Coordinated Response and Treatment of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Attacks

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Orange County Fire Rescue Department (Florida) 

On April 22, 1915, the world saw the advent of a new threat, chemical weapons. This threat was not the product of cutting-edge science or complex innovation, but the recognition of a common chemical’s effectiveness in ending human life. Through the history of CBRNE weapons, we have seen their use go from effective military tactics to banned or limited use through treaties and agreements. This shift has moved these weapons into the shadowed hands of clandestine organizations and radicalistic groups. These terrorist groups looking to inspire fear, intimidate, and damage the average citizen for political gain have the perfect means to that end with CBRNE weapons. 

Participants will support an ongoing CBRNE multi-casualty incident already taking place. The ‘event’ has taxed the local and regional HAZMAT resources to their breaking point and there are still reports of patients in the hot zone needing evacuation. Participants will be paired up with HAZMAT technicians from Orange County Fire Rescue Department to enter the hot zone and navigate the hazards to evacuate patients. The team will triage the patient’s level of contamination and the type of decontamination needed. After the patients are decontaminated, they will be transported to a mobile field hospital for treatment. Participants will use information from the HAZMAT team and the patient’s presentation to properly treat their contamination. 

The class will be conducted by a cross-section of industry professionals with backgrounds including all-hazard incident special operations technicians and commanders, hazmat technicians, task force team specialists, and members of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department Operations Division, Training, and EMS Sections. 

Course concepts will include a focus on the Rescue Task Force concept, ASHER, NFPA 3000, and NFPA 472. 

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Orlando Health