OPCW held a regional advanced course and field exercise on assistance and emergency response to chemical incidents in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4 – 8 April 2016.
The training course was attended by 26 participants from 11 States Parties in Asia who had already attended a basic course in Singapore last year.
The participants learnt about the use of protective equipment, monitoring, detection and decontamination operations, and about appropriate responses in the incidents involving chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals, including evacuation and first aid for chemical casualties. The training also included discussions on a variety of emergency scenarios, and a field exercise simulating the Chemical Rapid Response Team’s actions in case of a terrorist attack on an airport.
The course was organised in cooperation with the government of the Republic of Indonesia.