Advanced Course on Assistance and Protection Held in Portugal

23 May 2014
Participants at an Advanced Course on Assistance and Protection, which was held at the Portuguese Air Force Survival Training Centre from 12 to 16 May 2014.

Participants at an Advanced Course on Assistance and Protection, which was held at the Portuguese Air Force Survival Training Centre from 12 to 16 May 2014.

An Advanced Course on Assistance and Protection was held at the Portuguese Air Force Survival Training Centre in Lisbon from 12 to 16 May 2014.  The course was a follow-up to a Basic Course held in Brazil in 2013 and organised for participants from Lusophone States Parties.

Building on the skills and knowledge acquired the previous year in Brazil, participants in the Advanced Course worked with different types of protective equipment, explored the types and characteristics of chemical warfare agents, and learned to operate detection and decontamination equipment.

The course attracted participants from Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome e Principe, and observers from Angola.

Help us improve OPCW.org