Findings of the InterAgency Board (IAB) for
Equipment Standardization and Interoperability





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 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

Table of Contents

Standardized Equipment List (SEL)
Equipment Categories

1.  Personal Protective Equipment
    a.  Level A
    b.  Level B
    c.  Level C
2.  Operational Equipment
a.  References
    b.  Equipment
3.  Explosive Device Mitigation and Remediation
    a.  Personal Protective Equipment
b.  Operational Equipment
    c.  InterOperable Communications and Information Systems
    d.  Detection
    e.  Collective Protection
InterOperable Communications and Information Systems
5.  Detection
a.  Chemical
    b.  Radiological
    c.  Biological
    d.  Support

6.  Decontamination
7.  Medical
    a.  Pharmaceuticals
    b.  Medical Supplies
    c.  Equipment



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 among 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 reviewing 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 our 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.

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.

Equipment Categories

The Standardized Equipment List is organized into categories of:

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

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

010A-001 Fully Encapsulated Liquid and Vapor Protection Ensemble, reusable or disposable (tested and certified against CB threats)
010A-002 Fully Encapsulated Training Suits
010A-003 Testing Equipment for fully encapsulated suits
010A-004 Closed-Circuit Rebreather (minimum 2-hour supply, preferred), or open-circuit SCBA or, when appropriate, Air-Line System with 15-minute minimum escape SCBA
010A-005 Spare Cylinders/Bottles for rebreathers or SCBA and service/repair kits
010A-006 Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard
010A-007 Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment needed for
maintaining body core temperature within acceptable limits
010A-008 Hardhat
010A-009 Chemical/Biological Protective Undergarment (fire resistant optional)
010A-010 Inner Gloves
010A-011 Approved Chemical Resistant Tape
010A-012 Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank
010A-013 Chemical Resistant Outer Booties
010A-014 Land Mobile, Two-Way In-Suit Communications (secure, hands-free, fully duplex,
optional). See ICIS Section Specifications.
010A-015 Personnel Alert Safety System (PASS) - (location and physiological monitoring systems optional)
010A-016 Personnel Accountability System
010A-017 HAZMAT gear bag/box

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

010B-001 Liquid Splash Resistant Chemical Clothing, encapsulated or non-encapsulated
010B-002 Liquid Splash Resistant Hood
010B-003 Closed-Circuit Rebreather (minimum 2-hour supply, preferred), open-circuit SCBA, or when appropriate, Air-Line System with 15-minute minimum escape SCBA
010B-004 Spare Cylinders/Bottles for rebreathers or SCBA (NIOSH-approved) and service/repair kits
010B-005 Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard
010B-006 Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment needed for
maintaining body core temperature within acceptable limits
010B-007 Hardhat
010B-008 Chemical/Biological Protective Undergarment (fire resistant optional)
010B-009 Inner Gloves
010B-010 Approved Chemical Resistant Tape
010B-011 Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank
010B-012 Chemical Resistant Outer Booties
010B-013 Land Mobile, Two-Way In-Suit Communications (secure, hands-free, fully duplex,
optional). See ICIS Section Specifications.
010B-014 Personnel Alert Safety System (PASS) - (location and physiological monitoring systems optional)
010B-015 Personnel Accountability System
010B-016 HAZMAT Gear Bag/Box

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

010C-001 Liquid Chemical Splash Resistant Clothing (permeable or non-permeable)
010C-002 Liquid Chemical Splash Resistant Hood (permeable or non-permeable)
010C-003 Tight-fitting, Full Facepiece, Negative Pressure Air Purifying Respirator with the
appropriate cartridge(s) or canister(s) and P100 filter(s) for protection against toxic industrial chemicals, particulates, and military specific agents.
010C-004 Tight-fitting, Full Facepiece, Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) or PAPR with chemically resistant hood with appropriate cartridge(s) or canister(s) and high-efficiency filter(s) for protection against toxic industrial chemicals, particulates, and military specific agents.
010C-005 Equipment or System Batteries will include those that are rechargeable (e.g. NiCad) or non-rechargeable with extended shelf life (e.g. Lithium)
010C-006 Chemical Resistant Gloves, including thermal, as appropriate to hazard
010C-007 Personal Cooling System; Vest or Full Suit with support equipment
010C-008 Hardhat
010C-009 Inner Chemical/Biological Resistant Garment (fire resistant optional)
010C-010 Inner Gloves
010C-011 Chemical Resistant Tape
010C-012 Chemical Resistant Boots, Steel or Fiberglass Toe and Shank
010C-013 Chemical Resistant Outer Booties
010C-014 Land Mobile, Two-Way In-Suit Communications (secure, hands-free, fully duplex,
optional) See ICIS Section Specifications.
010C-015 Extraction Gear
010C-016 HAZMAT Gear Bag/Box
010C-017 Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) - (location and physiological monitoring systems optional)
010C-018 Personnel Accountability System

