US resumes nuclear, chemical attack response training to BFP personnel


United States is continuing to capacitate the Philippines to build its capability in responding to threats and attacks related to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons.

A news statement from the US Embassy in Manila said that personnel of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have been training members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in dealing with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks.

The exercise with the BFP, the government’s response agency for CBRN, began on Wednesday in Metro Manila and will last until weekend, with Cebu and Davao as regional sites.

The DTRA administered the training in order to hone the response skills of the BFP and allow government agencies to practice responding to a simulated CBRN incident within the capital.

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Source: Business Mirror