Read more: CBRN Warning and Reporting Specialist Pilot Course

       JCBRN Defence COE conducted a CBRN Warning and Reporting Specialist pilot course from 15-19 Oct 2012.  The course consisted of 10 students from five countries. (GBR, ITA, POL, GRC, DNK, CZE).

      The COE designed the course to train and qualify students in warning, reporting and hazard prediction of CBRN incidents.  It also served to strengthen the foundation for integrity, good governance and management for members of the CBRN Warning and Reporting Centre by sharing common experiences and challenges, as well as CBRN Warning and Reporting exercises intended to enhance professionalism.

Read more: CBRN Units Evaluators Course

         Since the last NATO Training and Evaluation Policy promulgation, the Alliance underwent one of the most significant transformations in its history.  In the light of the new Policy, NATO asked Allied Nations to offer forces (HQs and Units) in order to meet the combat readiness requirements and standards established by SACEUR through the ACO Forces Standards (AFS).


Read more: 13th Steering Commitee Meeting

       The JCBRN Defence COE hosted the 13th Steering Committee meeting in Vyškov, Czech Republic on 18 – 19 September 2012. The SC Chairman and new JCBRN Defence COE Director Colonel Jiri Gajdos welcomed all SC members as well as representatives from SHAPE, ACT and the IMS. In his opening address, he introduced to the Steering Committee his vision of the future development of the JCBRN Defence COE with a strong focus on three main goals:

  1. Noticeable increase in international prestige for the JCBRN Defence COE.  The COE must be recognized as a highly respected workplace offering top-level expertise and experience.
  2. Focused JCBRN Defence COE activity to support strategic and operational capabilities.  Understanding NATO and its needs plays a critical role in accomplishing this mission.
  3. Develop a long-term strategy to obtain influential international positions at all levels in order to become a practical and effective military organization which will play a critical role in CBRN Defence throughout NATO.

     On the first day of the meeting, the JCBRN Defence COE presented the status report to the Steering Committee and informed them about the latest COE project development, manning, internal rotation of COE staff and the successful in-processing of new members.


Read more: CBRN Warning and Reporting System - Manual Procedures Advanced Course in Serbia

     JCBRN Defence COE organized a CBRN Warning and Reporting System – Manual Procedures Advanced Course in the CBRN Training Centre in Kruševac, Serbia.

    The aim of this second course was to  train  members of  the  Serbian  armed forces in  detailed procedures  for the evaluation
of CBRN incidents/releases, as well as the production and dissemination of CBRN reports based on the ATP-45(D) publication.

     The  JCBRN  Defence COE  Mobile  Training Team  (MTT)  organized  the  course  located  at  the  CBRN TC  in  Kruševac  from 10 –14 September 2012.  The 314th Warning and Reporting Centre supported the course by providing two additional instructors. 

     15 students participated in the course and they represented a wide spectrum of the Serbian Armed Forces.  All the participants recently graduated from the CBRN Warning and Reporting System – Manual Procedures Basic Course that the MTT also conducted in Serbia from 23-27 April 2012.  The MTT conducted both courses in the English language in accordance with ATP - 45(D) and AEP – 45(C) standards.

 Read more: The First Responders Trainers Course

     In a framework of the implementation of the Non-Binding Guidelines and in cooperation with NATO CEP staff “The First Responders Trainers Course” (FRTC) 2012 was held at JCBRN Defence COE from 4 to 8 JUN 2012.

    The aim of the course was to familiarise participants with the International CBRN training curriculum and enable them to train existing and future first responders. The course was aimed at trainers/instructors who conduct training for response to CBRN events at national and international level.

    14 students from 8 different countries (5 students from Non-NATO countries) participated on the Course. External lectors from various countries and institutions (Civil Emergency Planning – NOR, NBC Defence School - AUT, Academy for Crisis Management – GER, Fire Defence Directorate - CZE, University of Defence Brno – CZE, Technical University of Ostrava – CZE, General staff – CZE, JCBRN Defence COE – GBR, SLO) were invited to provide lessons promoting quality and ensuring internationality of the Course.