacts with (or is bound to) the surface of a sorbent material
    • Advantage:
    • Quick controlling with immediate contact
  • Limitations:
    • Chemical retains it chemical and physical

properties

    • Process may generate heat

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(a)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures 
  • Chemical Degradation:
  • Using another material to change the chemical
  • structure of a hazardous material
          • Commonly used materials
          • Household bleach
          • Isopropyl alcohol
          • Hydrated lime
          • Household drain cleaner
          • Baking soda
          • Liquid detergents

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(c)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures
  • Chemical Degradation:
  • Advantage:
    • Can reduce cleanup costs and the risk
    • posed to the first responder
  • Limitations:
    • Takes time to determine the right chemical
    • to use and set up the process
    • Can be harmful to first responders if the
    • process creates heat and toxic vapors

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(c)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures

Dilution:

Using water to flush contaminants from

contaminated victims or objects and diluting

water-soluble hazardous materials to safe levels

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(d)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures 
  • Dilution:
  • Advantage:
    • The accessibility, speed, and economy
    • of using Water
  • Limitations:
    • Water may cause a reaction and create
    • even more serious problems.
    • Runoff water from the process is still
    • contaminated and must be confined and
    • then disposed of properly.

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(d)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Disinfection:

Sanitization, Disinfection

Processes that render etiological contaminants harmless

Kills most of the microorganisms present using a variety of chemical or antiseptic products

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(e)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Selecting Decontamination Procedures 
  • Sanitization, Disinfection
  • Sanitization
    • Reduces the number of microorganisms

present to a safe level (Such as washing

hands with soap and water)

Disinfection

    • Kills most of the microorganisms present

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(d)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures

Evaporation:

Can be accomplished by simply waiting long enough for hazardous materials to evaporate

Not a technique used during emergency operations, however can be used on tools and equipment when exposure time is not a safety issue

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(f)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures  

Isolation and Disposal:

Isolating the contaminated items by collecting them in some fashion and then disposing of them in accordance with applicable regulations and laws

Not all tools and equipment can be decontaminated and must be disposed of correctly. Disposal may be cheaper and easier than the decontamination.

However disposal can be very costly as well

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(g)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Neutralization:

Changing the pH of a corrosive;

Raising or Lowering it towards 7 (neutral) on the pH scale

Correct measurements of Neutralizing agent must be accomplished prior to mass application due to possible chemical reaction in accomplishing task

Should NOT be used on Personnel

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(h)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures  

Solidification:

Process that takes a hazardous liquid and treats it chemically so that it turns into a solid.

This process makes the product easier to handle but does not change the inherent chemical properties of the substance.

Most are “Cement Based” and are used on Spills

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(i)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Sterilization:

Processes that render etiological contaminants harmless

Kills all microorganisms present, with chemicals, steam, heat, or radiation

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(j)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures  

Vacuuming:

Process using high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum cleaners to vacuum solid materials such as fibers, dusts, powders, and particulates from surfaces.

Do Not Use regular vacuums do to lack of proper filter .. Not fine enough to catch all materials

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(k)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Washing:

Process similar to dilution, but also involves using prepared solutions such as solvents, soap and / or detergents mixed with water in order to make the contaminant more water-soluble before rinsing with plain water

Responders need to watch water run-off to ensure

Proper containment and disposal

NFPA 6.4.3.2(2)(l)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Identify sources of information for determining

the correct technical decontamination procedure

and identify how to access those resources in a

hazardous materials / WMD incident.

Manufacturer is Best Resource

CHEMTREC / CANUTEC / SETIQ

Resource Books / Manuals

Electronic Databases

National and Local Poison Control Centers

NFPA 6.4.3.2(3)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Given resources provided by the AHJ, identify the

supplies and equipment required to set up and

implement technical decontamination operations.

It should be noted that not all Decontamination Procedures will be the same.

Dry versus Wet have different Requirements

Technical Decon may vary based on the Chemical

The following is a sample of a basic Wet System

NFPA 6.4.3.2(4)

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Technical Decontamination

NFPA 6.4.3.2(4)

Hand Pump Sprayers

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Technical Decontamination

Balance is Important

NFPA 6.4.3.2(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Avoid Chairs or Stools that have backs and arms or that are not sturdy enough for the extra weight such as the SCBA

NFPA 6.4.3.2(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures 

Identify the procedures, equipment, and safety

precautions for processing evidence during

technical decontamination operations at

hazardous materials / WMD incidents.

Very Similar to Personnel Decontamination:

Evidence that is in “Protective Packaging” only gets the outside of the package decontaminated.

Must be Accounted For:

Documented for “Chain if Evidence”

NFPA 6.4.3.2(5)

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Technical Decontamination

Selecting Decontamination Procedures

Identify procedures, equipment, and safety

precautions for handling tools, equipment,

weapons, criminal suspects, and law enforcement /

search canines brought to the decontamination

corridor at hazardous materials / WMD incidents.

These subjects requires special safety procedures

for all personnel involved.

