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DECONTAMINATION
CERPE
PERSONAL DECONTAMINATION LINE
MISSION
CERPE’s aim is to decontaminate personnel
who may or may not be wearing CBRN
individual protection and have been exposed
to contamination by any of the following
agents:
• 
radiological,
• 
industrial chemical,
• 
chemical war,
• 
biological.
This equipment permits intervention during an attack against forces based on home ground or
deployed in operations abroad. This equipment ensures that the decontamination needs are met
for pre-positioned forces and their families.
CERPE is a decontamination chain for
personnel which can:
• 
treat a given number of contaminated
people with local means,
• 
avoid any transfer of contamination of N
and C hazards,
• 
reinforce
existing
decontamination
methods for personnel,
• 
guarantee reconditioning of sheltered
personnel.
STATUS
In use in French Forces (Army, Air Force, Gendarmerie, Health services of French Army…).
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