Findings of the InterAgency Board (IAB) for

Equipment Standardization and Interoperability 





   Table of Contents



I.)  Personal Protective Equipment

            a.)  Level A

            b.)  Level B

            c.)  Level C

            d.)  Level D

IV.)  Detection

            a.)  Radiological

            b.)  Biological

            c.)  Support



II.)  Operational Equipment

            a.)  References

            b.)  Equipment

 V.)  Decontamination
III.) InterOperable Communications and Information Systems


            a.)  Medication Supplies

            b.)  Equipment



Table of Contents


The InterAgency Board………………………………………………….4

Standardized Equipment List (SEL)………………………………….......6

The IAB Process………………………………………………………...6

Equipment Categories …………………………………………………...7





The Standardized Equipment List (SEL) is a publication of the InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and InterOperability.  The IAB is an advisory board to the Attorney General of the United States and the Director of Military Support, and consists of officials from various local, state, and federal government organizations.  The IAB is

commissioned by the Attorney General of the United States to ensure standardization and interoperability of equipment, and the research and development of advanced technologies, to assist First Responders at the state and local levels in establishing and maintaining a robust crisis and consequence management capability. 

Distribution Restriction

Distribution authorized to local, state, and federal government agencies only to protect technical or operational information from unrestricted dissemination.  This determination was made on 30 October 1998.  Other requests for this document will be addressed to the Consequence Management Program Integration Office,  (Attention: The InterAgency Board), Office of the Director of Military Support, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 400 Army Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20310-0400



Today I would like to talk about another step forward in the Federal Government's efforts against terrorism.  When a terrorist act strikes the streets or rural areas of America, the first few minutes are very critical.   The first people on the scene are often local rescue squads, fire fighters and police.  They are on the front lines.  The situation is often chaotic and dangerous.


For many victims, what these first responders do in those first few minutes can mean the difference between life and death.   These first responders do so much. And we have seen them in action.  But they need to be supported by proper plans, training and equipment to do the job right.  The Federal Government must be a full partner in this effort.  And we need to make State and local governments a full partner in the planning effort, since they know what they need there at the front line. 





The United States of America is the most prepared nation amongst nations to combat terrorism.  Our country's ability to prepare for and respond to domestic weapons of mass destruction terrorism is unique and expansive.  In review of our existing infrastructure to deal with these types of asymmetrical threats, we realize that our robust capability can be stronger.  In past years, the front line has been overseas.  Today, the front line is our front door.  It is to this end that nation masses its strengths, talents, and resources in a dedicated and unified effort to combat domestic weapons of mass destruction terrorism.


Success in deterring, preventing, preparing for and responding to a conventional or non-conventional weapon(s) of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist attack in the United States is based upon establishing and maintaining a robust crisis and consequence management infrastructure.  This capability must be adequately trained, equipped, exercised, funded, and capable of conducting response, relief, and recovery operations as part of the interagency team.

The InterAgency Board

In order to ensure equipment standardization and interoperability, the Attorney General of the United States and the Director of Military Support have chartered an annual board consisting of interagency officials from various local, state, and federal governments to establish, maintain, and update a national standardized equipment list (SEL) for use by the interagency community in preparing for and responding to WMD terrorism. 

The InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and InterOperability meets periodically to review the SEL, analyze new science and technology, and validate requirements and performance standards. The IAB is co-chaired by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Department of Defense (DoD), and organized into six SubGroups for

Medical; Personal Protective and Operational Equipment; Science and Technology; InterOperable Communications and Information Systems; Detection and Decontamination; and Standards.  Each SubGroup is chaired by a First Responder and consists of panels of subject matter experts specializing in their area of interest.



MAJ Adrian T. Bogart III

Consequence Management Program Integration Office

U.S. Department of Defense

Supervisory Special Agent John N. Frank

Federal Bureau of Investigation



Addressing casualty treatment for victims of a conventional or non-conventional WMD attack and also preventive measures to avert victimization.


Porter Shellhammer, Division Chief, Sarasota County Fire Department


Matthew Payne, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Emergency Preparedness


Personal Protective and Operational Equipment

Addressing individual equipment, support systems, and area protection for WMD response.


