Argon Electronics CBRNe / HazMat Training News

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service enhance radiological training

Written by Steven Pike on 25 Jun 2018

Argon Electronics has delivered a range of radiological training simulators to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

The simulators will enable the service to improve the quality of their radiological exercises, using the training simulators for the RDS200 radiation meter and EPD-Mk2 to practice and enhance radiological survey techniques and exercises involving ionizing sources, such as road traffic accidents, Non Destructive Testing (NDT), source recovery and fires at facilities where radioactive sources may present an additional risk to those attending the incident.


CBRN: Ensuring The Right Response

Written by Argon Electronics on 12 Apr 2013

In the past, training personnel for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents was relatively straightforward. Today, however, the task is far more complicated.  The emergency services are faced with many different challenges and no two incidents are ever the same.  This is largely due to the fact that, in recent years, the range of potential incidents has increased considerably, spanning from the dangers of entering meths labs to dealing with the threat of terrorist attacks, especially involving devices such as so-called dirty bombs.


Boris Berezovsky CBRN police search

Written by Argon Electronics on 28 Mar 2013

The sudden death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky captured the attention of the UK and global media over the weekend and into this week. Initially, there was speculation that Berezovsky’s death might have shared similarities with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, who was poisoned by the radioactive substance Polonium-210.