Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN)
EOD Technicians are trained in CBRN and WMD response in order to safely mitigate the hazards associated with these threats. Detection, location, and identification of the hazardous source are fundamental skills associated with this mission. CBRN/WMD response demands a level of attention to detail that requires constant, repetitive practice in order to safely mitigate explosive and contamination hazards. Essential planning and coordination are the drivers to effective CBRN/WMD response and the safeguard of personnel.
WCTS is one of the few companies to have provided live agent training to EOD and Special Operations Forces. Our Live Agent Training commences with a baseline of instruction on Chemical, Biological, and Radiological warfare agents, safety and mission briefing, and mission equipment. We custom design the curriculum to focus and incorporate the attending unit’s specific CBRN mission and their issued equipment. Using the familiar building block method of training and exercise progression, the course advances from classroom and practical applications to “walk-through dry exercises” (inert agents) to the final evaluation “full mission live exercises” (use of live chemical/biological agents). A variety of scenario based training which includes access, reconnaissance, sampling and identification, decontamination, casualty management and explosive ordnance device (EOD) render safe have been delivered ranging from complex manufacturing labs to simple dispersal devices. All training aids are produced by WCTS unless contaminated items are requested.
All Chemical, Biological and Radiological Agents are handled by qualified personnel, with decontamination checks formally recorded and filed in accordance with regulations.
Along with our Live Agent Training course, WCTS also trains EOD Technicians through simulated CBRN exercises that allow for the influences and effects of a complex environment. These training courses provide the EOD Technicians the ability to plan for and coordinate a CBRN response utilizing proper protective equipment and leak, seal, package and decontamination procedures.