DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REPORT TO CONGRESS
Volume I, Domestic Preparedness Program in the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

ANNEX A (First Responders Performance Objectives) to the Domestic Preparedness Program in the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

Performance Objectives Matrix

    Performance Requirements

Legend for requirements: o - basic level •- advanced level t- specialized

Competency Level

Awareness

Operations

Technician/

Specialist

Incident Command

  Employees Responders      

Examples

Facility workers, hospital support personnel, janitors, security guards Initial firefighters, police officers, HAZMAT personnel on scene:

911 operators/ dispatchers

Incident response teams, EMS basic Incident response team specialists, technicians, EMS advanced, and medical specialists Incident Commanders
Areas of Competency Ref          
1. Know the potential for terrorist use of NBC weapons:

- what nuclear/biological/chemical(NBC) weapons substances are,

- their hazards, and risks associated with them,

- likely locations for their use,

- the potential outcomes of their use by terrorists.

- indicators of possible criminal or terrorist activity involving such agents,

- behavior of NBC agents

C,F,M,m,G




o

o

o

o




















t




t









2. Know the indicators, signs and symptoms for exposure to NBC agents, and identify the agents from signs and symptoms, if possible. C,F,M,m

o

t

2a. Knowledge of questions to ask caller to elicit critical information regarding an NBC incident. G,m  

(911 only)

     
2b. Recognize unusual trends which may indicate an NBC incident. G,m  

t

3. Understand relevant NBC response plans and SOPs and your role in them. C,F,M,m

o

4. Recognize and communicate the need for additional resources during a NBC incident. C,m,G

o

5. Make proper notification and communicate the NBC hazard. C,F,M,m

o

6. Understand:

- NBC agent terms

- NBC toxicology terms.

C,F,m



o





(EMS-B only)





7. Individual protection at a NBC incident

- Use self-protection measures

- Properly use assigned NBC protective equipment

- Select and use proper protective equipment.

C,F,M,m



o









t

t

t





Competency Level

Areas of Competency

Awareness

Operations

Technician/
Specialist

Incident Command

  Employees Responders      
8. Know protective measures, and how to initiate actions to protect others and safeguard property in an NBC incident. F,M

o

8a. Know measures for evacuation of personnel in a downwind hazard area for an NBC incident. M,G  

 

9. CB decontamination procedures for self, victims, site/equipment and mass casualties:

- Understand & implement

- Determine

C,F,M,m





o self













t

t






10. Know crime scene and evidence preservation at an NBC incident. F,M,m

o

(except 911)

10a. Know procedures and safety precautions for collecting legal evidence at an NBC incident. F,G,m  

t

11. Know Federal and other support infrastructure and how to access in an NBC incident. C,F,M,m  

o

(911 only)

o

t

12. Understand the risks of operating in protective clothing when used at a NBC incident. C,F,m  

o

13. Understand emergency and first aid procedures for exposure to NBC agents, and principles of triage. F,M  

o

t

o

14. Know how to perform hazard and risk assessment for NBC agents. C,F,M,m    

t

15. Understand termination/all clear procedures for a NBC incident C,F,m    

16. Incident Command System/Incident Management System

- Function within role in NBC incident

- Implement for NBC incident

C,F,M    










t

t

17. Know how to perform NBC contamination control and containment operations, including for fatalities. C,F,M,m    

t

17a. Understand procedures and equipment for safe transport of contaminated items. G,m    

t

18. Know the classification, detection, identification and verification of NBC materials using field survey instruments and equipment, and methods for collection of solid, liquid and gas samples. C,F,M,m    

o

t

 

Awareness

Operations

Technician/
Specialist

Incident Command

  Employees Responders      
19. Know safe patient extraction and NBC antidote administration. F,m    

(medical only)

t

(medical only)

o

20. Know patient assessment and emergency medical treatment in NBC incident. M,m,G    

(medical only)

t

(medical only)

 
21. Be familiar with NBC related Public Health & Local EMS Issues. G    

(medical only)

(medical only)

o

22. Know procedures for patient transport following NBC incident. F,G    

(medical only)

(medical only)

o

23. Execute NBC triage and primary care. G    

(medical only)

t

(medical only)

 
24. Know laboratory identification and diagnosis for biological agents. G      

t

(medical only)

 
25. Have the ability to develop a site safety plan and control plan for a NBC incident. C,F      

t

t

26. Have ability to develop NBC response plan and conduct exercise of response. G,m        

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Legend for references:

C- 29 CFR 1910.120 (OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
M- Macro objectives developed by a training subgroup of the Senior Interagency Coordinating Group
m- Micro objectives developed by CBDCOM
G- Focus Group workshop
F- NFPA Standard 472(Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents) and/or NFPA Standard 473 (Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents.


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