Dutch CBRN team trains in hostile conditions
Military forces need to have teams capable of handling CBRN threats. One of these teams is the Dutch 101 CBRN defense company, which is responsible for CBRN responses and for detecting, identifying and monitoring any possible CBRN threats.
A team like the 101 needs to participate in live training scenarios on a regular basis. These live training scenarios help refresh their knowledge on the situations and give them experience for a live incident.
Live exercises is important for a CBRN team to prepare for any live situation that could arise. Living in a northern climate, however, impedes this. The cold weather makes these live exercises more challenging.
The cold weather pushed the participants, along with the Hotzone staff, to find new solutions to their training exercises. It was a possibility that, due to the weather, no training would have taken place.
HZS and Dutch military commanders worked together to find a solution to the wintery problems. The training was ultimately conducted successfully and provided the Dutch CBRN team with experience working in a very hostile climate.