Final training activity of Project 34 on security for CBRN emergency situations.
Experts from the Spanish National Police provided training on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) techniques to Iraqi and Lebanese police officers within the framework of Project 34, funded by the European Union and managed by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP). This activity is part of the European initiative known as Centres of Excellence aimed at promoting security in response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
This training was given at the Centre for Operational Practices of the National Police of Enira, in Jaén, in which the experts held practical exercises on procedures in the areas of personal protection, sampling, CBRN identification and decontamination, in addition to sharing experiences with the agents from the different participating countries.
The project seeks to strengthen first response capacities in emergency situations involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats and coordination between public institutions.
One of the main components of the activity is the supply of equipment for this first response. As these are complex devices, it is necessary to carry out suitability and viability studies of the institutions responsible for their administration in the countries participating in the project, and to evaluate their capacity to absorb the new functionalities, provide technical assistance in the installation and commissioning of the equipment, in addition to providing training and preparation for their operation, maintenance and use.
The project is led by the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of Poland, as the lead partner, and FIIAPP, as the junior partner. The beneficiary countries are Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. This project has a duration of three years and is in its final phase.
Project 34 is a pioneer in the shipment to the participating countries of material and equipment for protection and detection in response to CBRN threats.
The results obtained after completion of the international cooperation project will serve as a starting point for launching similar initiatives and actions in the región.