From 20-24 June 2011 the JCBRN Defence COE hostes the second iteration of the CBRN First Responders Trainers Course  where 14 attendees from 11 countries take part. The event is held under the NATO Civil Emergency Planning and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) patronage and sets a precondition for opportunity to launch one of the EAPC training centers as a part of the EAPC network, by the JCBRN Defence COE. 

         Besides the JCBRN Defence COE Staff, a number of the collaborative institutions and universities contribute to the Course Training Program that is based on the International CBRN Training Curriculum for First Responders. The main aim is to increase the value of the response to CBRN incidents and the first responders’ interoperability. 

        Simultaneously with the Course, the Non-Binding Guidelines Working Group regular meeting is held at the JCBRN Defence COE where a variety of aspects related to the standards for the CBRN first responders are in the agenda.

Author: LTC Jaroslav Borek