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NCJ Number: NCJ 184449   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Guide for the Selection of Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders NIJ Guide 100-00, Volume I
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Alim A. Fatah ; Richard D. Arcilesi Jr. ; Kenneth J. Ewing ; Charlotte H. Lattin ; Michael S. Helinski
Date Published: 06/2000
Page Count: 74
  Annotation: This is a guide to the emergency first responder community in the selection of chemical agent and toxic industrial material detection techniques and equipment for different applications.
Abstract: The guide is more practical than technical and includes information on a variety of factors that can be considered when purchasing detection equipment, including sensitivity, detection states, and portability. The guide provides an introduction to chemical agents (CAs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs). Specifically, it discusses nerve and blister agents by providing overviews, physical and chemical properties, routes of entry, and symptoms. It also discusses the 98 TIMs considered in this guide. It provides an overview of the identified CA and TIM detection technologies, a short description of each, and photographs of specific equipment that falls within the technology discussed. The volume discusses various characteristics and performance parameters used to evaluate CA and TIM detection equipment presented in this guide. These characteristics and performance parameters are referred to as selection factors; 16 have been identified and they can be compared and contrasted using data presented in tables in the guide. Symbols and abbreviations, notes, tables, figures, appendixes, references
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Crime laboratory equipment ; Standards ; Specifications ; Police equipment ; Equipment ; Science and Technology ; Equipment evaluation ; Hazardous substances or materials ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Office of Science and Technology
United States of America
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004;
Contract Number: SPO-900-94-D-0002;M92361;
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Volume II of this report contains detection equipment data sheets. See NCJ-184450
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