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:
Special Hazardous Materials
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
Thermonuclear reactions cause wide spread destruction
Radiological dispersal device:
Explosive device laced with radiological agent.
Radioactive fallout and debris.
WATCH OUT FOR SECONDARY DEVICES!
Very easy to “build”.
Rapid, wide dispersion
Panic driven histeria!
Difficult to I.D. in the field.
Staph Enterotoxin B
Chemicals, designed by humans, to kill or disable humans.
…and we’re supposed to be civilized...
V agent (VX)
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.