CBRN / HazMat Training Blog

Delhi detectives set to combat CBRN threat

Written by Steven Pike on 05 August 2013

Police not only combat criminals on Delhi’s streets. They are now being trained to deal with threats to security from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents.

As the first-on-the-scene responders to disasters or emergency incidents, Delhi Police have been trained to prepare for both the threat of terrorist incidents and also accidents, like the Mayaouri incident in 2010. This serious radiation leak left one dead and seven others hospitalised after scrap metal workers cut open an irradiator, unaware of its hazardous contents.

To prepare Delhi’s South District to meet the challenges of CBRN agents, 97 Police Officers of all ranks from constables to inspectors attended a two-day programme. Expert training was given by a range of specialists including the Indian Army, Air Force, Defence Research and the Atomic Research Centre. As well as theory and lectures on CBRN emergencies and counter-measures there was also a hands-on demonstration of a HazMat Vehicle and a mock drill on Chemical Agent Response.

Whilst Police are usually the first-on-the-scene responders, it is vital that all emergency services – including the ambulance and fire services – as well as the armed forces are made aware and prepared to act by undertaking CBRN training. Argon Electronics has already supplied the Indian Army with chemical detection simulators including CAMSIM, ChemPro100-SIM and GID-3-SIM. Preparation is good.

Realistic preparation is best. Argon’s simulators generate readings and alarms – and are so realistic that users often forget that they aren’t using the real thing. Argon has a proven ability to produce world class, realistic, and cost-effective simulation equipment and software, tried and relied upon by armed forces in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Sweden.

Whilst threats come in all shapes and sizes, Argon’s simulators for Indian Police help ensure that the long arm of the law keeps the CBRN threat at arm’s length.

Topics: Chemical Hazard Training, Radiation Hazard Training, Biological Hazard Training

Steven Pike

Written by Steven Pike

Steven Pike is the Founder and Managing Director of Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. A graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, Steven has been awarded a number of international patents relating to the field of hazardous material training systems and technology.