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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

Hazardous Materials Decontamination Determination and Operations

HMTV3 AWR-935-V3
1.5 Contact Hours


A discussion of the capabilities, requirements, and considerations for determining appropriate decontamination methods and means for a hazardous materials response. Examines the types, methods, and application of decontamination; reviews responder decontamination procedures (emergency and technical); reviews patient decontamination procedures (self-care, mass, and technical); decontamination site selection considerations; and the evaluation of the effectiveness of decontamination procedures.