Chemical Biological Incident Response Force


Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
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CBIRF insignia
Active April 1, 1996 – present
Country United States
Branch USMC
Role CBRNE Consequence Management
Part of II Marine Expeditionary Force
Garrison/HQ Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
Nickname The 'Birf
Motto Certo Occultus Hostis
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Peter W. Ahern

The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) is a unit in the United States Marine Corps responsible for countering the effects of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incident. They were activated in April 1996 by General Charles C. Krulak, then Commandant of the Marine Corps. The unit is based at Naval Support Facility in Indian Head, Maryland and fall under the command of the II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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Mission

When directed, a CBIRF unit will forward-deploy and/or respond to a credible threat of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incident in order to assist local, state, or federal agencies and Unified Combat Commanders in the conduct of consequence management operations.

CBIRF accomplishes this mission by providing capabilities for agent detection and identification, casualty search and extraction, technical rescue, personnel decontamination, and emergency medical care and stabilization of contaminated victims.

History

Since its inception CBIRF has trained many local agencies. It has also had a presence at the following:

1996 Presidential Inaugural Ceremony
1996 Summer Olympic Games
1997 Presidential State of the Union Address
1997 Denver Summit of the Eight
1998 Presidential State of the Union Address
1999 Presidential State of the Union Address
2000 Presidential Inaugural Ceremony
2000 Presidential State of the Union Address
2001 Presidential State of the Union Address
2001 Cleaned Anthrax out of the Longworth House Office Bldg in Washington, DC
2002 Presidential State of the Union Address
2003 Presidential State of the Union Address
2004 Presidential State of the Union Address
2004 Ricin Incident Attack on Dirksen Senate Building
2004 Dedication of World War II Memorial
2004 Laying In State of President Ronald W. Reagan
2005 Presidential Inaugural Ceremony
2005 Presidential State of the Union Address
2006 Presidential State of the Union Address
2007 Presidential State of the Union Address
2008 Presidential State of the Union Address
2009 Presidential Inaugural Ceremony
2009 Presidential State of the Union Address
2010 Presidential State of the Union Address
2011 Presidential State of the Union Address
2011 To help for nuclear crisis in Japan

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.


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