Military personnel from the 1st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Battalion (1st Btl DQBRN¹) participated, as instructors, in the Basic Chemical Emergency Response Course for Portuguese Speaking Countries from June 27 to July 1.
The activity was developed under the supervision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and coordinated by the National Authority for Arms Control and Disarmament (ANCAD) of the Government of Angola.
The training program was attended by 19 professionals from institutions working in response to chemical emergencies, representing Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Portugal. During the event, instructions were given on individual protection equipment, detection and sample collection in contaminated areas, basic decontamination principles, and the incident command system.
During the event, the Brazilian instructors transmitted techniques and procedures established in the updated NBCRD doctrine of the Land Force, contributing to the strengthening of the Brazilian Army’s image before participating friendly nations and the international organization sponsoring the event.
The course was part of the first stage of the training cycle for first responders to chemical emergencies within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).
Source: 1º Btl DQBRN
DQBRN = CBRN defence