NCT USA 2018 successfully comes to an end!
NCT USA 2018 Post Event Report
Last week, the fourth edition of NCT USA 2018 took place from April 3rd to April 5th at the Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel. The CBRNe Society once again had the great pleasure to welcome new and loyal participants, speakers and exhibitors from a broad range of organizations that commit to making this world a safe and secure place. Almost 200 delegates and 16 exhibitors came from across the United States, South America, Europe and the Middle East to profit from the unique networking opportunities that NCT events offer. The mix of civil first responders, federal decision-makers and influencers, industry representatives and military created interesting discussions, contributing to the advancement of local and global resilience against CBRNe threats. The CBRNe Society would especially like to thank the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Police Department and our NCT Chairman Brig. Gen. (ret.) William King.
Live Capability Demonstration
Following the NCT tradition, the event kicked-off with a live capability demonstration performed by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Hazmat Team and the Fairfax County Police Department Bomb Squad. This year the real-life Hazmat-EOD scenario featured an improvised illegal drug laboratory situated in a hotel room. The scenario started with a call from a hotel about a guest who was taking and manufacturing drugs in his room. After interrogation, the guest admits to the police that he had hidden an explosive device in the room.
Based on the information given by the suspect, the EOD robot entered the hotel room in order to identify the suspicious device through X-ray. The EOD robot, mounted with detection equipment, allowed the team to identify and neutralize the threat. As such, the area was made safe and secure for the Hazmat team to enter.
With the go-ahead of the Bomb Squad, the Hazmat …read more
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