CCOPAB carries out the Course to Train Civilians to Work in Unstable Environments
To prepare civilians that need to work in unstable environments due to their mission or special activities is the main goal of this course developed by CCOPAB in partnership with Igarapé Institute. About 25% of the countries that Brazil maintained technical cooperation in this century are considered fragile because of conflicts, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE, acronym in Portuguese) and the World Bank.
Carried out from December 6th to 9th, the Course to Train Civilians to Work in Unstable Environments presented theoretical interventions and practical activities on subjects such as first aid; fire combat; behavior in collapsed structures; firearms effects; driving and maintenance of vehicles; actions in minefield or with traps; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense; terrorist attacks and field orientation.
The course had the Specialized Training School (EsIE, acronym in Portuguese) and the Specialized Training Center of the Military Fire Brigade of the State of Rio de Janeiro (CIEB, acronym in Portuguese) as partners. And, as students, representatives from the Federal Police, the Military Court of Justice, the Military Public Prosecutor, the State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration (RJ), Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa, acronym in Portuguese), Action Aid, University of Brasília, University Center Curitiba, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Igarapé Institute. "The Course has greatly contributed to my professional growth. Today, I can act more safely in unstable places. The Course has also allowed me to integrate several public and private institutions, enabling a great exchange of experiences", said Anne Elise Ferreira Valin, a student from the State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration (RJ).
Translation: LT Canella