Ron Watson, Battalion Chief, County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Jeff Marcus, Battalion Chief, City of Los Angeles Fire Department


William Haskell, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command

  (SBCCOM), Natick Soldier Center; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee


Science and Technology

Focusing on advanced concepts entering development and newly emerging technologies that might be applied to crisis and consequence management.


Edward Beban, City of New York Fire Department Hazmat Operations

Jack Fanning, City of New York Fire Department Hazmat Operations

Stanley Rybak, City of New York Fire Department Hazmat Operations


Hossam E. Ahmed, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)


InterOperable Communications and Information Systems

Addressing communications, information management, technical information support, and public awareness issues.


Eric E. Hahn, Commanding, Environmental Safety Group, City of Boston Police Department


Andrew White, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)


Detection and Decontamination

Focusing on intrusive and non-intrusive detection; monitoring, sampling and analysis of suspected toxins; and methods to mitigate or dissipate a contamination.


Steve Beaumont, Lieutenant, City of Seattle Fire Department

Gene Ryan, Chief Hazardous Materials, City of Chicago Fire Department

Wes Thomas, Battalion Chief, Downers Grove, Illinois Fire Department


William Haskell, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), Natick Soldier Center



Ensuring that WMD response equipment and technology is integrated in

the existing standards boards and regulatory bodies.


Stephen N. Foley, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


John Dower, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 

Standardized Equipment List (SEL)

The SEL is provided as a guideline and its use is voluntary.  First Responders are to review the SEL when developing and acquiring their WMD response equipment.  The SEL promotes interoperability and standardization among the response community at the local, state, and federal levels by presenting this standard reference. Individual government agencies dictate quantities of the items to be selected to meet the needs of their operational areas.  

Governing regulations, industry standards, and other ruling bodies apply.  Equipment for First Responder use must be in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Equipment for use by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) forces is governed by DoD Instruction 6055.1.  

The SEL will consist of several versions as the list matures and continues to be updated with newly fielded equipment.  As a consolidated reference, government organizations can present suggested references, at any time, for consideration to be included in the next version or annual update.

The IAB Process

The IAB Process—designed to ensure timely and aggressive updating of the SEL—is based on a quarterly cycle.  It begins with the IAB Fall Meeting, when the IAB conducts an Advanced Concepts and Technology Exchange (ACTE).  The ACTE is an information exchange to educate and update the IAB SubGroups on products and services.  Prior to the ACTE, a Request for Information (RFI) covering equipment, advanced technology, and professional services to support combating Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorism is published.  Information is requested by the IAB in accordance with the provision in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-3-Solicitation for Information or Planning Purposes (APR 1984), as prescribed in FAR 15.402(c), 15.402(e), and 15.405. 

During the ACTE, those qualified organizations interested in supporting the government with the development of the SEL are afforded the opportunity to provide a verbal presentation to the applicable IAB SubGroup on the product or service that the organization promotes.  A short and open discussion of the product or service is held between the SubGroup and the sponsoring organization as a means to familiarize and educate both government and industry on the details of the product or service. 

All organizations presenting at the ACTE or those unable to attend may submit information packages of available equipment and initiatives.  The data collected during the ACTE is reviewed by the IAB and appropriately applied to the updating of the SEL for the coming year. 

The revised SEL is vetted prior to its publication during the Winter IAB meeting.  A Spring Meeting is held to receive and review reports from the SubGroups on SEL section updates.  At the Summer IAB Meeting, final planning for the ACTE occurs, with test and evaluation reports reviewed.  At the Fall Meeting, the IAB process concludes and begins the next cycle when the IAB conducts the next year’s ACTE.  

Equipment Categories

The Standardized Equipment List (SEL) is organized into categories of:

·         Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

·         Operational Equipment

·         InterOperable Communications and Information Systems (ICIS)

·         Detection

·         Decontamination

·         Medical

The IAB, its members, or their parent organizations do not assume liability for the performance of the equipment mentioned in the SEL.  

1.       Personal Protective Equipment  

Equipment which is worn to protect the individual from hazardous materials and contamination.  Levels of Protection vary and are divided into four categories based on the degree of protection afforded.  The following constitutes equipment intended for use in CB threat environment.