Note: During WMD response operations, the Incident Commander determines the appropriate level of personal protective equipment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [Actually these levels are called out in 29 CFR 1910.120, Appendix B] has outlined four (4) levels of protection: A, B, C, and D. The EPA defined these levels of protection primarily for workers at hazardous waste site activities, where emergency conditions typically do not exist. These EPA defined levels of protection are commonly and often inappropriately utilized by the fire service and emergency response organizations. They are inadequate and do not correctly define the chemical protective ensemble with respect to its intended use based on the hazard.

For hazardous materials emergency response, the only acceptable types of chemical protective clothing include totally encapsulating and non-encapsulating ensembles offering specific levels of vapor and/or liquid hazard threat protection. The EPA descriptions apply to how an ensemble is designed, not its performance. On the other hand, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has classified hazardous materials protective ensembles by their performance in three (3) standards:

EPA levels of protection should be used only as the starting point for ensemble creation. However, each ensemble must be tailored to meet the specific situation in order to provide the most appropriate level of protection. Emergency response and public safety organizations should conduct a hazard assessment and threat analysis for their jurisdictions. Protective ensembles and respiratory protective equipment (those certified as meeting NFPA and NIOSH minimum performance standards) should then be procured. Personnel entering Protective Postures must also 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:

020R-001 Personal Protective Equipment Selection Guide
020R-002 CHRIS Manual
020R-003 North American Emergency Response Guidebook, 2000 edition, U.S. Department of Transportation
020R-004 Emergency Medical Response to Hazardous Materials, Delmar Publishing
020R-005 Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders, Delmar Publishing
020R-006 Hazardous Materials Field Guide, Delmar Publishing
020R-007 Hazardous Materials Chemistry, Delmar Publishing
020R-008 Jane’s Facility Security Handbook
020R-009 Guide for Industrial Chemicals, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
020R-010 Merck Index
020R-011 Emergency Action Guides, Association of American Railroads
020R-012 Emergency Handling of Hazardous Materials in Surface Transportation, Association of American Railroads
020R-013 Farm Chemicals Handbook, Meister Publishing
020R-014 First Responder’s Guide to Agriculture Chemicals Accidents, Foden-Weddell
020R-015 NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
020R-016 GATX Tank Car Manual, GATX
020R-017 Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Sax & Lewis
020R-018 Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Sittig
020R-019 TLVs and BEI’s Guidebook, ACGIH
020R-020 Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing, Forsberg
020R-021 Matheson Gas Data Book, Matheson
020R-022 Effects of Exposure to Toxic Gases; First Aid and Medical Treatment, Matheson
020R-023 Hazardous Material Injuries, Stutz
020R-024 Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure, Bronstein
020R-025 Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, Williams & Wilkens
020R-026 Joint Information Center (JIC) Manual
020R-027 Household Chemicals and Emergency First Aid, Foden-Weddell
020R-028 Gardner’s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Ash
020R-029 Gloves Plus (computer program) (or other PPE selection guide)
020R-030 Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook
020R-031 Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
020R-032 Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook
020R-033 Jane’s Chemical/Biological Handbook
020R-034 Tempest CB-FRG (Chem-Bio) First Responder Guidebook
020R-035 Tempest Chem-Bio Frequently Asked Questions (CB-FAQ)
020R-036 Tomes Plus
020R-037 Transport of Radiological Materials; Q&A About Incident Response, Berga, Byrd,
020R-038 International Edition, Symbol Seeker, Hazard Identification Manual
020R-039 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.


