Department of Defense
CBRNE Enhanced Response
Force Packages (CERFPs)
There are 17 CERFP States: New York
, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West
Virginia, Colorado, California, Texas,
Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Hawaii,
Washington, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
When the first two HRFs are estab
lished, Ohio and
Washington will no
longer have CERFPs; Indiana and Alab
ama will become CERFP host states
to maintain the capab
ility and number of CE
RFPs units at 17.
CERFPs locate and extract victims from
a contaminated environment, perform
mass patient/casualty decontamination, an
d provide treatment as necessary to
stabilize patients for evacuation.
CERFPs are composed of existing Nationa
l Guard units on state active duty, Title
32 or Title 10 status, and are specially
trained to respond to a weapons-of-mass-
destruction incident. They must be ready to
deploy within six hours of notification.
Each CERFP is composed of ~170 personnel.
CERFPs have a 6-12 hour response posture.
CERFPs are primarily equipped to de
ploy via ground transport to CBRNE
incident cites, but can be moved by air if necessary.
Medical Team 45
Search & Extraction Team 50
Decontamination Team 75
Total Personnel 170