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81st WMD Civil Support Team

The baseline mission of the 81st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, North Dakota National Guard, is to, upon request of civil authorities:

  • Provide NBC-related technical advice, onsite situational assessments, and detection capability for Federal, State, and local response elements and agencies in the event of a WMD incident.
  • Provide early detection, initial sample collection, and NBC reconnaisance
  • Provide initial medical assessment
  • Assist in NBC hazard predictions and assessments, including identification of boundaries of the affected area, distribution of hazard, type of hazard agent and severity of damages, deaths, and injuries

The potential future mission of the 81st WMD CST, is to, upon request of civil authorities:

  • Expand primary WMD mission to include Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, Explosive, and Radiological (B-NICER) Terrorism, Criminal events, or accidents
  • Provide "Last Line" EOD support
  • Provide "Last Line" Decontamination support
  • Enhance the capabilities of other Federal, State, and local authorities to deliver multi-hazard emergency management in North Dakota by expanding the original WMD mission of the 81st MSD (Civil Support Team LT) to support all hazards in all phases of emergency management



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