PROVIDE SUPPORT TO A NUCLEAR/CHEMICAL INCIDENT CONTROL TEAM
DURING A NUCLEAR/CHEMICAL ACCIDENT
1. Great care is taken in the handling of nuclear and chemical weapons and components. But,
accidents can occur. The hazards present at an accident must be eliminated as soon as possible
because of the destructive capabilities of these weapons.
Special teams (Chemical
Accident/Incident Control (CAIC) and Nuclear Accident/Incident Control (NAIC)) are ready at all
times to respond to any accident situation. We will discuss the make-up of these teams and the
important role EOD plays in their operations.
2. The NAIC team consists of:
a. On-scene Commander (OSC) - Normally a general officer. He commands all emergency forces
and directs all operations at the scene.
b. Nuclear Accident and Incident Control Officer (NAIC). Normally, a field grade officer. He is
responsible at the scene for the duties of the on-scene commander until he arrives.
The NAICO staff includes a judge advocate, public affairs officer, medical representative, and
provost marshal. Additional staff will be called on as needed.
c. Supporting teams:
(1) EOD team
(2) Alpha team
(3) Medical team
(4) Physical security teams
(6) DOD and DOE NAIC assistance teams
(7) Additional support elements as required
3. With this many people at the accident scene you can see how important it is to coordinate the EOD
activities with the other supporting teams. The NAICO and staff handles the coordination. During
the early stages of the incident, the EOD officer will be with the initial entry and work party. The
EOD CP supervisor relays all necessary information to the coordinators and informs the EOD
commander of decisions made by them as the on-scene commander.