The Field Management of Chemical and
Biological Casualties Course (FCBC) is conducted by the US Army Medical
Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground,
Field Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (FCBC) - #6H-F37/300-F31 (School code 879)
The course is designed for Medical
Service Corps officers (67A), Chemical Corps officers and non-commissioned
officers in medical or chemical specialties. Classroom instruction, laboratory
and field exercises prepare graduates to become trainers in the first echelon
management of chemical and biological agent casualties.
Classroom discussion includes: the
current global threat of chemical and biological agent use, the characteristics
and effects of threat agents, recognition and emergency treatment of agent
exposure, principles of triage and decontamination of chemical and biological
agent casualties. Small-group exercises reinforce these casualty management
During two days of field training,
attendees establish a casualty decontamination site and use the site during
scenario-based exercises to manage litter and ambulatory casualties. Using this
site, attendees practice principles of personal protection, agent detection,
triage, emergency treatment and decontamination of chemical casualties.
This five-day course is offered five
times each year at USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
For more information, contact the
Chemical Casualty Care Division, USAMRICD at DSN 584-2230/3393, CML (410)
436-2230/3393, DSN FAX 584-3086, CML (410) 436-3086, e-mail: email@example.com,
or write to: Commander, USAMRICD, ATTN: MCMR-CDM (Chemical Casualty Care
Division), 3100 Ricketts Point Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400.
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