CERFPCBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package
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The National Guard's capabilities include 17 CERFPs and 10 regionally aligned Homeland Response Forces.
Operationally, the Guard has been proactive in adapting to the post-9/11 world with the creation of HRFs, CSTs and CERFPs as well as the JFHQ-State construct, but the necessary changes to develop an intelligence infrastructure capable of supporting the new missions and force structure have not yet materialized.
The 12 CERFPs are units of 100 or more Guard members who can extract people from confined spaces or collapsed structures, decontaminate victims with assembly-line precision, and triage and stabilize medical casualties.
Twenty-five Guardsmen from his engineering squadron comprise the search and extraction unit of Florida's CERFP.
The 17 CERFPs provide a more robust capability to come in and begin to assist the state in the consequence management portion of that.
The CERFP is trained to help local, state or federal authorities locate, care for and decontaminate casualties suffered in an attack by chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons, or other high-explosive devices.
Functional training courses Mass Casualty Decontamination Course (School Code 031, Course 4K-F25/494-F-30) This 9-day course is appropriate for CERFP and domestic-response casualty decontamination team members.
under state mission command (WMD-CST, CERFP, and HRF).
The courses shown in Table 2 are required by command and control chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response element (C2CRE); chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives enhanced response force package (CERFP); WMD civil support team (CST); domestic response force; and homeland response force units for MOS qualification.