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CERF-P Open House

The Soldiers and Airmen of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) team were validated this past August According to Lt. Col. Tim Kojetin, 84th Troop Command Brigade Officer in Charge and the commander, the Minnesota CERF-P team will now be able to be used to assist civilian first-responders as required They could respond to any emergency in our region or back-up another CERF-P anywhere in the country

Recently, they held an open house in Minneapolis to allow the members of the community and other service members to come in and see the equipment they use up close

Policemen, firemen and other community service members from the surrounding areas were able to come in and take a closer look at what the National Guard team has to offer in times of an emergency Decontamination centers, extraction tools and medical stations were set up as they would be on site to allow the visitors to get up close look at what the members of the CERF-P team would use on site

CERF-P consists of four different elements; command and control team, search and extraction team, decontamination team, medical team According to Lt. Col. Kojetin, not all elements will be needed for every emergency The CERF-P is modular and they will bring only what they need

Units attached to the CERF-P include the 850th Engineers based in Cambridge, the 434th Chemical Company based in Northfield, Minneapolis, Redwing, medical personnel from the 133rd Airlift Wing based in St Paul and 148th Fighter Wing based in Duluth and the Headquarters detachment of the 84th Troop Command based in Minneapolis

By Sgt Lynette Hoke
Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
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Mar. 7, CERF-P Open House





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