The SIMTEC Project is proud to present awareness and training videos for basic decontamination and management of chemically contaminated patients. The videos are applicable to any emergency responder, first receiver or volunteers required to wear PPE. Although similar principles apply for persons who have been affected with biological and radiological contamination this training video is primarily focused on dealing with persons who have been contaminated with high probability/moderate impact substances.

The first video is provides approximately 45 minutes of classroom instruction with an equipment overview and is followed by a 45 minute actual demonstration of donning and doffing the equipment.

We are very grateful to Robert Chamberlain,ACP Paramedic & CBRNE Technical Advisor from BC Ambulance Service, BC Emergency Health Services for providing the instruction, and to Rene Bernklau, Provincial Coordinator Hazardous Substance Response BC Emergency Health Services, BC Emergency Health Services for facilitating the session.

As well, we would like to thank and acknowledge the participation of Perry Goertzen, Mental Health Social Worker, Fraser Health Authority; Ryan Good, Administrative Support, Health Emergency Management, Disaster Psychosocial Services, Provincial Health Services Authority; Pat Jeannotte, Langley RCMP, Police Victim Services Coordinator & Disaster Psychosocial Services Volunteer; Roxanne Jopling-Hill, Mission Police Victim Services Volunteer & Disaster Psychosocial Services Volunteer; Gina Albanese,Mission RCMP Police Victim Services Coordinator and ESS Director; Heleen Sandvik,Provincial Lead, Disaster Psychosocial Program,
Health Emergency Management B.C., Provincial Health Services Authority; and Jeremy Wex, Canadian Association of Spiritual Care, Disaster Psychosocial Services Volunteer.

We hope that this video will be supportive of local CBRNE training initiatives and we welcome your feedback.

Laurie Pearce
SIMTEC Research Chair