020E-001 Green Line/Red Line Battery activated marking system or appropriate substitute.
020E-002 Boundary Marking Tape: YELLOW-Caution/RED-Danger/ Incident specific (i.e.,
radiological, biological, chemical)
020E-003 Equipment or System Batteries will include those that are rechargeable (e.g., NiCad) or non-rechargeable with extended shelf life (e.g., Alkaline, dry cell, etc.)
020E-004 Restricted Access and Caution Warning Signs
020E-005 Trauma-type First Aid Kit
020E-006 Emergency Eye Wash
020E-007 Timer or Stopwatch
020E-008 Safety Harness with 150' dry line retrieval ropes 12.7mm.
020E-009 Locking Carabiners
020E-010 ABC Fire Extinguisher
020E-011 Class “D” Fire Extinguisher
020E-012 Hand Lights, explosive-proof
020E-013 Air Compressors suitable for refilling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or
operating air-supplied respirators
020E-014 Generator
020E-015 Electric Cord Reels
020E-016 Copper Grounding Rods, 3⁄4" x 6' (minimum length) with slide hammer
020E-017 Grounding Cables, point-type clamps on both ends, 1⁄8" stainless steel (uninsulated) 50' minimum
020E-018 Multi-Meter, electrical, intrinsically safe
020E-019 Mask Leak/Fit Tester
020E-020 Backless Stools
020E-021 Ground Resistance Tester
020E-022 Traffic Safety Vests
020E-023 Coveralls (Nomex or Tyvek optional)
020E-024 Explosive-proof Exhaust Fans
020E-025 Megaphone/Public Address System
020E-026 Rapid Deployment Hardwall or Softwall shelter systems (Command and Control, Triage, etc.)
020E-027 Environmental Control System for Shelter Systems
020E-028 Collective Protective Systems for Shelters
020E-029 Litter Decontamination Mass Casualty
020E-030 Field Cart
020E-031 Commercial Vehicles with Run-Flat tires: Vans, SUVs, and Trucks for personnel
transportation and equipment movement
020E-032 Mobile WMD Command Center
020E-033 General Purpose Freezer/Refrigerator
020E-034 Helmet Mounted Lighting System
020E-035 Portable Area Illumination
020E-036 Water Trailers/Source (potable and non-potable)
020E-037 Heat Stress Monitor (ambient and personal)
020E-038 Hazardous Material Shipping Containers
020E-039 Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Packages
020E-040 Housing, Subsistence and Sanitation (Field Support) for Response Forces
020E-041 Overpacks
020E-042 Miscellaneous Non-sparking Tool Kit, to include bung and spanner wrenches
020E-043 Chemical Leak Control Kits
020E-044 Portable Air Cylinder Carts
020E-045 Equipment Bags
020E-046 Modular Back Packs
020E-047 Duty Gear and Modular Load Bearing Systems/Operational Vests
020E-048 Handheld Illumination
020E-049 Medical/Casualty Bags, CDC Standard
020E-050 Optics: Thermal Imaging and/or Light Amplification
020E-051 Individual Sleeping Systems: Bags and Bivys
020E-052 Storage Containers
020E-053 Evidence Bags
020E-054 Lock Out/Tag Out Systems
020E-055 Binoculars
020E-056 Capture and Containment System
020E-057 Tactical Body Armor
020E-058 Operations Area Personnel Tracking and Accountability System
020E-059 Access Control and Badge System

3. Explosive Device Mitigation and Remediation

Developed by the National Bomb Squad Commanders’ Advisory Board (NBSCAB) to supplement the SEL with equipment specific to the remediation of explosive devices possibly associated with a WMD incident. This list is not all-inclusive, but is intended to be a reference for Public Safety Bomb Squads to select the appropriate equipment for response to a WMD incident. Quantities and specific type items must be determined by the local agency.

Personal Protective Equipment

030P-001 Level A Equipment. See PPE/OE Section Specifications.
030P-002 Respiratory Protective Equipment with individual facepiece
030P-003 Additional cylinders for RPS
030P-004 Air Purifying Respirators (APR) with chem/bio filters
030P-005 Bomb Search Protective Ensemble for Chemical/Biological Response
030P-006 Chemical/Biological Undergarment for Bomb Search Protective Ensemble
030P-007 Cooling Garments to manage heat stress
030P-008 Ballistic Threat Body Armor
030P-009 Ballistic Threat Helmet
030P-010 Blast and Ballistic Threat Eye Protection
030P-011 Blast and Overpressure Threat Ear Protection
030P-012 Fire Resistant Gloves
030P-013 Level B Equipment. See PPE/OE Section Specifications.
030P-014 Level C Equipment. See PPE/OE Section Specifications.

