Washington State Emergency Management Division

PER-221 Tactical Operations for CBRNE Incidents

Monday, September 21, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

This course addresses technical aspects associated with a tactical law enforcement response to a CBRNE incident. As such, it provides both detailed technical information and hands-on application of actions required for the safe and effective conduct of tactical operations in CBRNE environments.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe how this course will benefit them, recognize the threats posed by CBRNE agents, use detection and monitoring equipment appropriately in a CBRNE environment, use PPE appropriately in a CBRNE environment, operate safely and effectively in the tactical phase of response to a CBRNE incident,

execute the tactical planning process, through integration of disciplines, in response to a CBRNE incident, effectively integrate various disciplines during response to a CBRNE incident, conduct tactical operations in a CBRNE environment, and complete a comprehensive post-test and course evaluation.


All law enforcement course participants will be sworn members of a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency who are currently assigned to and functioning as members of a fully operational law enforcement tactical team. Additionally, participants may be responders trained to the hazardous materials operations level or above, with responsibilities for supporting tactical teams as part of their duties.

All participants should be cleared by their respective agencies to don PPE and participate in physically demanding practical exercises.

It is recommended that in order to attend the Tactical Operations for CBRNE Incidents course, participants should have completed the following:

· Incident Command System (ICS) courses 100, 200, and 700

· An awareness-level WMD course

· An awareness-level hazardous materials course

· A training program in basic tactical operations

To enroll in this course, participants must be U.S. citizens/ Green Card Holder.

Please note that all Non-U.S. Citizens must be approved by DHS to participate in the training.

Target Audience

Government officials, facility managers, and any others who support security operations for sites or events.

The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using materials provided by NCBRT.

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 24


Central Pierce Fire & Rescue - Station 60

17520 22nd Avenue E.
Tacoma, WA 98445

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Course Manager

Course host

Carrie Chitty

Regional LE HLS Program Manager

Homeland Security Section

Seattle Police Department

610 Fifth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98124-4986




Course manager

Damaris Li

WA State Training Program Coordinator




This is a two-step application!

After you registered here

you will receive an email with the second step to complete your registration. Failure to complete the second step, will remove you from the class.


If you need accommodations, like an ASL interpreter, please contact our office 4 weeks in advance ( to give us enough time to coordinate with DSHS and other agencies. We cannot guarantee to fulfill any requirements we get this information in less than 4 weeks before class starts. Thank you for your cooperation!