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In Pictures: CBIRF Decontamination Platoon

Marines and Sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), II Marine Expeditionary Force practice their decontamination skills.

The Decontamination Platoon The platoon traveled to Perry, Georgia, to conduct live-agent decontamination using non-transplantable anatomical materials (NAMS), which are bodies that have been donated for research and education.

“I’ve been with the CBIRF for almost two years now, and this is absolutely the most realistic training we have ever encountered,” said Platoon Commander Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Kamm, with CBIRF. “It is one thing to put simulants on mannequins, it’s another thing to have role players offer challenging circumstances for us, but in terms of having to actually deal with anatomical material that is porous—changes the entire training evolution.”

The Decontamination Platoon’s role is to facilitate the decontamination of casualties, first responders, and CBIRF personnel operating in a contaminated environment during a crisis.

Image by Fareeza Ali, USMC

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