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101st CST Support


COMMAND:
Command and control of the CST and coordination with the civilian incident commander.
• Commander
• Deputy commander
• First sergeant


Idaho Civil Support Team trains with California, Oregon and Nevada’s CST units in the San Francisco Bay AreaOPERTATIONS:
The information hub for all CST activities for the duration of the response. Conducts hazard plume modeling and provides information for vulnerability analysis. Coordinates logistical and transportation concerns of the CST.
• Operations Officer
• Modeler
• Logistics (Supply) NCO
• Assistant operations NCO
• Administrative NCO


Idaho Civil Support Team trains with California, Oregon and Nevada’s CST units in the San Francisco Bay AreaMEDICAL:
Provides on-site analysis of unknown CHEM, BIO or RAD agents in fully-accredited mobile laboratory. Conducts reach-back with subject matter experts. Provides CBRN-related medical advice to EMS, hospitals and public health agencies.
• Science officer
• Physician assistant (PA)
• Medical operations officer
• Medical operations NCO (EMT)


DECON:
Provides technical decontamination of CST personnel and other emergency responders.


SURVEY:
Detection and initial identification of a suspected CHEM, BIO, or RAD agent in the “hot zone” using the appropriate PPE. Collects and prepares samples of suspected agents for delivery to the mobile lab in accordance with proper chain of custody.
• Survey Team Leader
• Recon NCO
• Survey Team Chiefs (2)
• Survey Team Members (4)


DETECTION AND ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT
C  CHEMICAL
B  BIOLOGICAL
R  RADIOLOGICAL

Commercially Available Equipment:

FTIR and RAMAN  C, B
Infrared/RAMAN spectroscopy for organic compounds

Microscope  C, B
Polarized light/fluorescent microscopy

Idaho Civil Support Team trains with California, Oregon and Nevada’s CST units in the San Francisco Bay AreaMulti-Rae Pro 5 Gas Detector  C
(LEL, CO, H2S, Oxygen Sensors, VOC, others)

ORTEC  R
High Purity Germanium Detector (Isotope Identification)

AREA RAE  C, R
Passive air monitoring

HAPSITE  C
Portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer

Handheld Assay  B
Immunoassays for presumptive ID of select biological agents

Portable Radiation Instruments  R
Detects and measres Alpha, Beta, Gamma radiation

Sampling Kit   C, B, R
Liquid, solid, wipe samples

PCR  B
DNA-based Biological Agent Detector

Military-Issued Equipment or “Green Gear”:

RAID-M/JCAD  C
Detects toxic industrial compounds, chem warfare and riot agents


COMMUNICATIONS:
Leverages a variety of voice, data and satellite technologies to ensure constant CST operational capability through the Unified Command Suite (UCS) and Advanced Party Vehicle (ADVON).

• Communications Section Chief
• Information Systems NCO


COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES:
UCS CAPABILITY
ADVON CAPABILITY

Auto-acquisition KU-Band Satellite Communications  U
UHF, VHF, HF, FM radio  U
Secure Internet, secure fax  U
Microwave Point-to-Point links  U
Phone lines, print/copy/scan/fax, internet access  U, A
ACU-1000 and ACU-T frequency cross-banding  U, A
Email server, network storage, network file sharing  U, A
IRIDIUM Satellite Phones  U, A
Secure IRIDIUM Satellite Phone  U, A
Satellite-on-the-move  A
Commercial Wireless Network  A
Portable data or voice communications  A


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