Description: This course provides training for interagency response representatives in the organization of an effective chemical, biological, and/or radiological incident response.  Special consideration is also given to CBRN incident consequence management considerations. 

Learning objectives: Through this course, students will gain an understanding of:

1)   the current and emerging CBRN threat environment;

2)   civilian-military operational interaction;

3)   CBR consequence management principles, including the release of toxic industrial chemicals;

4)   CBRN Warning and Reporting management principles.

Expected Training Audience: Prospective students should have a background in or are currently working in the fields of fire and rescue, police, paramedic services, or some other first responder profession; either civilian or military.  Students must possess good English language skills.

The aim of this course is to introduce and describe CBRN Consequence Management (CM), the NATO Crisis Management concept, organization, systems, and procedures, including Cooperation and Partnership initiatives in CBRN Crisis / Consequence Management, to NATO and Partner Nation officers and their civilian equivalents.

Learning Objective:
The course provides Lessons Learned from recent NATO commitments and exercises, identifies the importance of Rules of Engagement, CM Processes, and Public Information during the planning and implementation of Crisis Response Operations. Also, the course explains Consequence Management after CBRN incident in relation to media and communications.

Expected Training Audience:
The course was developed for key elements of the CM structure including police officers, firefighters, medical service professionals, military, civil defence, emergency management authorities, public information, and specialist teams such as counterterrorism units and investigatory agency members.

*PfP – Partnership for Peace; MD – Mediterranean Dialogue; ICI – Istanbul Cooperation Initiative; PatG – Partners across the Globe