Some Aspects of Term of Decontamination Perception on Both National and Alliance Levels


The classification of a term of "decontamination" comes out not only from the Alliance norms, national military regulations and publications, but also from the documents that deal with the conception of decontamination for civilian purposes, i.e. from documents of the Fire Rescue Brigades of the Czech Republic. The study of both Alliance and national documents has proved that in many cases this term is being introduced in a different way which might cause not very homogenous interpretation and understanding to accomplished decontamination measurements and thus even overall disunity in a framework not only of Alliance, but also in selected basic and other parts of the Integrated Rescue System of the Czech Republic. The paper analyses approaches to the term of "decontamination"practically only by means of definitions in use nowadays. At the end of this document there are recommendations which ought be considered by the management of the Czech Armed Forces Chemical Corps within the area of its respective interest.

Lt.Col. Pavel Otřísal, PhD., MBA, born in 1972. He graduated from The Military College of the Ground Forces in Vyškov in 1994. In 2011 he completed his professional training program "Public relations" and in 2012, his PhD. studies. In 2015 he completed his habilitation and he was appointed Associate Professor in the field of Defense of Forces and Population. He served  in commander and staff posts at battalion and brigade levels. In 2005, he joined the NBC Defence Institute of the University of Defense in Vyškov, where he has been acting until now. He deals with the issue of combat and operational use of units, in the area of the chemical corps.

Country: Czech Republic


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