CBRNe Convergence Boston 2022
Back Baby Back!
31 October - 2 November 2022
Sadly the pandemic dislocated our previous Boston event in 2020… so now we have had another two years to make this the best CBRN event that Boston has seen! Working closely with state and local agencies we are going to have a three-day event, with a larger range of pre-event workshops than ever before, a programme packed with international, national and regional speakers, a practical demo and the largest CBRNE exhibition in the US in 2022!
Massachusetts is dense with CBRN expertise, from local responders through to national labs, and CBRNe Convergence will pull on all of those strands. Set in downtown Boston, a short walk from historic Fenway Park, the 15th Annual CBRNe Convergence will be the definitive international CBRNE event in 2022. There’ll be over 70 stands from all CBRNE elements, 40 speakers from Federal, State, Local and international agencies, and six workshops.
Registration for CBRNe Convergence is now live, you can complete your registration here
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A list of hotels in the Back Bay area can be found here
31st October: AM Workshops
Hybrid Decon: Detect, Decon, Verify, First Line Technology, Frank Roberts
There’s more to decontamination than just shower and pool decon lines. Your SOPs shouldn’t only take you half-way. ProperHazMat incident response starts with detection, identification, and then decon. This workshop focuses on modern detectioncapabilities and the Hybrid Decon methodology by blotting away visible contamination, applying a reactive decon solution, and removing residual waste (the BAR Method) before the final step of verification. First Line Technology brings together the necessary tools, tactics, and techniques to eliminate the threats of today, tomorrow, the future.
Take Command of Your Response – Connected Safety for Hazmat Teams, Blackline Safety, Doug Mayer
Gas monitoring and connected safety technology should empower your fire and hazmat response and give you more control andvisibility into the situation; however, ineffective technology only slows teams down. To ensure a quick, safe, and effective response, teams need accurate, real-time data at their fingertips, and the most critical pieces of information will likely come from gas detection devices.Consider your current process when a response call is received. This session will teach how new technology can make your responses faster, simpler, more flexible and more accurate – from the moment your start loading the response vehicle to the post incident hotwash. It will demonstrate the simple process to transition from existing, out-of-date devices to a safer and more efficient modern response ecosystem, and all the benefits it has to offer.
31st October: PM Workshops
CBRNe 'High Threat' Exercise II, Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales, Gareth Roberts
Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales (formerly Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, WECTU) are regularly involved in counter terrorist investigations.They have operationally deployed to high threat CBRNe scenes at times of a known threat to planned events and other CBRNe related incidents. Gareth will be able to talk about how they built the discrete CBRNE capability, maintain skill sets, innovate tactics to varying environments and assess intelligence to determine courses of action when you discover 'forks in the road' (ie 'Are we dealing with chemical/manufacture, HME, illicit narcotics?) in real life situations.
Tactical Decontamination, LSU/NCBRT
Tactical Decontamination references the special requirements of decontamination during exigent tactical operations conducted in a chemical, biological or radiological environment (CBR). Although technical decontamination is the foundation for tactical, most technical decontamination standard operating procedures are inadequate in addressing the challenges brought by a CBR tacticalinterdiction operation compared to a standard hazardous materials incident operation.This workshop will provide information, demonstrations, and opportunity for discussion on the following topical areas: Baseline Technical Decontamination; Firearm Safety; Firearm Collection of Discharged Weapons; Prisoner Escort; Non-Compliant Suspects; Injured Persons; Discovery of Evidence During Decontamination; Tactical Gear Considerations; Law Enforcement – Fire. –EMS Integration