2nd Edition

Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons

By John R. Cashman Copyright 2008
    524 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Updated to reflect the numerous advances that have evolved since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition maintains its reputation as a comprehensive training manual for emergency responders to incidents involving nuclear, biological, and chemical materials.

    Features more than 70% new and updated material!

    This second edition presents in-depth coverage of actual response techniques and new approaches for coping with critical situations caused by criminal activity, industrial accidents, or even mini-epidemics. Augmenting its coverage of field first aid for response personnel, this edition contains up-to-date tools such as checklists and streamlined procedures for on-scene coordination. It incorporates the latest detection devices, cost/recovery and hazard analyses, diagnostic methods, pretreatments, vaccines, decontamination techniques, antidotes, and medical treatments available.

    Includes a new perspective on the progress and projected developments for military protocols and procedures

    Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition can be used as an independent reference or in training courses for emergency responders, government agencies, hospitals, and commercial sectors handling chemical spills, biological threats, or radiation hazards.

    January 6, 2005: A Gas Attack on Home Ground
    The Massacre at Columbine High School
    Guide to Chemical and Biological Agent Response
    Introduction to Biological Agents and Toxins
    Guides for Emergency Response: Biological Agent or Weapons
    Glanders (includes Melioidosis)
    Q Fever
    Staphylococcal Enterotoxin (SEB)
    Smallpox (Variola) 171
    Viral Encephalitus
    Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)
    Guides for Emergency Response: Chemical Agents and Weapons
    Arsenical Vesicants including Ethyldichloroarsine (ED) Methyldichloroarsine (MD) Phenyldichloroarsine (PD)
    Cyanogen Chloride (CK)
    Diphosgene & Phosgene
    Distilled Mustard (H, HD)
    Blood Agent Hydrogen Cyanide (AC): Blood Agent
    Blister Agent Lewisite (L) and Blister Agent Mustard-Lewisite Mixture (HL)
    Nerve Agent GF (GF)
    Nerve Agent Sarin (GB)
    Nerve Agent Soman (GD)
    Nerve Agent Tabun (GA)
    Nerve Agent VX (VX)
    Agent Nitrogen Mustard (HN-1), Nitrogen Mustard (HN-2), and Nitrogen Mustard (HN-3)
    Quick Guide to Agents, Drugs, Equipment, Gear, Programs, and Terminology
    Lethal Nerve Agent (VX)
    International Chemical Safety Cards
    Frequently Asked Questions about Smallpox
    Recognition of Illness Associated with the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent
    Antimicrobial Prophylaxis to Prevent Anthrax Among Decontamination/Cleanup Workers Responding to an Intentional Distribution of Bacillus anthracis
    Key Facts about Tularemia
    Facts about Pneumonic Plague
    Botulism Facts for Health Care Providers
    Fact Sheet: Anthrax Information for Health Care Providers
    Material Safety Data Sheet—Lethal Nerve Agent Sarin (GB)
    Material Safety Data Sheet—Lethal Nerve Agents Sulfur Mustards (HD and THD)
    Material Safety Data Sheet—Lethal Nerve Agents Soman (GD and Thickened GD)
    Material Safety Data Sheet —Lethal Nerve Agent Tabun (GA)
    Agent T
    Decontaminating Agent, DS2
    NATO Handbook on Medical Aspects of NBC Defensive Operations AMedP-6(B)


    John R. Cashman

    ". . . easy to read with clearly defined sections and sub-headings . . . an extremely useful book and source of reference, especially for practitioners and instructors."

    – Alan King, CBRN(E) Coordinator, Metropolitan Police Service, in CBRNe World, Winter 2008