OPCW Event Management System

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Assistance and Protection Online Course for Instructors



14-16 December 2021

Deadline for applications: 29 November 2021

Objectives, Scope & Target


The objective of the online course is to support participating States Parties theoretically enhance their abilities, skills and reinforce national instructors’ knowledge to conduct training to first responders in how to design and conduct a standard training course on protection against chemical weapons and other toxic chemicals, as well as in how to manage chemical incidents.


Brief Description This online course will provide theoretical knowledge to instructors who are involved in training first responders responding to chemical emergency incidents. The course will cover the following topics: (a) Protection of personnel during a chemical emergency; (b) Sampling and detection procedures; (c) Rescue and decontamination operations in contaminated areas; and (d) appropriate responses and countermeasures in the event of incidents involving chemical warfare agents or toxic chemicals. The course will offer an introduction to the use of individual and collective protective equipment; monitoring, detection, and decontamination; and sampling techniques. It will also facilitate the exchange of information and experiences regarding the implementation of Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention and provide a forum for States Parties to discuss how they can cooperate in the future and what further offers they might make to the OPCW under Article X.


First responders and/or instructors/trainers, or be involved in developing an emergency response system in their own countries. - Preference will be given to instructors from emergency response units, such as firefighters, CBRN units, civil defense, emergency medical personnel, and police officers.


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