The Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence conducted the 2018 iteration of the WMD-MD-21243 Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum for Trainers of First Responders to CBRN Incidents Course.

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The aim of the course is to provide CBRN First Responders with a common requisite understanding of how to prepare for and respond to CBRN incidents. Instructions were specifically designed to assist nations to improve their civil emergency plans, complement national training systems and improve co-operation between CBRN first responders.

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Eighteen participants from ALG, AUT, BLR, GEO, ISR, ITA, JOR, LVA, POL and SVN participated in theoretical briefings, syndicate work and practical training exercises. Practical training was organized at the Training Centre of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic in Brno. The training included practical demonstrations of CBRN detection and decontamination equipment. It was followed by practical exercise where students had to respond to a Chemical and Radiological incident using the information they were provided during lectures.

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Student generated feedback, as well as the feedback received from the NATO CEPC observers were very positive. Students commented that the course curriculum was very useful for their immediate assignments, as well as their career professional development.

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Text: Course Director CPT Dejan PAGON, (SVN-A)

Photo: Course Admin WO Petr MOHNACS, (CZE-A)