FORT CARSON, CO – From April 19 to May 16, ATS assisted with VIBRANT RESPONSE 22, the culminating event for the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF), whose headquarters is Joint Task Force – Civil Support (JTF-CS), and Command and Control CBRN Response Elements A and B (2CRE-A/B). who are with Task Forces 76 and 46, respectively.

The scenario for both phases of the event was a 20kT nuclear device detonation in the vicinity of Denver, CO.  The DCRF and C2CRE-A/B deployed to the Denver area and conducted CBRN response operations, and other-directed mission assignments in support of FEMA (the lead federal agency) in order to save lives, mitigate human suffering, and prevent further injury. They also provided temporary critical support to enable community recovery and, ultimately, conducted a transition of responsibility to follow on forces or civil authority.

ATS provided the ATSsim Constructive Simulation environment to replicate the activities of the CBRN Response Enterprise (CRE). ATS also provided personnel which wrote and role-played elements of the higher headquarters and Federal and State partners. ATS’s contract with US Northern Command (Disaster Management Simulation – Media Emulation Software [DMS-MES] Modeling and Simulation [M&S]) also provided the Synthetic Media environment through ATS’s teammate, Nusura.

The event was a success, as the DCRF, C2CRE-A and C2CRE-B have been confirmed as mission ready. All personnel and equipment can redeploy safely and have been re-set in preparation for mission execution.

As a leader in emergency preparedness training and readiness, ATS continues to actively work to deliver innovative, experience-based disaster-preparedness exercises solutions for local, state and federal agencies to protect communities. 

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