On April 26 1996, the Chornobyl Centre (ChC) was established as a scientific and research institution, subordinated to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Hotzone Solutions (HZS) is an international training and consulting company founded by a group of former military and civilian NBC defence officers, inspection team leaders and weapons inspectors from United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
HZS is focused on providing realistic and practical chemical, biological and radiological / nuclear training to the military, law enforcement, emergency response and security communities. Our training is conducted using live CBRN agents, materials and devices and has been built by staff who have been organising and delivering live agent training for OPCW Inspectors since 2005.
HZS staff have experience in delivering training at all major live agent training centres and other relevant facilities worldwide.
Live CBRN agent training
The Hotzone Training for Toxic Entry course is designed for all local, state and federal emergency and security personnel that will respond to possible CBRNE incidents. It is designed to ensure that all potential responders have a common level of knowledge to work safely and effectively in a toxic environment.
Our Live agent courses can be tailored to meet specific customer needs and can be conducted with the use of chemical or biological agents, radiological materials and explosive devices.
The Live Agent Hotzone Training certification is in line with the OPCW standard for the proficiency of toxic entries.
Hotzone training can also be conducted at your location with the use of simulants instead of agents. This provides the possibility to train a large number of personnel in each course.
Incident management tools for NBC emergency responders
Building on a combination of more than 75 years of experience working in toxic environments together with years in software design, development and deployment, Hot Zone Solutions can design and deliver effective software tools to assist emergency responders and medical personnel to perform their role with greater efficiency and cope with the complex task of the Incident Command.
Corporate CBRNE security management services
As the world moves on to higher complexity and higher interconnectedness, its vulnerability to failure of one of these connections rises. Disruption can arise from serious threats, major accidents, or terrorism, including CBRNE. Emergencies and crises challenge organisations or enterprises far beyond the normal level of business activity.
Corporate security management (CSM) describes an ongoing and systematic process to minimize the effects of natural disasters, man-made disasters and intentional threats to tangible and intangible assets of organisations or companies.
Hotzone Solutions offers CSM services in:
- Independent audits of systems and processes
- Security, emergency- and crisis management solutions (development and implementation)
- Staff training, exercises and penetration testing
- On site experts are provided upon request in case of an emergency or crisis situation
Major event support teams for CBRNE protection
As the flagship product of Hot Zone Solutions Security Division, our venue and event protection teams offer on-scene support, to rapidly assess all CBRNE threats, provide initial defensive response and expert liaison with local authorities.
All our major event security personnel have prior experience in the international community and provide a full on-site service from defensive response to sampling, detection and monitoring, identification, on-site analysis, decontamination and patient handling.
Our teams arrive fully equipped and require no external support, and provide a discreet on-site presence to help protect dignitaries, venues, events and event organisers.
CBRN equipment solutions
Building on the background, expertise and field experience of its staff, Hotzone Solutions has the capability to provide equipment solutions tailored to user requirements.
These capabilities have been developed by Hotzone Solutions in the following areas:
- Incident command
- Contaminated evidence collection equipment
- Medical surveillance during hot zone entries
- Mobile laboratories
Please note that Hotzone Solutions is not a reseller of equipment and therefore does not act as a competitor to existing distribution networks and local distributors.
NBC equipment testing and evaluation
Hotzone Solutions has extensive experience in the field testing and evaluation of equipment in toxic chemical environments. Our personnel can scientifically test the following types of equipment under field conditions:
- Personal protective equipment
- Detectors and monitors
- Non-destructive evaluation equipment
- Decontamination agents and equipment
- Sampling equipment
- Analytical instruments
Through field testing, Hotzone Solutions can provide reports for equipment manufacturers and distributors and can use field trials to recommend procedures to end-users.
Hotzone Solutions has the pleasure of announcing the opening of Hotzone Solutions USA on 31 October 2013, and welcomes its director, Mr Carl Jorgensen.
The opening of the International CBRNE Institute, established by the directors of Hotzone Solutions Group at Les Bons Villers (Frasnes-Lez-Gosselies - Brussels), Belgium, took place on 5 October 2013.
A live-agent training pilot module with chemical warfare agents was held in Vyškov (the Czech Republic) from 30 September 2013 to 3 October 2013, for six students on the master's course in 'Protection Against CBRN Events'.
The evolution and increase in safety and security threats at an international level places extraordinary focus on the improvement of emergency systems to deal with crisis, including those connected to ordinary and non-conventional events (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives).
Hotzone Solutions' simulants have made it on television for the first time.
The destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles, under field conditions, creates a vast number of challenges to those involved.
Following the recent events in Syria, Hotzone Solutions has created a CBRN protection course for media professionals in hazardous areas.
Hotzone Solutions Expert Interviewed by International TV Network on Syria’s Alleged Chemical Attacks
Hotzone Solutions co-owner and head of operations Dieter Rothbacher, was interviewed on Saturday, 24 August, by journalist Miriam Corowa for the Australian ABC News 24 'Weekend Breakfast' programme.
