d. Staff members will provide guidance to the CAICO when situations come up in their particular
fields. These situations include such items as claims against the government, crowd control,
security, public information, etc.
e. In addition to the staff, the CAICO will have several supporting teams working under his/her
direction. As a minimum, these supporting teams consist of:
(1) EOD Team
(2) NBC Team
(3) Medical Team
(4) Physical Security Team
6. You will work most closely with the NBC team. Many of their responsibilities overlap the EOD
mission. So EOD may be required to assist the NBC team once the EOD mission is finished.
Coordination will be handled by the CP supervisor.
7. Now it is time to review the EOD mission. Keep in mind the CAICO team is made up for peace time
situations only. In a combat environment the EOD team will follow the chemical/biological
procedures outlined in FM 9-15.
a. Upon notification of a CB accident/incident, the EOD team will respond by the fastest means
(1) If the team is the first military to arrive, the EOD officer will take control until relieved by the
OSC, CAICO, or other senior military.
(2) Determine, if possible, the extent of hazard involved, start emergency measures to limit the
spread of the hazard and protect life.
(3) Identify and mark the initial exclusion area and downwind hazard area. The decision to
adjust the hazard areas will be made by the CAICO from information supplied by the EOD
(4) Start rescue operations for injured people in the hazard area. They should be evacuated
quickly to the control point on the hotline.
(5) Set up an initial command post in an uncontaminated area.
Check the area IAW the
procedures in FM 9-15.
(6) Set up and operate a personnel decontamination station (PBS) if the NBC team has not
arrived on the scene. The emergency PDS will suffice for unit personnel.