On Monday 9 March and Wednesday 18 March 2015, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., SCK•CEN will organise a practical drill for the public fire brigade (zone Kempen) on the technical domain.
This zone includes the corps of Balen, Mol, Geel, Westerlo, Herentals, Grobbendonk and Herenthout, which can be deployed in case of possible incidents at SCK•CEN.
In all, more than 50 firefighters with equipment and trucks will participate under the direction of SCK•CEN's internal company fire brigade.
This practical exercise is part of the permanent training of public fire departments and is essentially directed at specialized measurement teams. This practical exercise focuses on the use of measuring devices, basic principles, radioactive materials (ALARA) and the measurement of people (external contamination).