Hotzone Solutions is a global nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical and explosive (CBRNe) training and consulting company. It was founded by former military and civilian NBC defence officers, inspection team leaders and weapons inspectors from the UN Special Commission; the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission; and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The company offers services in three areas: live CBRNe agent training, CBRNe consulting and CBRNe eLearning. Hotzone Solutions provides realistic and practical CBRNe training to the military, law enforcement, emergency response and security communities. Its unique training is conducted using live CBRNe agents, materials and devices, and has been developed by personnel who have been organising and delivering live-agent training for OPCW inspectors since 2005.

The Training for Toxic Entry course is designed for all local, state and federal emergency, and security personnel tasked with responding to possible CBRNe incidents. It is designed to ensure that all potential responders have a common level of knowledge, so that they can work safely and effectively in toxic environments.

Courses can be tailored to meet specific customer needs. The company’s certification is in line with the OPCW standard for the proficiency of toxic entries. Sharing knowledge and experience is one of the company’s principles, which is why Hotzone Solutions also hires out individual instructors as external consultants to fully support the needs of its partners and customers.

The company’s experts boast field experience in most CBRNe specialisations. In addition to training, Hotzone Solutions has extensive experience in testing and evaluating equipment in toxic chemical environments, and can provide tailored equipment solutions. Hotzone Solutions is a partner of eCBRN, a company that offers eLearning in the field of CBRNe preparedness and response. Together, they offer top-quality CBRNe-related eLearning from basic to advanced levels.

In the second half of 2013, the Hotzone Solutions International Institute for the study of CBRNe materials will open in the city of Bons Villers in Belgium. The aim of the institute is to provide training in specific areas outlined by CBRNE officials from various international organisations and member states. The portfolio of courses will also conform to guidelines issued by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.