All in CBRN Operations

“I don’t think you are doing that right…” Equipment selection and use in CBRN Operations, Part 1

CBRN world is full of technology and various “magic boxes” designed to provide information. Many of these devices are in the hands of operators who lack an understanding of the technology they use. This series examines some of the critical pieces of equipment in CBRN operations and the ways operators can utilize their equipment properly to improve safety and increase operational awareness.

Aum Shinrikyo Part 4: Conclusion and Summary

In the conclusion to our series exploring the Aum Shinrikyo attacks on the Tokyo Subway, CBRNPro.net argues that medical facilities, like St. Luke's in Tokyo, are a main locus for CBRN incident response, even more so than incident scenes in many cases. Planning, coordination, and information management are key to solving the problems associated with CBRN incidents, and have wider application to mass casualty incidents.

Aum Shinrikyo, Part 3: Worried Well

CBRNPro.net continues its series on Aum Shinrikyo and the response to the sarin attacks on the Tokyo subway system. In this, our third post, we examine the vexing problem of worried well that is particularly associated with major CBRN events. This problem poses significant short, medium, and long term challenges for responders, medical care givers, emergency management, and local, state, and federal officials and policy makers. We examine ways to manage the problem and explore options for implementing procedures to deal with both worried well and psychological casualties.

Aum Shinrikyo, Part 1: What really happened 21 years ago?

March 2016 marked the 21st anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo sarin attack on the Tokyo subway. This seminal event in the history of CBRN marked a major shift world wide toward a focus on CBRN terrorism and led to the creation of new groups, like the CST-WMD teams, to deal with it. Yet, most of what is "known" in the CBRN community about the attack, and what is printed in newspaper articles and books about the attack is inaccurate or wrong. CBRNPro.net examines what really happened in this first of a series of posts about the attack.

Model Problems

At CBRNPro.net we are too sexy for our Gaussian Dispersion model, yeah, too sexy for our plumes, yeah.  But seriously, we are not talking about cocaine, Zoolander turning left, or Tom Brady. We are talking about all of the issues associated with CBRN models from ALOHA to HPAC. CATS-JACE not Catwalks. We even break it all down into a top ten list. Oh and if you pay attention you might be able to win the trivia contest on our facebook page!

CRBN Operations and Industrial Scale Production/State Sponsored Programs

Today's post continues our Alternate Approach to CBRN Operations, this time looking at industrial scale and state sponsored programs. CBRNPro.net evaluates the problems, conundrums, and political constraints associated with conducting CBRN Operations in relation to non-proliferation, counter-proliferation, and post-conflict efforts.