More information on workshops!
The 31st of October is CBRNe Convergence's pre-event workshop day. This will have FOUR workshops on a vartiety of techinical information: hybrid decon, connected safety, high threat exercise and tactical decon. These are designed to be deep dives into a subect and give delegates a far greater understanding of the topic.
Hybrid Decon: (half day workshop)
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. Proper HazMat incident response starts with detection, identification, and then decon. This workshop focuses on modern detection capabilities 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 (half day workshop)
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 yourresponses faster, simpler, more flexible and more accurate – from the moment your start loading the response vehicle to the postincidenthotwash. It will demonstrate the simple process to transition from existing, out-of-date devices to a safer and moreefficient modern response ecosystem, and all the benefits it has to offer.
CBRNe 'High Threat' Exercise II (half day workshop)
Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales, Gareth Roberts
The workshop will be delivered by Gareth Roberts from Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales (formerly Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, WECTU) who 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, modernise tactics to varying environments and assess intelligence to determine courses of action when you discover 'forks in the road' (i.e. 'Are we dealing with chemical manufacture, HME, illicit narcotics?) in real life situations. The event will be a mix of background delivery and plenary sessions to share experiences, identify organisational learning and effective practice.
‘The day we stand still, is the day we go backwards’, we must strive for collective education, innovation and sheer will to deter, disrupt and detect terrorist activity allowing the public to go about their daily lives freely and with confidence.
.Tactical Decontamination (half day workshop)
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, mosttechnical decontamination standard operating procedures are inadequate in addressing the challenges brought by a CBR tactical interdiction 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 EscortNon-Compliant Suspects, Injured Persons, Discovery of Evidence During Decontamination, Tactical Gear Considerations, Law Enforcement – Fire. – EMS Integration