Hotzone Solutions, an international consulting company founded by former military members and other experts, recently conducted a three-day agent training pilot course in the Czech Republic.
The pilot course at the National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection trained participants in practical microbiology and ran exercise with biological threat agents, including live anthrax spores.
The purpose of the full course, expected to begin in October of this year, will be to provide training to understand protective measures and detect and decontaminate from biological threat agents.
The National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection was founded in 2000 and originally focused on studying the effects of radiation, specifically radon and its decay products found in uranium mines in the former Czechoslovak Republic and elsewhere. It has since developed into an institution that studies biological and chemical protection.
The Hotzone Solutions training facility is approximately 40 miles from Prague. The facility's location also allows Hotzone Solutions trainers to conduct live lectures on biological agents.
Hotzone Solutions operates training facilities around the world, including Canada, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Serbia. Its experts have worked with organizations such as the U.N. Special Commission and the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission.