Personnel from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted training on how to respond to radiological emergencies with a United States ally in Europe.
In Kranj, Slovenia, over 25 participants, including members of the Slovenian Armed Forces and Criminal Police Directorate, took part in the International Radiological and Nuclear Training for Emergency Response course.
The NNSA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation delivered the course in collaboration with the NATO Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence.
The program covered radiation search fundamentals, vehicular and pedestrian search techniques and emergency mission planning. It also included a practical field exercise.
Andrae Brooks, a foreign affairs specialist at the CTCP, said bringing the course to partner nations improves attendance. He said many organizations do not have the funding or flexibility to send their personnel overseas for training.
“By traveling with all the required equipment and working with our NATO partners, we can bring training to many of the smaller and newer nations in the alliance,” he said.