DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATION CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR AND HIGH-YIELD EXPLOSIVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDELINES
|Publication Date:||4 December 2002|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under references (a) through (g) to establish and implement a program for a worldwide Department of Defense (DoD) installation emergency response to manage the consequences of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) incident.
Provides guidance for the establishment of a CBRNE preparedness program for emergency responders at all DoD installations. DoD installation emergency responders must be prepared to respond to the effects of a CBRNE incident to preserve life, prevent human suffering, mitigate the incident and protect critical assets and infrastructure.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components").
This Instruction is applicable to DoD installations overseas and in the United States, its territories, and possessions.