Argon provides simulation training for first responders

Argon Electronics, a CBRN and hazmat training system developer, said on Wednesday that first responders need extensive and realistic training to be prepared for global events like the World Cup in Brazil.

Argon said Brazil is working hard to have all its infrastructure prepared for the first match of the World Cup on June 12. Emergency services will need to be prepared for all circumstances, including terrorist attacks.

"Just like the players about to embark on their sporting journey, it's the hard yards put in during training exercises that ensure success for emergency crews and first responders," Argon said. "Most importantly, it's through training that is as realistic as possible that front line personnel become truly effective."

Argon recently supplied a range of CBRN training simulators to help U.K. police in Avon and Somerset to train at Ashton Gate, a stadium used by Bristol City FC. The company said that trainees learn more effectively from realistic, practical training.

"Global events such as the World Cup in Brazil, or Rugby World Cup in England next year, always receive considerable scrutiny for security preparations," Argon said. "It's by providing extensive and realistic training, using advanced simulation equipment and procedures that we can ensure it's only on the pitch where penalties are paid."