Note: Protective ensembles explosive device remediation during a WMD incident must provide the bomb squad technician with blast, fragment, overpressure and thermal hazard protection, as well as chemical and biological vapor and liquid threat protection. Assembling a protective ensemble that offers the appropriate combination of WMD explosive device threat protection for bomb squad technicians is a complex challenge. The vapor and/or liquid threat protective ensembles should be configured using EPA protection level (A, B & C) and minimum performance standards required by NFPA and NIOSH Standards

Operational Equipment

030O-001 Dearmer/Disrupter
030O-002 Real Time X-Ray Unit
030O-003 Portable X-Ray Unit
030O-004 Extra Cassettes for X-Ray
030O-005 Extra X-Ray Intensifying Plates
030O-006 WMD Upgrades for TCV (Total Containment Vessel)
030O-007 Robot
030O-008 Robot Upgrades
030O-009 Fiber Optic Kit (inspection or viewing)
030O-010 Night Vision Glasses/Goggles
030O-011 Explosive-Proof Flashlight
030O-012 Non-Sparking Tool Kit
030O-013 Battery-Operated Tools
030O-014 Electric Hand Tools
030O-015 Pneumatic Tools
030O-016 Hand Tools
030O-017 First Aid Kit
030O-018 Multi-Tester
030O-019 Battery Tester
030O-020 Portable Generator
030O-021 Pipe Bomb-Disabling Tool
030O-022 End Cap Remover
030O-023 Drill Bits
030O-024 Remote Opening Tools
030O-025 Rigging and Rope Equipment
030O-026 Various Pulleys and Clamps
030O-027 Grappling and Treble Hooks
030O-028 Shovels, Rakes and Sifting Tools
030O-029 Metal Detector
030O-030 Portable Explosive Magazines
030O-031 Post Blast Investigation Equipment
030O-032 Adhesive Tape
030O-033 Mirrors
030O-034 Scalpels and Knives with Additional Blades
030O-035 Handsaws
030O-036 Electric Stethoscope, Stethoscope
030O-037 Non-conductive Probes
030O-038 Explosive Tools (including but not limited to boothanger, shape charges, MWB
disrupters, etc.)
030O-039 References. See PPE/OE Section Specifications.

InterOperable Communications and Information Systems.

030I-001 Hardwired Communications Link
030I-002 Multi-Channel Radios (Encrypted)
030I-003 Video Camera
030I-004 Video Tape Recorder
030I-005 Portable Tape Recorder
030I-006 Laptop Computers with Modem, CD-ROM
030I-007 Portable FAX
030I-008 Portable Flat Bed Scanner
030I-009 Digital Camera
030I-010 Bull Horn
030I-011 Portable Global Positioning System (GPS)


030D-001 Chemical Field Test Kits
030D-002 Chemical Agent Monitors
030D-003 Biological Field Test Kits
030D-004 Biological Agent Monitors
030D-005 Radiological Monitors
030D-006 Radiation pagers

