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Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Teams

Dirty bombs, suspicious “white powders” and the intentional release of toxic industrial chemicals are examples of CBRN incidents.

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We have five CBRN Teams in HRM, trained to Intermediate Level.

We have four CBRN Teams in HRM, trained to Advanced Level.

On Each Team:

  • 6 Haz Mat Technicians Per Team (HRM Fire Personnel)
  • 2 Explosives Disposal Technicians (HRP & RCMP Personnel)
  • 2 Forensic Identification Specialists (HRP & RCMP Personnel)
  • 2 Advance Care Paramedics  (Emergency Health Services Personnel)

CBRN specialists and resources are available 24/7 to assist Incident Commanders with threat assessment and mitigation of potential CBRN incidents.

 

Levels of CBRN First Responder Training:

Introductory Level:CBRN

  • Public Transit Operators
  • Building Operators
  • Mail Room Staff
  • Recognize Potential CBRN Threats
  • Protect Themselves
  • Alert Responders

Basic Level:

  • 911 Operators
  • Police
  • Fire FightersCBRN
  • Paramedics

  • Recognize Potential Threats & Incidents
  • Protect Themselves
  • Respond Accordingly
  • Call In Specialists As Required

Intermediate Level:

  • Haz Mat Technicians
  • Bomb Technicians
  • Forensics Identification Specialists
  • Advance Care Paramedics
  • Intervene In The Incident
  • Mitigate The Incident
  • Neutalize The Incident
  • Direct Action To Save Lives

Advanced Level:

  • Haz Mat Technicians
  • Bomb Technicians
  • Forensics Identification Specialists
  • Advance Care Paramedics
  • Extensive Hands On Intervention Training In A Live Agent Enviromment

 

The training of CBRN teams was a 2003 initiative sponsored by the Government of Canada. Toronto and Vancouver also have teams.