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This class is pre-recorded and ALWAYS AVAILABLE


Note: You will recieve your certificate within 24 hours of completion


1 Contact Hour/0.1 CEU

A Video Training Brief – 1 hour
CBRNE, which stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives, represents a range of potential threats that can cause significant harm to individuals and communities. These types of weapons have the potential to cause mass casualties and disrupt societies on a large scale.

Emergency responders, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, and other professionals, undergo specialized training to recognize and mitigate the effects of CBRNE incidents. They learn how to identify different types of hazardous materials, assess the risks involved, and take appropriate actions to protect themselves and the public. However, it's not just emergency responders who should be aware of CBRNE threats. It's crucial for everyone to have a basic understanding of these weapons and how to respond in case of an attack or incident. By being educated about the various types of weapons and understanding the
appropriate steps to take, individuals can enhance their chances of survival and minimize harm to themselves and others.

The course for CBRNE incidents is a basic introduction designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to familiarize themselves with responses to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incidents.

During the course, participants will learn about the different types of CBRNE agents, their characteristics, and associated hazards. Participants will also gain an understanding of the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination procedures necessary for responding to CBRNE incidents.

The training will allow participants to increase their basic knowledge and skills. I will discuss how to assess and respond to incidents, what critical decisions must be made and how to respond.

By the end of the course, participants will have a foundation in CBRNE incident response. They will havediscussed incident management, hazard assessment, basic decontamination procedures, and coordination with response agencies.

Overall, the course provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to learn how they can enhance their capabilities in dealing with CBRNE incidents.


Who Should View:

  • Management
  • Team Members
  • Risk Managers
  • Emergency Managers
  • Anyone wanting to better understand CBRNE Response


Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Explain the course of action for a CBRNE response, including triage, decontamination, scene survey, and
    monitoring operations.
  • Assist First Responders and familiarize yourself with personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to a CBRNE incident.


Areas Covered:

  • Introduction / Terms and Definitions
  • Section 1 Defining a CBRNE Incident
  • Section 2 Emergency Preparedness
  • Section 3 Hazards and Effects
  • Section 4 General Response by Incident Type
  • Review
  • Section 5 Review Detailed Responses by Incident type
  • Section 6 PPE
  • Section 7 Limitation and Mitigation Strategies
  • Section 8 Agencies and their roles


Training includes handouts that will recieve with your certificate


Instructor, Charles Sasser, CSM (Ret.)

Training is developed and delivered by Retired Command Sergeant Major Charles Sasser. He is a certified military instructor, strategic consultant, trainer, speaker, and author with over 35 years of experience. He has served 30 years with the Army and has also worked with the State Department and multiple other US

Charles is a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Course, which is a professional military education program focused on National Security and Organizational Leadership. Throughout his career in and out of Military service, he has been involved in various military organizations, both foreign and US, providing training, advising, and assistance. His areas of expertise include leadership development, institutional education, operational support, and combat operations.

Additionally, Charles Sasser has held senior managerial and leadership positions where he was responsible for overseeing operations, managing personnel, and implementing training programs.

CBRNE Response: Responding to a CBRNE Incident

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