Collective Protection

030C-001 Tents, standard or air inflatable for chem/bio protection

4. InterOperable Communications and Information Systems

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

040C-001 Land-Mobile Radio (LMR)/2-way communications:
  1. Individual/portable:
    1. Digital and Analog capable
    2. Support 25Khz and 12.5Khz channels
    3. Supports conventional systems
    4. Project 25 compatible
  2. Mobile:
    1. Digital and Analog capable
    2. Support 25Khz and 12.5Khz channels
    3. Supports conventional systems
    4. Project 25 compatible
  3. Base:
    1. Digital and Analog capable
    2. Support 25Khz and 12.5Khz channels
    3. Supports conventional systems
    4. Project 25 compatible
  4. Other
    1. Repeaters:
      1. Digital and Analog capable
      2. Support 25Khz and 12.5Khz channels
      3. Supports conventional systems
      4. Project 25 compatible
      5. Portable and/or Fixed
      6. Able to pass encryption transparently
    2. Bridging:
      1. Hardwired or Software definable
      2. Multi-mode/Multi-band
      3. Supports 4, or more, transmit/receive radio frequency (RF channels)
      4. Scaleable
      5. Telephone interface
    3. Bi-directional amplifiers:
      1. Application defined
    4. High Frequency (HF):
      1. Deployable Antenna Systems
      2. Automatic Link Establishment (ALE)
040C-002 Telecommunications/low-speed data:
  1. Cellular phones:
    1. Analog and Digital compatible
    2. Cellular Priority Access Service (CPAS) enabled
  2. Cellular modems:
    1. Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) enabled
  3. Land line:
    1. Portable Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
  4. Paging
    1. INMARSAT – B
    2. UHF
  5. Satellite phones and modems:
  6. Non–infrastructure based, local, Microwave data link applications
040C-003 Wireless Local Area Network (LAN)
  1. Local area wireless data (WAN)
    1. Must include user defined wireless security
    2. Must be frequency hopping (FH) compatible
    3. Compatible with networkable operating systems
    4. >10MBPS data transmission speeds
  2. National
    1. Direct Broadcast Signal (DBS)
    2. Asymmetrical Satellite Data Service
040C-004 Public Alert/Notification
040C-005 Position Locating
  1. Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    1. Differential GPS (DGPS) compatible
  2. Precision Locating Tracking (PLT) – indoor capable
  3. Automatic Vehicle Locating (AVL) systems
040C-006 Wire Line communications/Hardwire
  1. Non-radiation shielded transmission line
040C-007 Computer-related equipment:
  1. Desktop:
    1. > Video Graphics Adapter (XVGA)
    2. > 16-bit audio
    3. > 32MB video memory
    4. > 500Mhz processor
    5. DVD
    6. NTSC I/O
    7. CDR
    8. > 56k modem
    9. Network Interface Card (NIC)
    10. > 15GB hard drive
    11. PC MCIA slot
    12. >60 MEG of RAM
  2. Laptop:
    1. > Video Graphics Adapter (XVGA)
    2. > 16-bit audio
    3. > 32MB video memory
    4. > 500Mhz processor
    5. DVD
    6. CDR
    7. > 56k modem
    8. Network Interface Connection (NIC) card 10/+100 Fast Ethernet
    9. > 15GB hard drive (removable)
    10. PC MCIA slot
    11. >64 MEGS of RAM
  3. Networking components:
    1. > 5-port hub
    2. Network router
    3. Networkable printer
  4. Video Projector
  5. Miscellaneous Adapter Cables/Connectors
  6. Personal Data Assistant (PDA) with connectivity
  7. Software:
    1. Operating system software (IBM-compatible; WIN98-compatible,
      Macintosh OS 7.5 compatible)
    2. Office software suite (spread sheet, database, word processing and graphics presentation)
    3. E-mail
    4. Virus protection
    5. Firewall software
    6. Network management software
    7. Internet Browser
    8. Encryption software
    9. Plume modeling software (fate and transport)/databases capable of real time linkage to sensors and meteorological monitoring and detection
    10. ICS command/plans & decision-support tools
    11. Operational space visualization tools
    12. GIS software
    13. NCBC/commercial chemical/hazard software and response system
040C-008 Portable Generators
040C-009 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
040C-010 Power Conditioning System
040C-011 Power Cells:
  1. Chargers
    1. Solar
    2. Universal compatibility
  2. Conditioners
  3. Batteries:
    1. Lithium (Li-Ion)
    2. Nickel Cadmium (NiCad)
    3. Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
    4. Alkaline
    5. (clam shell)
    6. Intrinsically safe batteries
040C-012 Portable Meteorological Station
  1. Monitors: temperature, wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure at a minimum
040C-013 Site Surveillance/Survey:
  1. Camera:
    1. Infrared (IR)
      1. Thermal
      2. Forward Looking Infrared Radiation (FLIR)
      3. Decontamination-able/Disposable
      4. Intrinsically safe housing
    2. Light Amplification
      1. Decontamination-able/Disposable
      2. Intrinsically safe housing
    3. Still Camera
      1. Decontamination-able/Disposable
      2. Intrinsically safe housing
    4. Video Camera
      1. Decontamination-able/Disposable
      2. Intrinsically safe housing
    5. Illumination Equipment (IR)
      1. Decontamination-able/Disposable
      2. Intrinsically safe housing

5. Detection

Equipment to sample, detect, identify, quantify, and monitor for WMD agents (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive) and/or Toxic Industrial Chemical contamination throughout designated areas or at specific points, and those items to support detection activities.

