Swedish and UK CBRN specialists form partnership

Published:  16 October, 2014

CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRN, hazmat, civil and disaster relief.

The new CBRNe training partnership capitalises on the skills of the CBRN Academy (SCP)/Swedish Rescue Training Centre (SRTC) based in Skövde Sweden and Lutra Associates of Stalbridge (Dorset, UK). The partnership is designed to assist organisations better understand, prepare and deal with the problems caused by CBRN, hazmat, civil and disaster relief.

The new team will serve government, civilian emergency services, the military and private corporations and individuals alike.  Physically centred on the highly qualified instructors and outstanding and extremely realistic SRTC’s training facilities near Skövde in Sweden and making use of Lutra's worldwide network of instructors, and subject matter experts, the new partnership will be able to offer a single provider of these capabilities across the wide and diverse spectrum these subjects represent.

The partnership's specialists include current and former members of government laboratories, armed forces, civil rescue services, academia, law enforcement organizations, procurement agencies and the medical profession as well as noted strategists and commentators on the subject.

SRTC and CBRN Academy have worked in partnership for more than three years.

Speaking in Sweden Johan Carlqvist, Managing Director of CBRN Academy and Ola Johansson, CEO of SRTC, said "We are delighted to form this partnership bringing us together with Lutra's diverse and international range of associates. Lutra has specialists in areas we do not and it pulls together a team that can offer our clients the advice and solutions they need in exactly the form and location they need it. This partnership makes a single team available to anyone, and that is almost everyone, who needs cross discipline CBRNe/Hazmat advice and training.”

From Stalbridge in England Tim Otter, CEO of Lutra, commented: "The depth and scope of this partnership and its geographical coverage is part of its strength.  The phenomenal training facilities, that CBRN Academy/SRTC have, which I have described as 313 acres of pure realism, are surely some of the best in the world, and the diversity, depth of knowledge and experience both partners have mean we will be able to offer everything from discussions with heads of state to sanity checking plans for local consequence managers and from dry training to extremely realistic team and unit testing. With experts covering export control and counter proliferation and ranging from protection of individuals to implementation of major medical responses, we are delighted to be part of this partnership which we all feel will be immensely helpful to those who have to plan for and manage the daunting diversity of problems these topics cause."

Set in 313 acres of Swedish countryside the SRTC/SCP's training ground offers extreme realism and high fidelity training in CBRNe/Hazmat using live agents to test drills and concepts from individual to national level.

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