Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Coordinated Response Effort. Capt Holly Shenefelt Medical Operations Officer Wyoming 84 th Civil Support Team. Agenda. Brief introduction to the functions and capabilities of the Civil Support Team (CST) Partnerships Successes Questions.
Capt Holly Shenefelt
Medical Operations Officer
Wyoming 84th Civil Support Team
Are you familiar with Civil Support Teams (CSTs) or their functions?
“We’ve just received a report there’s been an explosion at the intersection of Loop 101 and 202,” announced news anchor Forrest Sawyer with the Virtual News Network. “At this time, we are not sure if this explosion is related to the dirty bomb detonations we’ve seen today in Guam and Portland, OR.”
“The WMD CST deploys to support civil authorities at a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and [high] explosive (CBRNE) incident site by identifying CBR agents/substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with appropriate requests for state support.”
CST in every state and territory (total of 55 teams by 2007)
Logistics Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)
Survey Team Leader
/ASST Decon NCO
Asst. Operations NCO/Decon NCOIC
Nuclear Medical Science
How involved is the CST in your state or local public health office?
Incident Command and other responders
Civil Support Team
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Local public health
“Development of regional response plans for smallpox . . . to the coordination betweenpublic health, local hospital and the militaryfor patient evacuation during a crisis . . . to dealing with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita . . . there is much to be said for developing a firm relationship with public health entities.”