Detection: The instrument’s ability to detect the presence of a hazard.
Identify:  The instrument’s ability to identify the specific hazard.
Quantify: The instrument’s ability to quantify the amount of the specific hazard.  Chemicals measured in PPM/PPB. Radiological measured in MREM.
Point detection: The detector is used in the hazard.
Stand-off detection: The detector is used outside the hazard area.

Note: The letters [D], [I], [Q] after each instrument or detection equipment type indicates the general capability in reference to the definitions above. The sub-bullets under detection equipment types are some but not all of the technologies that fall into that category.

The manufacturer’s product specification sheets should be consulted for specific performance regarding detection of WMD agents and/or Toxic Industrial Chemicals.


050C-001 M-8 Detection Paper for chemical agent (G, H, V) identification [D]
050C-002 M-9 Detection Paper (roll) for chemical agent (military grade) detection [D]
050C-003 M-256 Detection Kit for chemical agent (military grade: blister: CX/HD/L, blood:
AC/CK and nerve: GB/VX) detection [D]
050C-004 M-256 Training Kit
050C-005 M-18 series, Chemical Agent Detector Kit for surface and vapor chemical agent analysis (military grade: GB, CG, HD, L and AC) [D, I]
050C-006 Chemical Classifying Kits for unknown liquids, solids and vapors [D, I, Q]
  1. Pesticide Screening Kit
  2. PCB Test Kits
050C-007 Point Chemical Agent Detector that alarms at or below IDLH in PPM/PPB [D, I, Q]
  1. Photo-Ionization Detector (PID)
  2. Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
  3. Surface Acoustic Wave Detector
  4. Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
  5. Ion Mobility Spectrometry
050C-008 Stand-Off Chemical Detector [D, I]
050C-009 Non-intrusive Detector for WMD and TICs [D, I]
050C-010 Chemical Agent Water Test Kit, M272 (military) [D]
050C-011 Colormetric Tube/Chip Kit specific for TICs and WMD applications [D, I, Q]
050C-012 Multi-gas Meter with minimum of O2 and LEL [D, I, Q]
050C-013 Leak Detectors (soap solution, ammonium hydroxide, etc)
  1. Ultrasonic
050C-014 pH Paper/pH Meter [D, Q]
050C-015 Waste Water Classifier Kit [D]
050C-016 Oxidizing Paper [D]


050R-001 Radiation detection equipment (electronic or other technology that detects alpha, beta, gamma, and high intensity gamma) [D, I, Q]
050R-002 Personal Dosimeter [D, Q]
  1. Badge
  2. Electronic
050R-003 Scintillation Fluid (radiological) pre-packaged [D]


050B-001 Point Detection Systems/Kits [D, I, Q]
  1. Immunoassay or other technology
050B-002 Laboratory Analysis [D, I, Q]
  1. ELISA System
  2. PCR


050S-001 Squirt Bottle
050S-002 Distilled Water
050S-003 Ammonia for chlorine detection
050S-004 Heat Sensor, infrared
050S-005 Surface Thermometer
050S-006 Drum Thieves
050S-007 Grab Sampling Tubes
050S-008 Plastic or Brass Scoops and Trowels
050S-009 Sample Jars
050S-010 Glass or Plastic Pipettes with aspiration bulb
050S-011 Tweezers
050S-012 Containment Vessels
050S-013 Biological Sampling/evidence kits
  1. Automated perimeter sampling systems
  2. Batch
  3. Continuous
  4. Portable air sampler
050B-014 Chemical Sampling/evidence kits
  1. Liquid
  2. Solid
  3. Air/vapor

6. Decontamination

Equipment and material used to clean, remediate, remove or mitigate chemical, biological, or radiological contamination.

