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CBIRF Basic Operations Course Graduation

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Incident Response Training CourseMarines and Sailors from the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), U.S. Marine Forces Command, participated in a graduation from the CBIRF Basic Operations Course at Indian Head, Md., on Feb. 12, 2016.

CBIRF Basic Operations Training CourseThe course is a three-week program that provides approximately 145 hours of classroom, practical applications and individual and team testing in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) disciplines that meet federal requirements.

Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) TrainingAfter graduating the course, servicemembers will be qualified to enter a contaminated area, search the area, provide emergency first aid and provide assistance to non-ambulatory patients.

CBIRF Basic Operations Course GraduationRegardless of their jobs, or military occupational specialty, every Marine with CBIRF is required to complete the course, making the unit uniquely qualified to respond to any CBRNE threat.

Image credits: Jonathan S. Herrera/USMC

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