Argon CBRNe / HazMat Training News

Argon delivers radiological simulators to the Edwin R Bradley Laboratory

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. is delighted to announce the securing of a contract with the Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School (USACBRNS), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA to provide a suite of cutting-edge simulator training equipment for the enhancement of radiological training of the US military.

The Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is one of just a handful of radiological laboratories in the US providing military training in radiological and nuclear defence.


Argon celebrates 30 years in business and releases a new eBook

Written by Steven Pike on 13 Apr 2017

Argon Electronics, the global leader in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat training systems, celebrates 30 years in business this month and, in commemoration, has released an eBook that explores the three key types of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) training: Live Agent Training, Simulant Agent Training and Simulation Training.

“It seems only a relatively short time ago that discussions with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service relating to their desire to enhance radiological hazard training after the Chernobyl reactor accident resulted in Argon entering the field of CBRN simulation” reflected Steven Pike, Managing Director and Founder of Argon. “Fast forward some 28 years, and our training systems, underpinned by numerous patents and commercial relationships with many of the world’s leading detector manufacturers, are in use throughout the world to enhance CBRN training.”

To celebrate this achievement, Argon has launched a new website and has also released an eBook, which will help those organisations reviewing their CBRN and HazMat training consider some of the options available. “This is our first eBook, and the contribution from David Butler BEM, a former military officer at the UK Defence CBRN Centre Winterbourne Gunner has ensured interesting reading. At a time when hardly a month passes without mention of a CBRN related incident in the news, the need for organisations to ensure they are well prepared has never been greater.” affirmed Pike.

The eBook considers a number of factors relating to effective Chemical Warfare Agent training - including health and safety, regulatory burdens, the environment and costs.

The new eBook is available to download, free of charge, from the Argon website.


How simulation can enhance Military battlefield training

Written by Steven Pike on 04 Jun 2014

Argon Electronics has released a new white paper that focuses on enhancing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) military response training. Written by Tim Otter, ex-military officer and CEO of Lutra Associates, the paper, titled ‘How Simulation Can Enhance Battlefield Training’, examines the advances in training technology that enable the military to prepare for modern day conflicts.


Argon CBRN training simulators bring realism to Bristol Police drills

Written by Steven Pike on 21 May 2014

Argon Electronics’ range of CBRN response training simulators has brought a degree of realism that has significantly enhanced training at an exercise staged for police in the South West of the United Kingdom. The Argon equipment was supplied by the Police National CBRN Centre at Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire, which oversees the Police’s capacity and capability to deal with CBRN incidents, and was a highly valuable tool in the exercise as a means of improving the quality and value of training.


CBRN: Ensuring The Right Response

Written by Steven Pike 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.


Why wider CBRN response training is more urgent than ever

Written by Steven Pike on 13 Sep 2012

The recent CBRNe World article by Jim Murphy MP, UK Shadow Defence Secretary, made some interesting observations on the state of UK security and the position of the current government, many of which underline the urgency for wider CBRN response training.