Chemical weapons attack simulation at CFB Suffield underway

Two members of the 92nd Civil Support Team take a sample of a simulated hazardous substance in a Sparks, Nev., shopping mall during training on Nov. 25, 2005. The Nevada National Guard’s civil support team was called to assist Las Vegas Metro Police on Feb. 28, 2008, with a suspicious substance that was later identified as deadly ricin. The team is one of 52 certified units nationwide to support local and state authorities at domestic incident sites by identifying hazardous agents and substances. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka) (Released)

It’s about being better prepared to respond to horrific events like a chemical weapons attack in a war zone, and a lot more, says a Canadian Forces spokesperson at CFB Suffield.

[…] The 15th annual NATO chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training exercise gives close to 400 military and medical personnel from 10 member countries the skills needed to respond to a range of incidents, including stabilizing patients who have been contaminated. Continue Reading…