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The below list was compiled and organized by Greg Banner at the Rhode Island Department of Health as a contribution to the community. Thanks for the great work. To contact Greg or to suggest additions to the list, you can email him at Greg is continuously updating this list. We will be updating the listings on our site as often as possible to reflect the latest changes.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Incident Handbook, Director of Central Intelligence, Oct 1998

"Chemical Protective Clothing for Law Enforcement Patrol Officers and Emergency Medical Services when Responding to Terrorism with Chemical Weapons" November 1999. USASBCCOM

Chemical Weapons Improved Response Program Play Book: Guidelines for Responding to and Managing a Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorist Event. US Army SBCCOM.

CHRIS Manual (Chemical Hazards Response Information System), US Coast Guard

Emergency Response Guidebook (First Responder’s Guide for HAZMAT operations), DOT. 2000.

Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid, National Fire Academy

Field Operations Guide, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID

Field Operating Guide, US Coast Guard

Firefighters. "Guidelines for Incident Commander's Use of Firefighter Protective Ensemble (FFPE) with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Rescue Operations During a Terrorist Chemical Agent Incident" August 1999. USASBCCOM

Guide for the Selection of Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders June 2000. DOJ

Guidelines for Responding to a Chemical Weapons Incident. Domestic Preparedness Program. USASBCCOM. March 2001.

Hazardous Materials Employee Resource Book, US Dpt of Transportation

Hazardous Materials Guide for First Responders, US Fire Academy, FEMA

Incident Management Handbook, US Coast Guard, 2001

Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents, Volume I, Emergency Medical Services: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients, ATSDR, 1 Jan 1992

The Medical NBC Battlebook, US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), Tech Guide 244, May 2000

Metropolitan Medical Response System, Field Operating Guide and other documents, DHHS

Training, "Developing Objectives, Content, and Competencies for the Training of Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses to Care for Casualties Resulting From Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical (NBC) Incidents" FINAL REPORT, April 23, 2001, US DHHS/OEP and the American College of Emergency Physicians