When lives are on the line, every second counts.
Only a few years ago, most first responders and first receivers did not view chemical weapon agents and T-2 toxin as a concern. These agents were a problem for the military, to be dealt with in, hopefully, rare combat circumstances where trained personnel and proper equipment are available.
Today the climate has changed. Exposure to chemical weapons can no longer be thought of as an exclusively military problem.
What would you do right now if you were responding to a terrorist attack with chemical weapons? Do you have the right tool at hand? Do you have a skin decontamination lotion available?