SITE MENU (UPDATED 02.08.2017)

Use search function please. All the info found with Ł - refers to this site

This Article Content

ROYAL AIR FORCE. COMMON CORE AND DEPLOYMENT SKILLS AIDE-MEMOIRE

TASK 18. BIOLOGICAL WARFARE COUNTERMEASURES

You have to be able to:

a. Know the form biological agents take.

b. Know how biological agents contaminate the body.

c. Know the precautions that can be taken against biological agents.

Study Notes

1. Biological agents consist of bacteria, viral organisms or toxins that can cause disease in man, plants or animals and may cause the deterioration of material. Biological agents can be disseminated from missiles, bombs, rockets, devices fitted to aircraft, vehicles, ships or by man-portable equipment. They can be delivered in liquid droplet, aerosol, dry powder or insect form, or by introducing them into water or food supplies.

2. Biological agents can enter the body in the following ways:

a. Inhalation.

b. Ingestion.

c. Absorption through skin (abrasion/wounds).

d. Insect bites.

3. Precautions can be taken to mitigate the effects of biological agents and these consist of the following preventative measures:

a. Immunisation.

b. Strict personal hygiene and sanitation.

c. Take proper care of cuts and abrasions.

d. Care of IPE.

e. Consume only controlled food and water supplies.

f. Control of pests and rodents.

g. Minimum skin exposure.

Practice

Learn the form biological agents take, how they enter your body and the precautionary measures that can be taken to mitigate their effects.

TASK 19. PROTECTION AGAINST NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

You have to know:

What precautions taken before and after a nuclear explosion will minimise the effects.

Study Notes

The best cover will be specially prepared hardened shelters such as those found on some airfields. There are precautions which can be taken by those who do not have access to permanent shelters. Cellars and other underground facilities will assist in reducing the effects.

Pre-attack

◉ Construct narrow trenches with straight sides, as deep as possible with at least 18 inches of overhead cover to protect against heat, blast and immediate radiation.

◉ Remain under cover whenever possible.

◉ Keep your weapon and equipment protected in your shelter trench.

Post-attack

◉ Carry out IA drill (Task 20). Any shielding will be better than none.

◉ Switch on and monitor radiac instruments.

◉ If there is a significant dust hazard, wear full IPE, brush off radioactive fallout as soon as you have the opportunity.

Post-attack Continued

◉ Stay under cover whenever possible.

◉ Keep any food and water covered.

◉ Keep any cuts and abrasions covered.

◉ When moving around outside try to avoid raising a dust or touching objects unnecessarily.

Practice

Learn what precautions you must take to improve your chances of survival both before and after a nuclear attack.

/ page 43 from 65 /

We have much more interesting information on this site.
Click MENU to check it out!

cartalana.com© 2013-2017 mailto: koshka@cartalana.org

Google+