060D-001 Decontamination Shelter System for individual and mass application with environmental controls, water heating system, showers, lighting, and transportation
060D-002 Decon Litters/roller systems
060D-003 Extraction Litters, rollable
060D-004 Patient Isolation Bags
060D-005 Runoff Containment Bladder(s), decontamination shower waste collection with
intrinsically-safe evacuation pumps
060D-006 Spill Containment Devices
060D-007 Decontamination Trailer, multi-water source, and Prime Mover
060D-008 Decontamination Applicator and available solutions for personnel
060D-009 Decontamination Applicator and available solutions for equipment
060D-010 Overpak Drums
060D-011 CW-hardened disposable Personal Property Bags
060D-012 Disposable Modesty Clothing with footwear, adult and child sizes
060D-013 Disposable Towels
060D-014 Disposable Space Blankets
060D-015 Non-transparent Cadaver Bags (CDC standard)
060D-016 Transportation and Shipping Containers for contaminated clothing and equipment
060D-017 Traffic Cones and Directional Signage in multiple languages or pictographs
060D-018 Brushes
060D-019 Sponges
060D-020 Garden Hose with nozzles
060D-021 Decon Corridor Ground Cover
060D-022 Containment Basins, vehicle and personnel-sized
060D-023 5-gallon Buckets
060D-024 Drumliners
060D-025 Casualty and Personal Property Tracking System
060D-026 Clothing Removal Devices (scissors, razor blades, etc)
060D-027 Hand-operated Diaphragm Pumps with hoses
060D-028 Pressurized Sprayers
060D-029 HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Vacuum for dry decontamination
060D-030 Backless Stools
060D-031 Folding Tables
060D-032 Boundary Marking System
060D-033 Personal Decontamination Packets or Kits
060D-034 Equipment Decontamination Kit

7. Medical

Materials, treatments, equipment, and items to treat contaminated emergency personnel and endangered casualties. This listing is only a recommendation and specific pharmaceutical selections should be coordinated and approved by the medical authority in the jurisdiction adopting their usage.


070P-001 Adenosine
070P-002 Albuterol Sulfate
070P-003 Albuterol
070P-004 Amyl Nitrite
070P-005 Atropine Sulfate
070P-006 Atrovent
070P-007 Bactrim
070P-008 Benzathine pencillin
070P-009 Ciprofloxacin
070P-010 Cyanide Antidote Kit
070P-011 Diazepam, 10mg vial for injection
070P-012 Digoxin
070P-013 Diphenhydramine
070P-014 Dopamine
070P-015 Doxycycline
070P-016 Epinephrine
070P-017 Fortaz (Ceftazidime)
070P-018 Fosphenytoin
070P-019 Glucagon
070P-020 Haloperidol
070P-021 Hydroxoocobalamine
070P-022 KI (Potassium Iodide)
070P-023 Lactated Ringers Solution
070P-024 Lasix (Furosemide)
070P-025 Lidocaine, 1%
070P-026 Magnesium Sulfate
070P-027 Mark 1 Auto-Injector
070P-028 Methylprednisolone
070P-029 Morphine Sulfate
070P-030 Narcan (Naloxone)
070P-031 Nifedipine
070P-032 Nitroglycerin, Sublingual Tabs
070P-033 Nitroglycerin, for injection
070P-034 Normal Saline Solution
070P-035 PCN/Benzathine
070P-036 Phenytoin
070P-037 Polysporin Ointment
070P-038 Potassium Chloride
070P-039 Potassium Iodide, tablet
070P-040 Pralidoxime Chloride – (2-PAM/Protopam)
070P-041 Procardia (Nifedipine)
070P-042 Rifampin, capsule
070P-043 Saline
070P-044 Silver Sulfadiazine Cream
070P-045 Sodium Bicarbonate
070P-046 Solu-Medrol (Methylpred)
070P-047 Streptomycin
070P-048 Tenormin (Atenolol)
070P-049 Tetracaine Opthalmic, uni-dose
070P-050 Theophylline
070P-051 Toradol (Ketorolac)
070P-052 Vanceril (Beclomethasone)