Level A.  Fully encapsulated, gas and vapor proof ensemble selected when the highest level of skin, respiratory, and eye protection is required.  The following constitutes Level A equipment for consideration:

·         Fully Encapsulated Chemical Resistant Suit Ensemble, reusable or disposable (tested and certified against CB threats)

·         Fully Encapsulated Training Suits

·         Testing Equipment for fully encapsulated suits

·         Closed Circuit Rebreather (minimum 2 hour supply, pre f e r red), or open circuit SCBA or, when appropriate, Air-Line System with 10 minute minimum escape SCBA

·         Spare Cylinders/Bottles for rebreathers or SCBA and service/repair kits

·         Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard

·         Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment

·         Hardhat

·         Inner Chemical/Biological Resistant Garment (fire resistant optional)

·         Inner Gloves

·         Chemical Resistant Tape

·         Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank

·         Outer Booties

·         Two-Way Local Communications (secure preferred)

·         Personnel Accountability System to alert for downed personnel

·         HAZMAT gear bag/box 

Level B.  Splash resistant ensemble used with highest level of respiratory protection.  The following constitute Level B equipment and should be considered for use:

·         Splash Resistant Chemical Clothing, encapsulated or non-encapsulated

·         Splash Resistant Hood

·         Closed Circuit Rebreather (minimum 2 hour supply, preferred), open circuit SCBA, or when appropriate, Air-Line System with 10 minute minimum escape SCBA

·         Spare Cylinders/Bottles for rebreathers or SCBA and service/repair kits

·         Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard

·         Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment

·         Hardhat

·         Inner Chemical/Biological Resistant Garment (fire resistant optional)

·         Inner Gloves

·         Chemical Resistant Tape

·         Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank

·         Outer Booties

·         Two-Way Local Communications (secure preferred)

·         Personnel Accountability System to alert for downed personnel

·         HAZMAT Gear Bag/Box 

Level C.  Splash resistant ensemble, with same level of skin protection of Level B, used when the concentration(s) and type(s) of airborne substances(s) is known and the criteria for using air-purifying respirators are met.  The following constitute Level C equipment and should be considered for use:

·         Chemical Splash Resistant Clothing

·         Splash Resistant Hood

·         Air Permeable or Semi-permeable Chemical Resistant Clothing

·         Full Face Air Purifying Respirators or PAPRs with appropriate cartridges

·         Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard

·         Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment

·         Hardhat

·         Inner Chemical/Biological Resistant Garment (fire resistant optional)

·         Inner Gloves

·         Chemical Resistant Tape

·         Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank

·         Outer Booties

·         Two-Way Local Communications (secured preferred)

·         Extraction Gear

·         HAZMAT Gear Bag/Box

·         Personnel Accountability System to alert for downed personnel

Level D.  Selected when no respiratory protection and minimal skin protection is required, and the atmosphere contains no known hazard and work functions preclude splashes, immersion, or the potential for unexpected inhalation of, or contact with, hazardous levels of any chemicals.

·         Coveralls

·         Safety Boots or Shoes

·         Safety glasses

·         Hardhat

·         Gloves

·         Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus

·         Face Shield

Note: During WMD response operations, the Incident Commander determines the

appropriate level of personal protective equipment.  As a guide, Levels A, B, and C are applicable for chemical/biological/ radiological contaminated environments.

Personnel entering Protective Postures must undergo medical monitoring prior to and after entry.

 2.   Operational Equipment 

Equipment and references needed to sustain operations and provide general support during WMD response operations.

References.   A suggested library, not necessarily all-inclusive, consists of the most current editions of the following publications:

·         Personal Protective Equipment Selection Guide

·         CHRIS Manual

·         Merck Index

·         Emergency Action Guides, Association of American Railroads

·         Emergency Handling of Hazardous Materials in SurfaceTransportation, Association of American Railroads

·         Farm Chemicals Handbook, Meister Publishing

·         First Responder’s Guide to Agriculture Chemicals Accidents, Foden-Weddell

