CBRNE incidents are responded to under the assumption that they are deliberate, malicious acts with the intention to kill, sicken, and disrupt society. CBRNE incidents are large in scope and present circumstances where one or more of the five hazards of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives are present. Responders need to be prepared for large scale chaos where senses are attacked in a variety of ways. By imitating some of the effects of these weapons, immersive training can help responders shut out sensory stimulus that would have otherwise potentially had a huge effect on their performance.

It is vital for law enforcement, public safety, homeland security specialists, and select private sector corporations to receive proper training to deal with these life-threatening rescue operations in order to meet their mission objectives. Creating lifelike chaos situations with sensory assaults help responders to be better prepared for any kind of situation.

*Effects used for CBRNE training include:

Smells: ammonia, nitric acid, IED manufacturing, lewisite, mustard gas, sarin, decaying flesh, blood, burning electrical.
Smoke effects: laboratory vapors, car bomb, smoldering café, dense tunnel smoke.
Weather and spraymotion effects: low lying vapors, leaking pipes, de-contamination, chemical spray, WMD gas release.
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