The 2017 iteration of the WMD-MD-21243 Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum for Trainers of First Responders to CBRN Incidents Course was organized by the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence from 24 to 28 April 2017.

The aim of the course was to familiarize with the International CBRN Training Curriculum; to provide knowledge and understanding required for implementation of the CBRN Training Curriculum within their own nations; and to enhance interoperability among first responders in an international response to CBRN events.
The students (16 in total) from 11 NATO and partner countries participated in theoretical briefings, syndicate works and equipment demonstrations.
The practical training was organized in the Training Centre of Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic in Brno. It included the lectures and practical activities on individual protective equipment, CBRN detection devices, sampling kits and decontamination equipment. Finally, during the two exercises (one RAD incident, one CHEM incident) the students had to demonstrate everything they learned during the course.
The course was again evaluated as a very useful one with great value for students’ job.
Next iteration is planned for April 2018.

Author: CPT Gorazd STERGAR (SVN-A).
Photos & video: WO Ilona DVORACKOVA (CZE-A), MAJ Veronika GOLKOVA (CZE-A).