Best Practices and Guidelines for CBR Mass Personnel Decontamination Training Support Package


The Technical Support Working Group has released the Best Practices and Guidelines for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Mass Personnel Decontamination Training Support Package (MPD TSP) for use by all emergency responders confronting the need to decontaminate large groups of people affected by CBR events.

The Best Practices and Guidelines for CBR Mass Personnel Decontamination TSP contains information on the following: Response to CBR Event, Pre-Decontamination Procedures, Decontamination, Post-Decontamination, Scene Considerations, Identifying the Hazard, and also contains a student assessment, glossary, acronym list, and resources.

The MPD TSP is a 288 page publication within a 3 ring binder containing an Instructor Guide, Instructor CD containing PowerPoint™ instructional slides, video files, and Student Guide. Also included are a Train-the-Trainer video and Classroom Support DVDs.

Due to the sensitive nature of its content, the MPD TSP is a restricted document available only to Federal, Allied, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. Contractors providing services and training to these agencies may also procure the TSP with the sponsorship of their contracting agency.  The MPD TSP is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO). All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).  The cost is $185 U.S. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00191-6.

To order the MPD TSP, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number.  Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mailed document with an approval number and ordering instructions. The TSP can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online:,  E-mail: [email protected];  Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800,  Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.