CBRN / HazMat Training Blog

Discover Argon's CBRN simulator training tools at FMI Industry Day

Written by Steven Pike on 28-Jul-2021 13:00:00

Representatives from Danish military defense, security, aerospace and emergency response sectors will be converging in Ballerup, Denmark, on August 26th 2021 for the Ministry of Defence Material and Procurement Agency ‘FMI Industry Day’. 

With a reputation as the country’s largest exhibition of security and defense equipment, FMI Industry Day will provide the opportunity for attendees to explore new developments in the fields of CBRN technology and emergency preparedness available from Argon.

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Heightening the realism of CBRNe training with PlumeSIM

Written by Steven Pike on 23-Jun-2021 13:00:00

Providing military and civilian responders with access to realistic hands-on training is crucial in ensuring that they are able to confidently handle the challenges of a diverse range of CBRNe incidents.

A common issue for CBRNe instructors however, is how to deliver a training experience that offers the desired combination of authenticity, consistency and effectiveness. 

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Could micro reactors be the answer to the carbon-emissions crisis?

Written by Steven Pike on 01-Dec-2020 13:00:00

Seventy years ago, electricity was generated by a nuclear reactor for the very first time at the EBR-I experimental station on the outskirts of Idaho, USA.

Three years later, in Obninsk Russia, a nuclear power station would go on to produce the world's first ever electricity for a power grid.

Through the 1960s and 70s many more nuclear reactors were constructed all over the world, with many countries envisioning a future of cheap and emission-free electricity.

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Predicting the civilian reaction to a nuclear WMD event

Written by Steven Pike on 22-Aug-2019 13:00:00

Being able to predict how civilian individuals will react within the first minutes, hours and days of a major nuclear attack could well provide a life-saving resource for government agencies and emergency first responders.

And it this specific goal that has served as the impetus for an innovative Homeland Defence and Security Information Analysis Centre (HDIAC) research project titled 'A Framework for Modelling Society Following a Nuclear WMD Event'.

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CBRNe & HazMat threats: how prepared are our healthcare providers?

Written by Steven Pike on 30-May-2019 10:45:00

CBRNe and HazMat incidents have the potential to contaminate large numbers of the general public.

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Science for safety and security: the 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium

Written by Steven Pike on 14-May-2019 13:00:00

The 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium (formerly the CBW Protection Symposium) will take place at the MalmöMassän Exhibition and Congress Center in Malmö, Sweden this September 24th to 26th 2019.

The ever-evolving character of modern-day CBRNe threats has relevance that reaches far beyond military defence circles, with an increasing number of biological, chemical and explosive terrorist acts taking place in civilian settings throughout the world.

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Observations from the CBRNe Summit Europe 2019

Written by Steven Pike on 09-May-2019 13:00:00

In April 2019 Birmingham played host to the largest gathering of CBRNe officials in Europe at CBRNe Summit Europe 2019.

For those who attended, the three-day event offered the opportunity to hear analysis on the CBRNe threats currently facing the UK, to get an overview of European military CBRNe capabilities and to gain better understanding of first responder techniques in the event of a terrorist attack.

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A guide to the 2019 CBRN Exhibition in Fort Leonard Wood

Written by Steven Pike on 10-Apr-2019 13:00:00

CBRN and WMD terrorism, whether it occurs at home or abroad, remains an ongoing threat with the potential to inflict mass casualties. And the effects of terrorist incidents can persist long after the event, as evidenced by the after-effects of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

Just this week there were reports of the recent deaths of a further three retired FDNY firefighters, all of whom succumbed to the effects of 9/11 related illnesses believed to be caused by toxic dust at Ground Zero. All three lost their lives within a 48 hour period, bringing the number of post-9/11 FDNY employee deaths to more than 180.

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Are your CBRNe training solutions environmentally sustainable?

Written by Steven Pike on 20-Feb-2019 13:00:00

One of the primary drivers of modern chemical warfare agent (CWA) training is the need to be prepared for complex and unpredictable terrorist-related incidents, but that in itself means there are some unique challenges for instructors to overcome.

In the majority of cases in CBRNe warfare, for example, the 'enemy' that you're likely to be up against may be an invisible, or near invisible one.

It is widely accepted that effective CBRNe training hinges on the opportunity for personnel to experience, and train for, a range of chemical, biological or radiological threats in the safest possible way.

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4 essential tools for effective HazMat and CBRNe training

Written by Steven Pike on 19-Feb-2019 13:00:00

The successful management of a major hazardous materials or CBRNe incident hinges on personnel having access to the right equipment - and having the know-how, experience and confidence to handle that equipment effectively.

In this blog post, we summarize the features of four essential detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) tools, all of which are regularly used in the course of live CBRNe and HazMat response.

We also compare those products with examples of high-fidelity simulator equivalents that are widely used, with great effectiveness, in the carrying out of a diverse range of safety-critical training exercises.

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