CBRNE Incident Response Course

Seibersdorf Academy

CBRNE Incident Response Course - Group level

Course Aim

The scope of this course is to provide first responders and military personnel with the required competence to respond to incidents involving CBRN materials and CBRNE devices, and assess the risks posed by these materials.


General Objectives

  • The properties and effects of CWA, TIMs, biological and radiological agents
  • Categories of CBRNE Devices (CBRN IEDs, CBRN DDs & CBRN SDs)
  • The handling of dangerous materials
  • Toxicology (first effects)
  • Terrorist action using CBR materials
  • Team protection procedures (IPE, donning/doffing, avoidance of contamination)
  • Theory of decontamination and application of selected decontamination procedures (e.g. immediate decontamination of CBRN and EOD/Bomb Technician personnel and equipment or eventually provide an isolation of suspected contaminated assets)
  • The setup of an Emergency Personal Decontamination Station (EPDS).
  • Management of a contaminated operator
  • Definition and marking of an initial hazardous CBR area
  • CBR hazard area, pre and post blast
  • CBR hazard assessment techniques, pre and post blast, including x-ray
  • CBR detection employing available equipment as user, pre and post blast
  • Protection of forensic evidence pre and post blast
  • Collection of pre and post blast information and evidence
  • Provision of specialist CBRN EOD technical advice for a higher command
  • Coordination with CBRN specialists in a CBRN/EOD incident
  • Definition of the potential outcome of a CBRN device.


Course Content and Overview

The course will be held in the Seibersdorf Academy in Austria. The main method is sub-team training.

The participants will be introduced to the response to emergencies involving CBRN materials.

Learning is provided through theoretical lessons, followed by guided and supervised, team-based practical exercises using chemical and biological simulants and radioactive materials.

The course consists of theoretical and practical elements, including the use of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources (types of radiation: alpha/beta/gamma).

The course will be one week long (recommended). The practical training will be a realistic (use of radioisotopes and simulants) scenario-based training.


Target Audience and maximum attendance

The course target audience are first responders and military personnel. Participants should be members of response teams. The maximum number of participants is 12.



  • Advanced CBRN Course

Participants should be:

  • Medically and physically fit (Employer to provide a medical clearance for the employee to work in personal protective equipment)
  • Medical insurance valid in Europe/ Austria
  • Able to understand instructions/training delivered in the English Language
  • 18 years of age as a minimum
  • Female participants must not be pregnant


Method of Training

Delivery methods includes: Classroom and Practical Training



40 hours (minimum 5 days)
Timings and number of days are subject to customers' requirements and availability.

For more information please contact:

Seibersdorf Academy
Phone: +43 50550-3030

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