Written SOPs / SOGs and Practice

are Key to success

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Technical Decontamination

Special Decon Equipment Required

Law Enforcement:

The major additional concern with LE is Weapons and Weapon Security. They may require a “clearing” zone and a container that can be secured for future Decon / Disposal

K-9s:

Additional equipment is listed on the USAR website in a following slide. It involves a special platform so claws don’t get caught, and shielding to prevent spread of contaminates for personnel in case animal

“Shakes” while being washed.

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Technical Decontamination

Law Enforcement Personnel 

Special Containers should be located in the

“Tool Drop”, one for cleared weapons,

another for ammunition and devices

such as “flash bangs”.

If possible, a Law Enforcement Officer should be part of the Decon Team to assist with the special requirements and weapon security

See Documents Provided with this Program

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Technical Decontamination

This is a Great K-9 Resource Website

http://www.usarveterinarygroup.org/index.htm

Run the cursor over the Haz Mat & Decontamination heading and a drop down menu will give you each section.

Emergency and Gross Decon

Technical Decon

Nerve Agents / Mark 1 Kits

K-9 Decon Station and Oil Based Decon Testing

Advanced K-9 Decon Station and Field Testing

Canine Decontamination Lecture

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Technical Decontamination

Animal Decon has been

overlooked and these

animals are a vital tool in

WMD / Drug Lab / Rescue

www.FEMA.govhas 2

on-line courses that may be

beneficial as well:

IS-10 and IS-11

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Technical Decontamination

It is highly recommended that in the event of Animals and Particularly Trained K-9s being involved with a Crime Scene that has potentially exposed them to Hazardous Materials or WMD; a Veterinarian and Animal Control Officer respond to the scene for treatment and possible sedation to enable treatment or prevent secondary exposure to humans.

Contact information and Policies should be included in the Emergency Response Plan.

NFPA 6.4.3.2(6)

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Mission-Specific Responsibilities

Technical DecontaminationImplementing the Planned Response

NFPA 6.4.4

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Incident Management Duties

Given a scenario involving a hazardous materials /

WMD incident and the emergency response plan or

Standard operating procedures, the operations level

responder assigned to technical decontamination

operations shall demonstrate the technical

decontamination duties assigned in the incident action

plan and shall meet the following requirements:

NFPA 6.4.4.1

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Incident Management Duties

Identify the role of the operations level responder

assigned to technical decontamination operations

during hazardous materials / WMD incidents.

The Decontamination Team Leader is responsible to the Operation Officer The team leader supervises and controls all phases of the Contamination Reduction Zone (CRZ).

The Decontamination Team Member is responsible for appropriate decontamination procedures as assigned to them with in the Contamination Reduction Corridor.

The duties may vary to fill specific positions within the Decontamination Corridor

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Role of the Operations Level Responder
  • Obtain briefing from Decontamination Team Leader.
  • Set up decontamination Reduction Corridor as directed.
  • Check / Ensure all equipment is in proper working order.
  • Suit up to appropriate level of protection.
  • Assist Entry Team through the Decontamination Corridor
  • Wash off contaminants, assist with removal of protective clothing and equipment
  • Remember "DON\'T” place your hands inside of any suit going through decontamination,
  • just touch outside.

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Role of the Operations Level Responder
  • Place removed P.P.E. / Equipment in proper container.
  • Assist with removal of SCBA backpack only
  • (team member will take off mask).
  • Carefully use minimum amount of water as each person advances from pool to pool.
  • The object is to keep all of the contaminants contained in the pools.
  • Before Decontamination Team Members leave decon:
  • Responders "MUST DECON THEMSELVES“
  • and Help each other decon one another.

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Role of the Operations Level Responder

Documentation of the entire process is important:

Note what Decontamination Process used

Note what Personal Protective Equipment used

Note Equipment used and Personnel assigned to it

Note Type of Chemical Decontaminated

Note Effectiveness of Decontamination Process

Note any changes in process required based on changing conditions, new information etc.

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Can Decontamination Be Conducted Safely?

Are Existing Resources Adequate?

If Not, where can they be obtained?

How long will it take to get them?

Monitoring and Metering need to be constant.

Be Prepared to Change as needed.

Consult Technical Specialist such as Environmental and Public Health Agencies.

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Criteria that can be used to Evaluate Effectiveness

Contamination levels are reduced as personnel move through decontamination area.

Contamination is confined to the hot zone

and the decontamination area.

Contamination is reduced to a level that is

As Low As Reasonably Achievable

ALARA

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Large Items of Equipment !

Vehicles and Trucks may be subject to Contamination.

Decontamination can be performed by:

Large Washes (Car Wash)

High-Pressure Washes

Steam or Special Solutions

How does it happen?

Vehicles parked downwind or driving through spill

Victims not Decontaminated placed in Ambulances

Criminals or Victims placed in Police Cars or POVS

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

  • Large Items of Equipment !
  • Establish Decontamination Pad
  • Complete Wash and Rinse Several Times
  • Inspect Vehicles Thoroughly for Damage
  • Empty and Wash Opened Compartments Exposed
  • Acids should be “Neutralized” A.S.A.P.
  • Decontaminate “On-Site” if Possible
  • Verify Adequacy of Decontamination

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Large Items of Equipment !