·         NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

·         GATX Tank Car Manual, GATX

·         Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Sax & Lewis

·         Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Sittig

·         TLVs and BELs Guidebook, ACGIH

·         Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing, Forsberg

·         Matheson Gas Data Book, Matheson

·         Effects of Exposure to Toxic Gases; First Aid and Medical Treatment, Matheson

·         Hazardous Material Injuries, Stutz

·         Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure, Bronstein

·         Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, Williams & Wilkens

·         Joint Information Center (JIC) Manual

·         Household Chemicals and Emergency First Aid, Foden-Weddell

·         Gardner’s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Ash

·         Gloves Plus (computer program) (or other PPE selection guide)

·         Medical Management of Bio Casualty Book

·         Medical Management of Chemical Casualty Book

·         Jane's Chemical/Biological Handbook

·         Tempest CB-FRG (Chem-Bio) First Responder Guidebook

·         Tempest Chem-Bio Frequently Asked Questions (CB-FAQ)

·         Tomes Plus

·         Transport of Radiological Materials; Q&A About Incident Response, Berga, Byrd,

·         International Edition, Symbol Seeker, Hazard Identification Manual

·         Management of Chemical Warfare Casualties, Sidell  

Note: This list does not imply a product endorsement, rather a library reference.  

Latest available edition of listed reference sources shall take precedence over listed editions and may be in either book or electronic form . 


·         Green Line/Red Line Battery activated marking system or appropriate substitute.

·         Boundary Marking Tape: YELLOW-Caution/RED-Danger/Incident specific (i.e radiological, biological, chemical)

·         Restricted Access and Caution Warning Signs

·         Trauma-type First Aid Kit

·         Emergency Eye Wash

·         Timer or Stopwatch

·         Safety Harness with 150' dry line retrieval ropes 12.7mm.

·         Locking Carabiners

·         ABC Fire Extinguisher

·         Class “D” Fire Extinguisher

·         Hand Lights, explosive proof

·         Air Compressors and Generators

·         Electric Cord Reels

·         Copper Grounding Rods, 3/4" x  6' (minimum length) with slide hammer

·         Grounding Cables, point-type clamps on both ends, 1/8" stainless steel (uninsulated) 50' minimum

·         Multi-Meter, electrical, intrinsically safe

·         Mask Leak/Fit Tester

·         Backless Stools

·         Ground Resistance Tester

·         Traffic Safety Vests

·         Explosive-proof Exhaust Fans

·         Megaphone/Public Address System

·         Tent, Rapid Employment, Command Post Operations

·         Litter Decontamination Mass Casualty

·         Field Cart

·         Commercial Vehicles with Run-Flat tires: Vans, SUVs and Trucks for personal transportation and equipment movement

·         Mobile WMD Command Center

·         General Purpose Freezer/Refrigerator

·         Helmet Mounted Lighting System

·         Portable Area Illumination

·         Water Trailers/Source (Potable and Non-Potable)

·         Heat Stress Monitor

·         Portable Area Climate Control System

·         Hazardous Material Shipping Containers

·         Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Packages

·         Housing, Subsistence and Sanitation (Field Support) for Response Forces

·         Overpacks

·         Miscellaneous Non-sparking Tool Kit, to include bung and spanner wrenches

·         Chemical Leak Control Kits

·         Portable Air Cylinder Carts

·         Equipment Bags

·         Modular Back Packs

·         Duty Gear and Modular Load Bearing Systems/Operational Vests

·         Handheld Illumination

·         Medical/Casualty Bags, CDC Standard

·         Optics: Day and Limited Visibility

·         Individual Sleeping Systems: Bags and Bivys

·         Storage Containers

·         Evidence Bags

·         Lock Out/Tag Out Systems

·         Binoculars

·         Capture and Containment System

·         Tactical Body Armor

·         Operations Area Personnel Tracking and Accountability System

·         Access Control and Badge System

  3.   InterOperable Communications and Information Systems  

Equipment and systems providing connectivity and electrical interoperability between local/interagency organizations to coordinate WMD response operations.

