Another iteration of the Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum Course was organized by the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (under NATO Civil Emergency Planning Committee) from 20 to 24 April 2015.
The aim was to ensure that CBRN first responders have a common knowledge base and a minimum level of preparedness when responding to CBRN incidents. Such training was designed to assist nations to improve their civil emergency plans, complement national training systems and improve co-operation between CBRN first responders.
The JCBRN Defence COE Steering Committee met on 21 – 22 April 2015 with the participation of representatives of the Sponsoring Nations,along with representatives from Allied Command Transformation, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO International Military Staff, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Non-Proliferation Centre and the European Union Military Staff (EUMS).
Members of the JCBRN Defence COE visited the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) on 19 February 2015 and were provided with an extensive overview of the organization and structure of the FFI, including a tour of the chemical, radiological and biological detection laboratories.