- Training against CBRN weapons for first responders
- Facility operations and maintenance
- Sensory equipment maintenance and calibration
- Chemical agent handling, monitoring and decontamination
- Safety management
- Protective clothing and equipment certification
In 1986, the U.S. Army contracted with URS to operate the first facility to train soldiers in defense against chemical weapons. As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) in 1995, the U.S. Army’s training operations were moved to Fort Leonard Wood. The facility was turned over to the Department of Justice to train civilian first responders to mitigate the effects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) based Weapons of Mass Destruction.
URS holds responsibility for the daily operations and maintenance of the entire facility. URS also provides training and training support. In addition, our responsibilities include the decontamination of personnel, facility grounds and equipment. Constant monitoring of “Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health” and “Time Weighted Averaging” measurements ensures the health and safety of all personnel at the training site. URS also maintains and calibrates monitoring systems such as the Miniature Chemical Agent Monitoring System (MINICAMS).