Medical Supplies

070M-001 Alcohol Prep Pads
070M-002 Bags, Biohazard
070M-003 Bandage, Elastic, assorted sizes
070M-004 Bandage, Triangular
070M-005 Bretylium Tosylate
070M-006 Brush, Betadine
070M-007 Betadine Applicators (Providone iodine)
070M-008 Biohazard Bag
070M-009 Bite Block
070M-010 Blood Pressure Set, infant, pediatric, adult
070M-011 Blood Pressure Set, leg, adult
070M-012 Calcium Chloride
070M-013 Charcoal, Activated
070M-014 Chest Tubes
070M-015 Gauze, 3"
070M-016 Gloves, Latex, assorted sizes
070M-017 Glove, Sterile, non-latex, assorted sizes
070M-018 Gowns, Isolation, Disposable
070M-019 Heimlick Valve for Chest Tube
070M-020 Heparin Flush Kits (Buff Caps)
070M-021 Heparin Lock Adapter
070M-022 Intravenous Administration Set
070M-023 Intravenous Administration Set, Minidrip
070M-024 Intravenous Catheter, assorted gauges
070M-025 Intravenous Extension Set
070M-026 Intravenous Pressure Infusion Bag, 1000 cc, Disposable
070M-027 Intravenous Set, Butterfly
070M-028 Laryngoscope Blade, assorted sizes – both Miller and Macintosh
070M-029 Laryngoscope Handle
070M-030 Nasal Cannula
070M-031 Nasogastric Tubes
070M-032 Nasopharyngeal Airway, assorted sizes
070M-033 Nebulizer, Hand Held
070M-034 Needle, assorted gauges
070M-035 Needle, lntraosseous
070M-036 Nubain, 10mg vial for Injection
070M-037 Obstetrical Kit
070M-038 Oropharyngeal Airway, assorted sizes
070M-039 Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope
070M-040 Oxygen “Y” Yoke
070M-041 Oxygen Cylinder, “E”, “M”
070M-042 Oxygen Mask, Non-Rebreather, adult, pediatric
070M-043 Oxygen Regulator, “E”, “M”
070M-044 Oxygen Tank Wrench
070M-045 Oxygen Tubing, High Press, 50” and 100”, male/female connector
070M-046 Pack, Thomas
070M-047 Pulse Oximeter w/Soft Case
070M-048 Shears, Trauma/Medic
070M-049 Shield, Eye Irrigation Lens
070M-050 Splint, SAMM
070M-051 Sterile Water
070M-052 Stethoscope
070M-053 Suction Kit
070M-054 Suction Unit, Battery-Operated with Battery Charger and Batteries
070M-055 Surgical Mask with Eye Shield
070M-056 Suture Kit, 7” Needle Holder
070M-057 Suture Kit, Disposable
070M-058 Suture Kit, Laceration Tray
070M-059 Suture Kit, Wound
070M-060 Suture, assorted kinds and sizes
070M-061 Syringe, assorted sizes with and without needles
070M-062 Syringe, Tubex Injector Device
070M-063 Tape, Adhesive, assorted sizes
070M-064 Tape, Cloth, assorted sizes
070M-065 Telfa Adhesive Pad
070M-066 Tongue Depressor
070M-067 Tourniquet, Disposable
070M-068 Veniflow Manifold


070E-001 Backboard, Disposable
070E-002 Bag Valve Mask, Adult and Pediatric Rescue (Disposable)
070E-003 Bag, Victim Possession, cases of 25/case
070E-004 Bags, Biohazard
070E-005 Bags, Body (Heavy-Duty)
070E-006 Battery Tester, 12 Volt
070E-007 Batteries, assorted sizes, “AAA”, “C”, “O” Cell
070E-008 Bedsheets, Disposable
070E-009 Biohazard Bag
070E-010 Blanket, Disposable Emergency
070E-011 Bleach, 5%
070E-012 Debridement Kits
070E-013 Defibrillator with 12-lead ECG adapter
070E-014 Defibrillator, AC Auxiliary Power Supply
070E-015 Defibrillator Battery Support System
070E-016 Defibrillator External Pediatric Paddle
070E-017 Defibrillator/Monitor/Pacemaker
070E-018 Dextrose, 50%, vial for injection
070E-019 Digital Thermometer
070E-020 Dressing, Adhesive, Sterile
070E-021 Dressing, Sterile, assorted sizes, 8" x 9", 4" x 4"
070E-022 Endotracheal Tube, adult and pediatric
070E-023 Endotracheal Tube Stylette, adult and pediatric
070E-024 Faceshield, Chemical
070E-025 Electrolyte Replacement Fluid
070E-026 Disposable Wipes
070E-027 Sheets, Disposable
070E-028 Towels, Cotton, Disposable


This Standardized Equipment List 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.

This list provides the InterAgency response community with a choice of standardized equipment from which to select. It is the Board’s approved list providing equipment standardization and promoting interoperability.