Training and Exercises

By Yves Kovalevsky Yves Kovalevsky discusses the growing importance and potential of virtual CBRN training solutions and introduces ERTC and NBC-Sys' ViRTTER program.  Today, the word “metaverse” often refers to a marketing concept encompassing several immersive technologies such...
By NCT Consultants With the war in Ukraine ongoing and CBRNe risks stemming from Russian aggression omnipresent, national CBRNe response teams equipped cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive training are now and will continue to be essential in guaranteeing...

FORMATEX23: Responding to Natech Events in the EU and Beyond 

By Patrick Norén CBNW Magazine Editor Patrick Norén reports on FORMATEX23, the first ever EU-funded full-scale exercise in Austria on responding to major accidents triggered...

Project PROACTIVE: An Inclusive Human-Centered Approach in CBRNe Preparedness and Response 

By Grigore Havarneanu PROACTIVE stands for “PReparedness against CBRNE threats through cOmmon Approaches between security praCTItioners and the VulnerablE civil society”. It was a Research...

China’s Participation in Russian Military Exercises  

By David Oliver David Oliver discusses what China’s participation in Russian military exercises means for the war in Ukraine and for global security. On March 20,...

Where can CBRN instructors be trained?

By Cpt. Eng. Michal Setnicka, Ph.D, Researcher, Radiological (Chemical) Analyst & Trainer, Czech Fire Rescue Service, Czech Republic Everyone probably knows and identifies with the...

NCT PRO Challenge is here to stay

NCT PRO Challenge was created three years ago as an innovative CBRNe training concept with a focus on SWAT and SOF units and was...

Dutch Defence CBRN Centre innovates its training facilities

Mr. Eyal Kapuza and Sgt. Ruud ter Linden, working for the Dutch Defense CBRN Centre, offer a detailed view of the Dutch Army efforts to...

FORMATEX23: A full scale multi-national exercise for NATECH events

The Exercise Director of FORMATEX23, Mag. Gottfried Kerschbaummayr, updates Anna Paternnosto on the progress and goals of this Union Civil Protection Mechanism funded project. What...

Latest CBRNe Trainings amid a highly challenging CBRNe environment

By Major Georgios Gkanalas, EOD/IEDD/CBRNe SME 116 Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force, Greece. During the last nine months, the world has witnessed the unthinkable after...

Realistic training: readiness to respond to CBRNe threat

Establishing, Enhancing, and Assessing the Units’ Response Readiness to CBRNe Threats. By Mr. Boban Cekovic, General Manager Operations (CBRN SME), Hotzone Solutions, Netherlands. The overall readiness...

Keeping the Edge Sharp

The Challenges of Training a Specialty Unit By Mr. Travis Rebello, Education and Training Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, USA. Training starts for team members...

FORMATEX 23: Conference on Natech Risk Management

By Dr. Hannes Kern, Principal Consultant, IRIS, Austria. Natural hazards are generally not in the main focus of the CBRNE community. Nevertheless, the still growing...

UK Contaminated Fatalities Management

By Insp. David Lowe, CBRN Training and Development Manager, UK Police National CBRN Centre, UK The dignified recovery of people killed in terrorist attacks is...

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