Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN)
This course is designed for EOD students with little to no CBRN experience. Students should have already been trained in EOD (Un-Exploded Ordnance) UXO Operations Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense incorporate protective measures taken in situations in which any of these four hazards are present. CBRN defense consists of CBRN passive protection, contamination avoidance and CBRN mitigation. CBRN agents can cause mass destruction through gross contamination of sites and populace in and moving through CBRN attack sites. CBRN incidents are responded to under the assumption that they are deliberate, malicious acts with the intention to kill, sicken, and/or disrupt society. Evidence preservation, sampling identification and decontamination are the main focus of this training. The training familiarizes students with CBRN material, associated hazards and safe procedures for neutralizing those hazards. Topics include an overview of chemical, biological, nuclear, toxic chemical and other CBRN hazards; detection and identification; as well as decontamination procedures.
CBRN Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) (Advanced CBRN)
The course differs from the basic CBRN course by covering topics essential to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and HME relevant to a facility designed to produce CBRN weapon systems. Inherent to these kinds of facilities are processes such as distillation processes, biological agent cultivation and radiological agent processing from medical labs and X-Ray Diagnostics facilities. This course enables military and civilian EOD, Intelligence and CBRN technicians/Hazmat personnel with a basic CBRN understanding to safely prosecute a CBRN production facility. Topics include: chemical and biological Agents; radiological materials; chemical and biological weapons labs; radiological dispersion devices; Improvised Nuclear Devices (IND); HMEs; lab prosecution safety; detection equipment and sampling techniques and tools.