On 22 and 23 July, Hotzone Solutions participated in a seminar organised by the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS), on general aspects of chemical safety and security.
Hotzone Solutions held a Live Agent Training seminar for business partners in Vyškov, the Czech Republic, over the period of June.
The Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) recently invited Hotzone Solutions to contribute to the latest 'Introduction to the International CBRN Training Curriculum' course held in Vyškov, Czech Republic, on 20-24 May.
Hotzone Conducts Agent Training in Real Chemical Environment for Abu Dhabi Directorate General of Security and Port Affairs
The Field Live Chemical Agent Training Facility located at Vyskov, Czech Republic has played host to the latest stage of specific to role training for the Abu Dhabi Directorate General of Security and Port Affairs.
HZS and HZSME Conduct Next Stage of Training for Abu Dhabi Directorate General of Security and Ports Affairs
HZS and HZSME conducted the next stage of specific to role training for the Abu Dhabi Directorate General of Security and Ports Affairs on 14 April - 2 May.
French Firefighters Trained With Hotzone Solutions’ New Generation of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants
From 25 to 29 March 2013, two instructors from Hotzone Solutions (HZS) provided assistance to the Centre d'expertiseSécuritéNucléaire - Nucléaire, radiologique, biologiqueetchimique (CE-SN-NRBC) during a training course conducted at Airbase 120, Cazaux, France.
The northern winter presented many challenges to outdoor live agent training as the Dutch Military found when they started the first of a series of training sessions in March.
Hotzone Solutions recently started a series of field testing to help first responders in relation to CBRN incidents.
From 17 to 21 February 2013, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) participated in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The new International CBRNE Master's Course will be launched during the academic year of 2013-2014.
A three week course consisting of detection, protection and decontamination was successfully conducted for Abu Dhabi Police EOD personnel during February by Hotzone Solutions Middle East.
The Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence located in Vyskov, Czech Republic, has signed a cooperation agreement with Hotzone Solutions Group.
Hotzone Solutions (HZS) is once again strengthening its expert position in the CBRN field by forming a strategic partnership with miprolab Mikrobiologische Diagnostik GmbH Germany.
Hotzone Solutions conducted its first Nuclear Emergency Training (NET) for customers at the International Chernobyl Centre which includes the exclusion zone of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP), Ukraine, for representatives of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice in mid-October 2012.
Hotzone Solutions Group is currently not represented by any party in the United States of America (USA).
Hotzone Solutions Group conducted live agent training (LAT) with chemical warfare agents for military units, for a total of four weeks.
Hotzone Solutions (HZS) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a strategic partnership agreement on 23 October 2012, which will allow both companies to reinforce their respective networks and expertise.
HZS has the great pleasure to announce that the Dutch and Austrian Armies are the first customers for HZS's CWA Simulants.
Hotzone Solutions is establishing the International CBRNE Institute (ICI) in partnership with the Town of Les Bons Villiers, Belgium.
Hotzone Solutions has established the International CBRNe Institute (ICI) in partnership with the municipality of the town of Les Bons Villiers, Belgium.
On 8 June 2012 a Workshop was held at the Tor Vergata University of Rome to present the International CBRNE Master Course, which will be launched in academic year 2013-2014.
From 1 to 12 July 2012, a CBRN basic awareness course was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
As part of HZS continuing support of the operational capabilities of the Netherlands CBRN forces, HSZ conducted two train the trainer courses (in the Netherlands) followed by a one week familiarisation and preparation phase (Czech Republic) for live agent training to their specialist CBRN military forces and trainers, during June and July.
Seibersdorf Laboratories, Hotzone Solutions Middle East and Hotzone Solutions Group successfully conducted a three-week radiation protection and safety course for the Police of Abu Dhabi.
On 8 June 2012 a workshop was held at the Tor Vergata University of Rome to present the International CBRNE Master Course, which will be launched in academic year 2013-2014.
For the first time, nine members of the Belgian Homeland Security and Municipal Fire Brigades participated in practical Live Agent Training for First Responders conducted by Hotzone Solutions from the 19-23 March in Vyskov, Czech Republic.
Hotzone Solutions (HZS) recently signed a partnership agreement with Asymetric Threat Response (ATR), a UK-based company.
In July 2011, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) and the Chornobyl Center, Ukraine, signed a cooperation agreement.
Hotzone Solutions announced today the establishment of a partnership with the Academy of Public Safety and Security (APSS) in Moscow, Russian Federation.
For the first time Hotzone Solutions Middle East organised a Radiation Safety Course for first responders.
Hotzone Solutions Middle East conducted ist second course on CBRNE Special Event Management and Planning in Abu Dhabi from 12 - 16 February 2012.
Hotzone Solutions Middle East conducted a First Responder WMD Awareness Course in Abu Dhabi for first responders, held on 22 - 26 January 2012.
