Rosenbauer HAZMAT and Decontamination
BASIC. STANDARD. MASS.
Contamination is the exposure of persons, objects, rooms,
or the environment to radioactive (nuclear) (A) and/or
biological (B) and/or chemical materials (C).
Decontamination is the reduction or removal of a
hazardous material from a surface (mainly from protective
clothing and own equipment). It is therefore to be carried
out carefully after every operation!
Three stages are distinguished
DECON stage 1
DECON stage 2
depending on scope and intensity
of the decontamination:
DECON stage 1 is carried out for
With around 6 persons or more, i.e.
small-scale operations. This takes
for medium or large-scale operations,
place on a single decontamination
a structured DECON procedure with
area (tub) and is used to deconta-
the following stations is required:
Stage 1: small
minate operational personnel and/
Preliminary cleansing and primary
Stage 2: medium
or their equipment. In addition to the
cleansing (cold and warm water),
decontaminant (e.g. polyethylene
followed by regeneration (dressing
Stage 3: large
glycol), only cold water is used.
Equipment fully covered by Rosenbauer