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Control measure

Firefighter decontamination: Biological agents

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Decontaminate firefighters who have been contaminated by biological agents

Understand:

  • Decontamination procedures for all levels of biological agent
  • The capabilities and limitations of decontamination procedures
  • The term ‘contact time’
  • The considerations of using disposable personal protective equipment (PPE)

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Decontaminate firefighters who have been contaminated by biological agents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Adopt and prepare decontamination procedures prior to entering the hazard area

Refer to – Contaminated responders – hazardous materials training specification