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News | Oct. 14, 2021

DTRA Readies Senegal First Responders for Peer-level CBRN Response

By Darnell Gardner Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP) concluded a six-year cooperative Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Preparedness and Response training program with Senegal’s National Fire Brigade’s, Sapeur Pompiers CBRN Unit. The Sapeur Pompiers CBRN unit will continue to partner, at a peer-level, with additional U.S. organizations, including the Vermont National Guard (VTNG) State Partnership Program.  Through these linkages, the unit can ensure this critical CBRN response capability stays ahead of emerging threats. 

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