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1

The establishment of a Technical Decontamination (Decon) Task Force provides the IC with the necessary resources to effectively address most responder, victim and equipment decontamination needs. The intent is to assign the task force from?

1.2
The intent is to assign these units from an intact Battalion consisting of a SOC Support Ladder, its associated Decon Engine and the Administrative Battalion Chief.
Note: Task Forces assembled for Special Events can consist of units from different Task Forces.

2

What type of Decon do these task forces perform?

1.3
These units are intended to perform Technical Decontamination. Technical Decontamination will involve flushing contaminants with small quantities of water, perhaps with a decon solution or soap added. This may be performed in special
decon tents, which are carried on the support vehicle of the SOC Support Ladder (SSL).

3

The SOC SL is equipped with a variety of meters to check whether decon was effective after a victim has showered. This Process is called?

1.3
This process is known as Decon Frisking.

4

Each Technical Decon Task Force will be identified by the ___________ from which it was called?

2.1
Each Technical Decon Task Force will be identified by the BATTALION from which it was called. Thus, Battalion 26 assigned to respond as part of a Technical Decon Task Force, along with Decon Engine 73, and SOC Support Ladder 42 with their support vehicle, will be designated as Technical Decon Task Force 26.

5

To operate as a Decon Engine, the company shall be staffed with a minimum of?

4.2.1
To operate as a Decon Engine, the company shall be staffed with a minimum of one trained officer or trained acting officer, and at least three trained firefighters.

6

Decon Engine personnel can perform mitigation and rescue if there is a known life hazard?
True or False

4.3.2 Decon Engine Personnel are not Haz-Mat Technicians and will not perform mitigation.
4.3.3 Decon Engine Personnel are not intended to be used for rescue purposes.

7

When a Decon Engine Company is assigned to an alarm as part of a Technical Decon Task Force it will respond with its?

4.4.4
A Decon Engine Company assigned to an alarm as part of a Technical Decon Task Force will respond with its associated SOC Support Ladder Company (with support vehicle) and its associated Battalion.

8

All FDNY Engine Companies have the ability to provide Emergency Gross Decon procedures for responders and civilians. A Decon Engine company
assigned on the initial alarm will function as a?

4.4.2
All FDNY Engine Companies have the ability to provide Emergency Gross Decon procedures for responders and civilians. A Decon Engine company
assigned on the initial alarm will function as a normal Engine Company,

9

Decon Engine personnel are trained to perform several different technical decontamination procedures. Depending on the type of incident, several of these procedures may be required at a single incident. One Decon Engine company can perform how many types of decon at an incident?

4.4.6
Since decontamination operations are both labor and time intensive, one Decon Engine Company can only perform one type of procedure at an incident.

10

Any non-trained members working at an incident can be used to establish?

4.4.7
Any non-trained members working at an incident can be used to establish a water supply and assist in the site set-up.

11

Routine Haz-Mat responses with or without patients can be handled with how many Decon Tak Forces?

7.1
Routine Haz-Mat responses with or without patients can be handled with one Technical
Decon Task Force.

12

A Serious scenario presented is unprecedented and will test the best-equipped and trained department, requiring an unusual commitment of resources. How many Decon Task forces should be called?

7.1
At least four Decon Task Forces should be called immediately for such a situation, one to perform ambulatory patient decon, one to perform responder decon, and two to perform non-ambulatory patient decon.