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NCJ Number: NCJ 190747   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Biological Agent Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders, NIJ Guide 101-00
  Document URL: PDF (Entire doc - 53 pgs) PDF (Intro, chaps 1- 3) PDF (Chaps 4-5) PDF (Chap 5 - Appendix B) 
Author(s): Alim A. Fatah ; John A. Barrett ; Richard D. Arcilesi Jr. ; Kenneth J. Ewing ; Charlotte H. Lattin ; Timothy F. Moshier
Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2001
Page Count: 53
  Annotation: This document is intended to assist the emergency first-responder in understanding biological-agent detection equipment.
Abstract: The information presented in this guide on specific equipment and technologies was obtained from literature searches and market surveys. The information provided focuses on biological agents, challenges of detection, components of detection, and the basic technologies that have been or are being considered in the research and development of biological-agent detection equipment. One section reviews biological agents; specifically, it discusses the four most common classes of biological agents and provides information that includes epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment. Another section of this document provides an overview of the known challenges associated with biological-agent detection; it discusses general detection requirements such as ambient environment, selectivity, sensitivity, and sampling. This is followed by a section that provides the reader with background information on the components of biological detection systems and a section that discusses known detection technologies, identified as point, standoff, or active standoff detection. Remaining sections provide information on how to prepare for a biological incident and a summary of the current state of biological-agent detection. 6 references and contact information for State public health laboratories
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Public Health Service ; Emergency procedures ; Police emergency planning ; Police emergency procedures ; Biological weapons ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program
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