1 Department of Defense CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Packages (CERFPs) Fact Sheet


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Department of Defense

CBRNE Enhanced Response

Force Packages (CERFPs)

Fact Sheet

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.

o

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.

CERFP Capabilities:

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

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