·         Multi-channel (UHF/VHF) Secure, Radios with field programming capability (chargers and extra batteries and accessories)

·         Solar Battery Chargers

·         Vehicle-mounted Communication Systems for long-range, secure, voice, video, and data transmission, capable of cross-band repeat or mobile command post

·         Cellular Telephones, digital and/or analog

·         Satellite Telephones, digital and/or analog

·         Bi-direction Amplifiers

·         Facsimile, Copier, Computer Printer, and Scanner (combined or individual machines)

·         Micro-Tape Recorders with audio in/out feature

·         Cameras

– intrinsically safe flash, telephoto lens with waterproof housing

– digital with waterproof housing

– self-developing with waterproof housing

– video with waterproof housing

– ultra violet

– infra-red imaging

·         Light Amplification lenses

·         Computers

– laptop

– desktop

– multi-media PC upgrade

– local area network (LAN)

– wireless area network

– software

- encryption

- modeling

- ICS/planning management

- decision support

- training

- NCBC/commercial chemical/hazard software and response  system

- word processing

·         Portable Repeater

·         Pagers (secure preferred)

·         Miscellaneous Adapter Cables/Connectors

·         Integrator System (should handle encryption)

·         Uninterruptable Power System

·         Portable Weather Monitoring/Detection Equipment (including temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and barometric pressure)

·         Cellular Connectors

·         Wireless Data Modems

·         Digital Illumination Projector

·         Handsfree, Wireless, Duplex Communications System

·         GPS/DGPS Capable Receivers (Personnel and Vehicle)

·         Crossband Transmitter/Receiver

·         Wireless Data Transmission Equipment

·         Television

·         Video Cassette Recorder

·         Public Alert and Notification System 

4.   Detection 

Equipment to sample, detect, identify, quantify, and monitor chemical, biological, or radiological contamination throughout areas or at specific points, and those items to support detection activities. 


·         M-8 Detection Paper for Chemical Agent (military grade) detection

·         M-9 Detection Paper (Roll) for Chemical Agent (military grade) detection

·         M-256 Detection Kit for Chemical Agent (military grade: blister:  CX/HD/L, blood: AC/CK, and nerve: GB/VX) detection

·         M-256 Training Kit

·         M-18 Series, Chemical Agent Detector Kit for surface and vapor chemical agent analysis (military grade: GB, CG, HD, L, and AC)

·         Hazard Chemical Categorizing (HazCat) Kit

·         Point Chemical Agent Detector and Alarm

·         Stand-Off Chemical Detector

·         Hand-held Chemical Agent Monitor with training set

·         Chemical Agent Water Test Kit, M272 (military)

·         Sampling Kit

·         Air and Liquid Detector Tube System

·         Colormetric Tube/Chip Kit with additional tubes/chips

·         Multi-gas Meter

·         Combustible Gas Indicator

·         Photo-Ionization Detector (PID)

·         Flame Ionization Detector (FID)

·         Surface Acoustic Wave Detector

·         Dosimeter Badges (chemical)

·         Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

·         Pesticide Screening Kit

·         PCB Test Kits

·         Leak Detectors (soap solution, ammonium hydroxide, etc)

·         pH Paper and Water Finding Test Paper

·         pH Meter or Pen

·         Petroleum Finding Paste

·         Water Finding Paste

·         Gauging Stick

·         Chemical Spill Classifier Kit

·         Waste Water Classifier Kit

·         Oxidizing Paper 


·         Radiation Monitoring Equipment (low level, full spectrum)

·         Electronic Radiation Detection

·         Dosimeter Badges (radiation)

·         Scintillation Fluid (radiological) Pre-packaged


·         Field Immunoassay Tickets with training units

·         Sampling Kit

·         Automated Perimeter Sampling System

·         Portable Air Sampler

·         Laboratory Analysis

– ELISA system



·         Squirt Bottle

·         Distilled Water

·         Ammonia for chlorine detection

·         Heat Sensor, infrared

·         Surface Thermometer

·         Drum Thieves

·         Grab Sampling Tubes

·         Plastic or Brass Scoops and Trowels

·         Sample Jars

·         Glass or Plastic Pipettes with aspiration bulb

·         Tweezers

·         Ultraphonic Leak Detector

 5.   Decontamination

 Equipment and material used to clean, remediate, remove or mitigate chemical or biological contamination.  Note:  The Department of Energy possesses geographically dispersed capabilities to handle nuclear or radiological contamination.

