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Red Cross Course
CBRNE – Ready, Respond
Fact Sheet Revised: august 2009


Description CBRNE – Ready, Respond is a basic level course that introduces chapter leadership to its role in preparing for and responding to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) events, and how responding to these events requires unique local actions.

Purpose The purpose of the course is to prepare chapter executives, emergency services program managers and their volunteer counterparts to use the new CBRNE Handbook and Annex in planning for and responding to a CBRNE event.

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to –

  1. Describe the role of the chapter executive in a CBRNE event.

  2. Describe the role of the emergency services program manager in a CBRNE event.

  3. Instructor workers how to respond to a CBRNE event.

  4. Identify the leadership actions to respond to a CBRNE event.

  5. Explain planning effort for a CBRNE response.

Audience: Employees and volunteers of the Red Cross who are involved in disaster planning and readiness.  The audience should be familiar with its local community and its chapter disaster plan.

Length The instructor-led classroom course is one hour in length.  Attendance for the entire time is required to earn a course certificate.

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