Personnel should wear appropriate P.P.E.

Members closest to Hot Zone may require higher Level

Personnel should be monitored for Heat Exhaustion or Possible Exposure

Debriefing should be held A.S.A.P.

DOCUMENTATION / EXPOSURE RECORDS

NFPA 6.4.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Incident Management Duties

Describe the procedures for implementing technical decontamination operations within the incident command system.

Should be Identified in the L.E.R.P.

and covered by SOP or SOG

Officers and Responders need to know their positions and job requirements and their

“Chain of Command”

NFPA 6.4.4.1(2)

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Hazardous Materials ICS

Incident Commander

NFPA 5.4.3(3)

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Decontamination Operations Identified in Incident Action Plan

The responder assigned to technical decontamination

operations shall demonstrate the ability to set up

and implement the following types of

decontamination operations:

This Requires “Hands-On” Practical Applications

NFPA 6.4.4.2

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Decontamination Operations Identified in Incident Action Plan

Technical decontamination operations

in support of entry operations

Decontamination needs to be established prior to entry of Personnel for multiple safety reasons

NFPA 6.4.4.2(1)

work zones
WORK ZONES

HOT

WARM

COLD

WIND DIRECTION

Exclusion

Zone

Support

Zone

Contamination Reduction Zone

HOT LINE

Decon Area

access control points

Command Post

NFPA 5.4.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Performing Decontamination Operations Identified in Incident Action Plan

Technical decontamination operations for

ambulatory and non-ambulatory victims

With Victims that require medical attention, resort to Gross or Emergency Decontamination

so that the Victims / Patients can be forwarded directly to Medical for Treatment

NFPA 6.4.4.2(2)

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Technical Decontamination

Ambulatory

NFPA 6.3.4.2

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Technical Decontamination

Non-Ambulatory

NFPA 6.3.4.2

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Technical Decontamination

Non-Ambulatory

NFPA 6.3.4.2

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Mission-Specific Responsibilities

Technical DecontaminationEvaluating Progress

NFPA 6.4.5

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Technical Decontamination

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the

Technical Decontamination Process

Given examples of contaminated items that have

undergone the required decontamination, the

operations level responder assigned to technical

decontamination operations shall identify procedures

for determining whether the items have been fully

Decontaminated according to the standard operating

procedures of the AHJ or the incident action plan.

NFPA 6.4.5.1

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Technical Decontamination

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the

Technical Decontamination Process

LERP / SOPs / SOGs

Similar to testing victims;

The AHJ must have a procedure to test tools, equipment and other objects after the Decontamination process to ensure all contaminates are removed and victims safe to be medically treated and transported.

ie. Metering, Test Strips

NFPA 6.4

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Mission-Specific Responsibilities

Technical DecontaminationTerminating the Incident

NFPA 6.4.6

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Given a scenario involving a hazardous materials /

WMD incident, the operations level responder

assigned to technical decontamination operations

shall complete the reporting and documentation

requirements consistent with the emergency response

plan or standard operating procedures and shall

meet the following requirements:

NFPA 6.4.6.1

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Identify the reports and supporting technical documentation required by the emergency response plan or standard operating procedures.

Should be Identified in the L.E.R.P.

and covered by SOP or SOG

Pre-made Forms should be readily available and maintained as integral component of overall report.

NFPA 6.4.6.1(1)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Describe the importance of

personnel exposure records.

Legal Account on Record of the Incident and Actions Taken to Protect Responders and Victims.

Documentation for Medical Records for Future Reference in Treatment and Potential Exposures and Possible Illnesses and Resulting Legal Action

NFPA 6.4.6.1(2)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Identify the steps in keeping an activity log

and exposure records.

Should be Identified in the L.E.R.P.

and covered by SOP or SOG

Pre-made Forms should be readily available and maintained as integral component of overall report.

Exposure Records should be made available to Medical Provider as part of Medical History

NFPA 6.4.6.1(3)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Identify the requirements for filing documents

and maintaining records.

Documents need to be filled out As Soon As Possible and filed within Legal Requirements

Connecticut State Library stipulates guidelines for maintaining Records and Reports

O.S.H.A also has mandates for Record Keeping

NFPA 6.4.6.1(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

LERP / SOPs / SOGs

NIMS Requirements

OSHA Requirements

NFIRS Requirements

NFPA 6.4.6.1(4)

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Technical Decontamination

Reporting and Documenting the Incident

Decontamination Specific

Names of Victims

Substance that was released / Decon

Level of protection by responders (Decon / Victims)

Actions taken to limit exposure Decon Personnel

Detailed description of Decon procedures

Evidence collected

Observations made

NFPA 6.4.6.1(4)

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Module 3 – Practical Application

Set up Technical Decontamination System

based on Authority Having Jurisdiction

Emergency Response Plan

NFPA 6.4.

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