·         Decontamination shelter system for individual and mass application with environmental controls, water heating system, showers, lighting, and transportation

·         Decon Litters/Roller Systems

·         Extraction Litters, rollable

·         Patient Isolation Bags

·         Runoff Containment Bladder(s), Decontamination Shower Waste Collection with intrinsically safe evacuation pumps

·         Spill Containment Devices

·         Decontamination Trailer, Multi Water Source, and Prime Mover

·         Decontamination Applicator and Solutions for Personnel

·         Decontamination Applicator and Solutions for Equipment

·         Overpak Drums

·         Disposable Personal Property Bags

·         Disposable Modesty Clothing with Footwear, adult and children sizes

·         Disposable Towels

·         Disposable Space Blankets

·         Non-transparent Cadaver Bags (CDC Standard)

·         Transportation and Shipping Containers for Contaminated Clothing and Equipment

·         Traffic Cones

·         Brushes

·         Sponges

·         Garden Hose with nozzles

·         Decon Corridor Ground Cover

·         Containment Basins, vehicle and personnel sized

·         5-gallon Buckets

·         Drumliners

·         Casualty and Personal Property Tracking System

·         Clothing Removal Devices (scissors, razor blades, etc)

·         Hand-operated Diaphragm Pumps with hoses

·         Pressurized Sprayers

·         HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) (Filter) Vacuum for dry decontamination

·         Backless Stools

·         Folding Tables

·         Boundary Marking System

·         Personal Decontamination Packets or Kits

·         Equipment Decontamination Kit

Note: The Department of Energy maintains a nationwide program of regionally based radiological assistance resources.  The DOE has the capability to assess the emergency situation and advise decision-makers on what further steps could be taken to evaluate and minimize the hazards of a radiological emergency.  Specific areas of expertise include assessment, area monitoring, air sampling, exposure and contamination control.  However, resources from other Federal agencies would be requested for a large scale incident or accident.  Additional information on the DOE’s emergency response assets can be located at response/ or by calling 301-903-3558.

 6.   Medical

 Materials, treatments, equipment, and items to treat contaminated emergency personnel and endangered casualties.


·         Adenosine

·         Albuterol Sulfate

·         Albuterol

·         Amyl Nitrite

·         Atropine Sulfate

·         Atrovent

·         Bactrim

·         Benadryl

·         Bicillin L-A

·         Cipro

·         Cyanide Antidote Kit

·         Diazepam, 10mg vial for injection

·         Digoxin

·         Dilantin

·         Dopamine

·         Doxycycline

·         Epinephrine

·         Fortaz

·         Gamma Globulin

·         Glucagon

·         Haldol

·         Heparin Lock Flush Solution

·         Lactated Ringers Solution

·         Lasix (Furosemide)

·         Lidocaine, 1%

·         Magnesium Sulfate

·         Mark 1 Auto-Injector

·         Morphine Sulfate

·         Narcan (Naloxone)

·         Nitroglycerin, Sublingual Tabs

·         Nitroglycerin, for Injection

·         Normal Saline Solution

·         Polysporin Ointment

·         Potassium Chloride

·         Potassium Iodide (Thyro-Blok), tablet

·         Pralidoxime Chloride - (2-PAM/Protopam)

·         Procardia (Nifedipine)

·         Rifampin, capsule

·         Silver Sulfadiazine Cream

·         Sodium Bicarbonate

·         Solu-Medrol

·         Streptomycin

·         Tenormin (Atenolol)

·         Tetracaine Opthalmic, uni-dose

·         Theophylline

·         Toradol (Ketorolac)

·         Vanceril (Beclomethasone) 

Medical Supplies

·         Alcohol Prep Pads

·         Bags, Biohazard

·         Bandage, Elastic, assorted sizes

·         Bandage, Triangular

·         Bretylium Tosylate

·         Brush, Betadine

·         Betadine Applicators

·         Biohazard Bag

·         Bite Block

·         Blood Pressure Set, infant, pediatric, adult

·         Blood Pressure Set, Leg, adult

·         Calcium Chloride

·         Charcoal, Activated

·         Chest Tubes

·         Gauze, 3"