Hotzone Solutions today announced a partnership with ProQares, a leading provider of testing, evaluation and certification services for protective equipment against chemical hazards; to deploy ChemTox in numerous countries throughout its international network.
Hotzone Solutions Middle East (HZS), in cooperation with Hotzone Solutions Benelux BV, arranged a Basic Live Agent Awareness course for the airport police of Abu Dhabi, from 28 November to 2 December 2011.
Hotzone Solutions successfully concluded the pilot course on Nuclear Emergency Training (NET) in Slavutych and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
Hotzone Solutions Group successfully concluded the pilot course on nuclear emergency training (NET) in Slavutych and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
From 19-24 September 2011, Hotzone Solutions once again strengthened its expert position in the CBRN field by delivering live agent training course for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) police force.
Hotzone Solutions conducted a first of its kind Train-the-Trainer live agent certification course for its own instructors and lead consultants in Vyskov, Czech Republic, in May 2011. The participants came from over ten countries, with various professional backgrounds, such as police, fi
OPCW has renewed its contract with Hotzone Solutions for the provision of non destructive evaluation (NDE) training courses to NDE specialists Following the accomplishment of its first 'in-house' NDE training course to OPCW inspectors back in December 2010, Hotzone Solutions just delive
Hotzone Solutions (HZS) proudly announces the formation of eCBRN, the world's most practice oriented eLearning provider in the field of CBRN preparedness and response. eCBRN was recently founded to combine the practical, theoretical, conceptual and technical expertise required to best
On 17 June 2011, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in cooperation with Hotzone Solutions Group, organised a high-level one-day awareness seminar on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) related incidents and threats. The event took place at the Hofbu
Earlier this month, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) signed a partnership agreement with Zepcam. Zepcam is an Amsterdam-based company that develops body-worn video recording systems for professional use. Its products are used for hand-free video recording by police, fire departments, and other
On Monday, May 17th 2011, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) and NBC-Sys signed a cooperation agreement. From design and manufacturing to customer support, NBC-Sys is a leading expert in various technologies for protection against nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical threats (CBRN). Its r
In its continuous effort to meet CBRN training needs, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) proudly introduces a unique training course for professional photographers and TV crews. In fast-evolving and dangerous environments, where reporters' safety and security are at stake as they work to fully a
Given the increasing demand for CBRN consultants in the CBRN market, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) management is introducing a new service. HZS customers can now hire single instructors and consultants, without having to purchase the whole 'training package'. Indeed, the CBRN field is complex, and fi
The Swedish Rescue Traing Center (SRTC) and Hotzone Solutions Group, together with Hotzone Solutions Middle East, signed a partnership agreement on 10 May 2011 in Skövde, Sweden. Through this partnership, Hotzone Solutions can offer realistic CBRNE training at a worldclass facility with a su
Hotzone Solutions Middle East (HZSME) was appointed as the exclusive representative of the SRTC as of 10 May 2011 and is therefore in the position to offer not only CBRNE consulting and training services but also high class first responder training and consulting, from fire-fighting courses of al
Last week, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) signed a partnership agreement with Utilis, a French company specialising in quick assembly shelters and NRBC decontamination technologies. Since 1997, Utilis has been designing shelters and civilian and military decontamination solutions. Their produ
Hotzone Solutions Group (HZS) is now broadening its business scope to South Asia by appointing ADI Mountvala & Associates as HZS' sole and official representative in India. ADI Mountvala & Associates is engaged in consultancy and technology of CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiol
Thanks to its recent developments in the Middle East, Hotzone Solutions is currently looking for professional and experienced English-Arabic Arabic-English interpreters (English A/B - Arabic A/B). Basic knowledge in the areas of CBRN and security is required. If you are intere
From the 20-24 February 2011, and for the first time, Hotzone Solutions had a stand at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. IDEX 2011 was organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in association with the UAE Armed
Consortium Including Hotzone Solutions Awarded CATCH Project by the Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Ministry of Finance
Hotzone Solutions and six partners have been awarded the CATCH Project by the municipality of The Hague, city of justice, peace and security, and the Dutch Ministry of Finance, in December 2010. The chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) advanced training curriculum The Hague, or CA
Hotzone Solutions Successfully Delivers NDE (Non Destructive Evaluation) Training Course to New NDE Specialists from OPCW
Last week, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) ended its first 'in house' NDE training course at OPCW premises in The Hague, The Netherlands. HZS trained new NDE specialists from OPCW using different NDE methods, for a period of six weeks. From 1 November to 10 December 2010, at OPCW offices, HZS c
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has chosen Hotzone Solutions (HZS) to provide an auditor for its certified level 3 NDE auditor training to its inspectors to support real data gathering, using real chemical warfare agents. The OPCW is an international orga
From 13-18 September 2010, Hotzone Solutions successfully delivered a live agent training course for Dutch fire-fighters (HAZMAT officers). During the six day course, participants underwent training with unsealed radioactive sources and chemical warfare agents. The focus of the trainin
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