Special Hazardous Materials. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare/Terrorism Agents. NBC Agents. Pose a risk to emergency responders Threat level increased after Cold-War Documented cases world-wide Local target enviroment very high Emergency responders under trained. Fission device:
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
Thermonuclear reactions cause wide spread destruction
Radiological dispersal device:
Explosive device laced with radiological agent.
Radioactive fallout and debris.Nuclear Agents
WATCH OUT FOR SECONDARY DEVICES!
Rapid, wide dispersion
Panic driven histeria!
Difficult to I.D. in the field.
Staph Enterotoxin B
Tricothene mycotoxinBiological Agents
…and we’re supposed to be civilized...
V agent (VX)Chemical Nerve agents
Similar to organophosphate
1. Awareness and hazard/risk assesment.
2. Use any and all personal protective equipment.
3. Decon early and carefully. Then aggresive EMS.
4. Contact authorities and HMRT as soon as possible.