8 hours, 4 hours lecture, 4 hours practical
Block 1 is designed for personnel who could be required to maintain an operation capability within a CBRNe event, environmental catastrophe, or industrial accident. The course presentation covers the fundamental properties, signs and symptoms, downstream effects, essential medical countermeasures, and introduces traditional delivery/dispersal methodologies of higher-threat chemical and biological warfare agents at the awareness level. Key to this block of training are, agent overview, operator preparedness measures, introduction to consequences and mitigating circumstances, recognition of an event, and introducing decontamination to the user, as well as environmental and property considerations.
8 hours, 4 hours lecture, 4 hours practical
Block 2 is designed as a follow-on segment to block 1, a general understanding of Chem/Bio/Rad/Nuke hazards is highly recommended. This more advanced training includes tactical considerations for CBRNe operations, from planning and rehearsal through execution and reconstitution. Lecture material presented in this block includes, amplifying information of chemical and biological warfare agent characteristics, detailed analysis of medical signs and symptoms, as well as additional agents of interest and novel dissemination techniques. Practical material presented in this block comprises specific PPE decontamination considerations to the ensemble employed by the user, operational planning considerations for decontamination, introduction to 12-step sampling, and nerve agent antidote administration.
20-28 hours, 4 hours lecture, 16-24 hours Practical Validation
Block 3 is primarily an organizational validation exercise for the PPE ensemble. D7 will provide the necessary scientific and operational evaluation criteria, data, and support for your organization in order to validate the techniques and equipment for use in an operational environment. A 4-hour block of lecture is required in order to familiarize the user to the components of decontamination system, layout, and methodology. Based upon the needs of the user, demonstrated or anticipated mission set, and as directed, D7 will incorporate or inject the use of the decontamination equipment throughout the validation exercise to refine and solidify these perishable skills. A SIMULANT Kit is utilized for chemical and biological contamination identification under UV lighting.
8-16 hours (requires coordination)
Block 4 is a primary decontamination or sampling exercise; conducted in a tabletop or roundtable setting, the planning and execution of a CBRNe decontamination mission is moderated by an operational subject matter expert. The exercise, chosen by the client, is tailored to the mission set of the user, in either a deliberate or stumble-on environment. Planning, preparation, rehearsal, execution, recovery and mitigation are addressed in detail, to include decontamination and, as directed, presumptive sampling techniques. Tactical decontamination utilizing the D7’s decontamination products is specifically tailored to the environment and equipment utilized. A Demonstrated understanding of CBRNe agents and considerations are prerequisite for this block of instruction.
16-24 hours (requires coordination)
Block 5 is a field exercise that is operationally orientated to the employment D7’s decontamination tools; conducted in a field setting as selected by the client, D7 will construct and man a mock clandestine laboratory (chem/bio), and provide observational input on the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP’s) against the selected target. Emergency Operations Center (EOC), as well as coordinating agency considerations issues is addressed. Target Intelligence Packages (TIP), to include imagery, are produced and disseminated for planning purposes. F-Sampler sampling techniques are critiqued for forensic validity and transport (using FBI protocols), preparation of material suitable for media release, infiltration, action on the objective; ex-filtration and decontamination are critiqued, to include redeployment protocols. Strong demonstration of decontamination principals, understanding of counter-CBRNe operations, and mission planning are prerequisite for this module. (Clearance Issues-transportation issues will need to be addressed with customer).