·         Gloves, Latex, assorted sizes

·         Glove, Sterile, Non-latex, assorted sizes

·         Gowns, Isolation, Disposable

·         Heimlick Valve for Chest Tu b e

·         Heparin Flush Kits (Buff Caps)

·         Heparin Lock Adapter

·         Intravenous Administration Set

·         Intravenous Administration Set, Minidrip

·         Intravenous Catheter, assorted gauges

·         Intravenous Extension Set

·         Intravenous Pressure Infusion Bag, 1000 cc, Disposable

·         Intravenous Set, Butterfly

·         Laryngoscope Blade, assorted sizes – both Miller and Macintosh

·         Laryngoscope Handle

·         Nasal Cannula

·         Nasogastric Tubes

·         Nasopharyngeal Airway, assorted sizes

·         Nebulizer, Hand Held

·         Needle, assorted guages

·         Needle, lntraosseous

·         Nubain, 10mg vial for Injection

·         Obstetrical Kit

·         Oropharyngeal Airway, assorted sizes

·         Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope

·         Oxygen “Y” Yoke

·         Oxygen Cylinder, “E”, “M”

·         Oxygen Mask, Non-Rebreather, adult, pediatric

·         Oxygen Regulator, “E”, “M”

·         Oxygen Tank Wrench

·         Oxygen Tubing, High Press, 50" and 100", male/female connector

·         Pack, Thomas

·         Pulse Oximeter w/Soft Case

·         Shears, Trauma/Medic

·         Shield, Eye Irrigation Lens

·         Splint, SAMM

·         Sterile Water

·         Stethoscope

·         Suction Kit

·         Suction Unit, Battery Operated w/Battery Charger and Batteries

·         Surgical Mask with Eye Shield

·         Suture Kit, 7" Needle Holder

·         Suture Kit, Disposable

·         Suture Kit, Laceration Tray

·         Suture Kit, Wound

·         Suture, assorted kinds and sizes

·         Syringe, assorted sizes with and without needles

·         Syringe, Tubex Injector Device

·         Tape, Adhesive, assorted sizes

·         Tape, Cloth, assorted sizes

·         Telfa Adhesive Pad

·         Tongue Depressor

·         Tourniquet, Disposable

·         Veniflow Manifold


·         Backboard, Disposable

·         Bag Valve Mask, Adult and Pediatric Rescue (Disposable)

·         Bag, Victim Possession, cases of 25/case

·         Bags, Biohazard

·         Bags, Body (Heavy Duty)

·         Battery Tester, 12 Volt

·         Batteries, assorted sizes, “AAA”, “C”, “O” Cell

·         Bedsheets, Disposable

·         Biohazard Bag

·         Blanket, Disposable Emergency

·         Bleach, 5%

·         Debridement Kits

·         Defibrillator with 12-lead ECG adapter

·         Defibrillator, AC Auxiliary Power Supply

·         Defibrillator Battery Support System

·         Defibrillator External Pediatric Paddle

·         Defibrillator/Monitor/Pacemaker

·         Dextrose, 50%, vial for Injection

·         Digital Thermometer

·         Dressing, Adhesive, Sterile

·         Dressing, Sterile, assorted sizes, 8" x 9", 4" x 4"

·         Endotracheal Tube, adult and pediatric

·         Endotracheal Tube Stylette, adult and pediatric

·         Faceshield, Chemical

·         Gatorade

·         Handi Wipes

·         Sheets, Disposable

·         Towel, Cotton, Disposable 


This Standardized Equipment List (SEL) provides the First Responder a reference as to the type of equipment required to prepare for and respond to a WMD terrorist attack.  As mentioned earlier, the First Responder must determine exact quantities and items to be selected.  The use of the identified equipment can only be done safely after jurisdictions develop standardized operating procedures coupled with appropriate education and training.   

Just as important as the items on the SEL is the process by which the SEL continues to be developed.  The IAB process is an institutional mechanism designed to self-improve the SEL through a set repeating process that is connected from the local, through the state, to the federal-level.  The SEL is a national effort.  This list provides the InterAgency response community with a comprehensive standard from which to select.  It is the board’s approved list providing equipment standardization and promoting interoperability of equipment and capability.