New Disaster Prep launches chemical weapon identification tool
The new tool uses interactive training cards that give words, information, images and rub-for-scent smells that allow first-responders to familiarize themselves with chemical weapons through the senses. Each card set comes in its own Training Card Briefcase and should be stored in a cool, dry place when not in use.
The cards were manufactured by First Responder Prep LLC to allow for easier chemical weapon detection. Most chemical weapons have a unique odor and trainers believe if first responders can link that scent to the correct weapon, they can know how to properly handle a chemical incident.
It is believed the nose is the most direct pathway to the brain. The cards, if rubbed, produce the same scent as a given chemical weapon, allowing first responders to make that connection in their brains. The hands-on training is likely more effective than simply reading about chemical weapons in a book.
The Chemical Weapon ID Training Cards are now available for use.