Selecting the right CBRN ensemble for the threat

HAZMAT teams aren’t the only ones to handle chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) incidents anymore. To protect yourself, you need to get informed — knowing which CBRN ensemble best meets the stresses of a CBRN  incident. Hot zone. This is the worst-case level: An immediate threat involving a substance of unidentified and unknown concentration Exposure to gas or vapor close to the point of release Victims are unconscious or dead Above Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) levels In these instances, your stay in the hazard zone with be short and you will have to breathe via the SCBA. The CRBN ensemble…