PlumeSIMĀ® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

By STEVEN PIKE The range of potential threats makes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response training a challenging business. However, electronic simulation equipment is making significant advances in effectiveness of exercises. Historically, CBRN response training has involved trainees carrying real detection instruments, searching for small quantities of simulants and, in the case of training for nuclear hazards, responding to handwritten signs showing the level of radiation present at a given location. These methods have, of course, been useful in training responders to deal with CBRN threats; but compared to the options available today, they are sever...

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