CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Enhanced Conventional Weapons Exercise

A Guidance Aviation helicopter and flight crew will join the the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), American Red Cross, Baton Rouge Constables Office, Baton Rouge Community College Emergency Management, the Civil Air Patrol, and others during the CBRNE exercise (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Enhanced Conventional Weapons) on October 26 through October 27, 2013, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The American Red Cross, Baton Rouge Emergency Response Exercise

WHERE:cbrne emergency exersise baton rouge
American Red Cross, Louisiana Chapter:
4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Saturday, October 26, 2013 and Sun, October 27, 2013; Class runs 9:30 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m. Saturday; the exercise begins about 3 p.m. and extends to 8 p.m. This latter portion Saturday may provide the best visuals for video and photography.

The American Red Cross has partnered with other community leaders to stage a training exercise designed to support the community’s ability to respond to a pandemic flu or Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) event.

Although high school and college students are the trainees this weekend, the exercise also provides an opportunity for the organizations to practice their roles and collaborate.

Saturday’s exercise will include several 30 minute classes that will introduce the national response framework, National Incident Management System, pandemic flu, HAZMAT, first aid, sheltering, mass care and logistics to prepare participating students for the training exercise.

A pandemic flu / CBRNE exercise for high school and college-age students interested in disaster preparedness, community response and emergency management.

Civil Air Patrol Cadets and Sea Cadets, as well as LSU and BRCC disaster management students, will learn from the American Red Cross and the following facilitators:

  • Americorps
  • Guidance Aviation* and BRCC; (*including helicopter landing on site)
  • Baton Rouge Constable’s Office
  • Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness
  • LSU Fire Emergency Training Institute
  • LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
  • LSU Disaster Science and Management Association

WHY: A resilient community is one that is prepared for, responds to and therefore recovers from disaster more quickly. Exercises such as this one contribute to the development of the next generation of citizen volunteers and community leaders who understand the value of preparedness and expose them to career opportunities in emergency management and response.

RSVP & Inquiries:
Nancy Malone at Nancy.Malone2@redcross.org or (225) 268-8107.

Facebook Event Page: HERE

What is a CBRNE exercise?cbrne exercise dod mil baton rouge louisiana

A CBRNE exercise, or, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Enhanced Conventional Weapons exercise is emergency response scenario based training with the overall intent to save lives. Additionally, this training is conducted to minimize the loss or reduction in resources necessary to respond to these types of emergencies.

About The Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.