OPCW renewed contract with Hotzone Solutionsfor the provision of NDE (Non Destructive Evaluation) training course toNDE specialists

Following the accomplishment of its first “in-house” NDE training course to OPCW inspectors back in December 2010, Hotzone Solutions just delivered a six weeks NDE training course to OPCW NDE specialist. From 23 Mayto 1 July 2011, HZS consultants have delivered a NDE certified training course to OPCW inspectors, at OPCW offices.The purpose was to provide OPCW NDE specialists opportunity to practice and improve their technical skills and theoretical knowledge in use, with different NDE methods. The methods used were: » Radiography (X-RAY); » Ultrasonic testing (UPE); » Hydrogen concentration measurement (HCM). The delivery of the course went well and the successful NDE specialists were certified in alignment with international standards. This new cooperation with OPCW certainly reflects the high standard quality training Hotzone Solutions delivers

Hotzone Solutions successfully presents its Middle East office during IDEX and obtains the support fromHis Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

From the 20th to the 24th of February 2011- and for the first time-, Hotzone Solutions had a stand at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. IDEX 2011 was organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ, and was held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The main purpose of Hotzone Solutions venue was to introduce its Regional office: Hotzone Solutions Middle East (HZSME), and to further develop its network. With the signing of contracts with new companies and new ones with existing partners, the goal has been reached. During IDEX, Hotzone Solutions management was pleased to see the great interest of many companies from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in its Live Agent Training (LAT). The will to train Army, Police and Customs staffs with LAT has been expressed. Many NBC defence equipment providers were present at IDEX and a substantial expressed great interest in HZS services. New contracts and agreements have already been signed with new partners, envisaging equipment lending and testing in a live environment. The highlight of the conference for HZS was undoubtedly the visit of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed force, to our stand. His Highness took some of his valuable time discussing HZS mission and objectives, and HZS management and its Middle East team were delighted to be able to give a personal presentation to His Highness who affirmed: "Hotzone Solutions' mission is positive for peace in the world". He then expressed his support to HZS and the will for its involvement in increasing CBRN capability in the UAE. Finally, HZS' success at IDEX was also reported in an article published in a well-known daily newspaper in UAE, the Al-Ittihad, which will also certainly help increasing our visibility in the region. Hotzone Solutions participation in IDEX 2011 proved to be very successful in terms of new contacts but it also allowed key regional players to get to know our Middle East office, and our unique services. We would like to thank His Highness Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and the UAE Armed Forces GHQ for the organization of the event. Last but not least, we offer our thanks to His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his interest in HZS' mission.

HZS launches new training for Photographers and TV Crews

20 May 2011 In its continuous effort to meet CBRN training needs, HZS proudly introduces a unique training course for professional Photographers and TV Crews. In this fast evolving and dangerous environment, where reporters' safety and security are at stake as they work to fully accomplish their mission, ensuring these professionals' safety while reporting events to the general public is a key priority at HZS. The new course on"Special Hazards: Protection Course for Photographers and TV-Crews" aims at familiarizing professional reporters with basic self- protection measures. Forthis training, HZS has developeda specialcurriculum to teach them how to work safely in potentially contaminated and hazardous areas. Our course comprises theory and a practical training with harmless and inert chemicals, biological agents, and radioactive simulants. Further details on its contents can be found in our Training catalogue, available on our website.

Hotzone Solutions broadens its range of services

Given the increasing demand forCBRN Consultants in the CBRN market, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) management is introducing a new service. HZS customers can now hire single Instructors and Consultants, without having to purchase the whole "Training package".Indeed, the CBRN field is complex, and finding the right expert to support you in your projects can often be a difficult task.It is current practice for us at HZS, to share our knowledge and use it to meet the needs of our partners and customers. Hence, HZS now offers the possibility to hire individualInstructors as external Consultantsfor the following purposes: » delivering lectures; » providingsupport during CBRN safety and security training; » workingas safety assistants; » participatingin projects as external experts; » etc. HZS experts boast field experience in most CBRN specializations. Please contact us to discuss your needs and our customised solutions. This new service can be found on our website under “Consulting”? “Hire our Instructors”.

Hotzone Solutions launches eCBRN, an eLearning company dedicated to CBRN

    29 June 2011 Hotzone Solutions proudly announces the formation of eCBRN, the world's most practice oriented eLearning provider in the field of CBRN preparedness and response. eCBRNwas recently founded to combine the practical, theoretical, conceptual and technical expertise required to best meet the eLearning needs and requirements of potential customers in the field of CBRN. eCBRN together with HZS offers top-quality CBRN-related eLearning in an effective, efficient and user-owned manner, ranging from basic to advanced level. Using the multi-cultural and international experience and expertise of its staff,eCBRN can offer eLearning courses in different languages and localized content and design.  eCBRN is determined to use the best combination of content, learning design and technology to successfully deliver eLearning to its customers. In order to achieve this, eCBRN works closely with its customers to select the eLearning model that meets the requirements best, taking into account scope and complexity of the learning topic as well as preferred learning styles.  eCBRN also provides a platform for CBRN experts to establish and participate in an online community and to exchange and share information and best practices. eCBRN offers CBRN eLearning for first responders, incident commanders, military or law enforcement organizations, law enforcement officers, physical security organizations/specialists, CBRN experts… To learn more about eCBRN products and services, please visit our website at http://www.ecbrn.com Through the launch of an eLearning company (eCBRN is partially owned by HZS), Hotzone Solutions is able to offer the best CBRN teaching and training possibilities for all in a flexible, efficient and cost-effective manner, using state-of-the-artlearning methodologies and  technologies.

The Agreement for the implementation of the International CBRNE Master course has been signed

The Agreement for the implementation of the International CBRNE Master course has been signed On June 8th 2012 a Workshop was held at the Tor Vergata University of Rome to present the International CBRNE Master Course, which will be launched in academic year 2013-2014. The representatives of all Institutions involved in CBRNE response, high ranking officials of the Italian Armed Forces, outstanding exponents of the Industry, and the highest authorities of the University – including the Rector – participated in the workshops. Representatives of NATO, the EDA, and other EuropeanUniversity also attended the event and expressed their interest in the initiative. Mr. Dieter Rothbacher – HZS Group co-owner and co-founder – represented the Company and chaired a Round Table with the Italian authorities and experts. It was an extremely successful Workshop in terms of turnout and media coverage; please follow the link to watch the video (in Italian). http://www.uniroma.tv/video.asp?id=21340

CBRN Capability Building Dutch Armed Forces

As part of HZS continuing support of the operational capabilities of the Netherlands CBRN forces, HSZ conducted two train the trainer courses (in the Netherlands) followed by a one week familiarisation and preparation phase (Czech Republic) for live agent training to their specialist CBRN military forces and trainers, during June and July. The results of this training will enable the Dutch Military conduct their first live agent training under field conditions later in the year, utilising their own instructors with HZS safety support. This ongoing training and assistance will facilitate advanced training individual and group training to improve individual and collective skills and to test and improve their CBRN response capabilities when they assume a new multifaceted civil defence and assistance role at the end of the year.

Dutch Army and Austrian Army First Customers of Hotzone Solutions ‘New Generation of CWA Simulants

HZS has the great pleasure to announce that the Dutch and Austrian Armies are the first customers for HZSs CWA Simulants. Because of its low-toxicity, the use of HZSs CWA Simulants (link to brochure) will increase the trainees level of preparedness, facilitate their training in realistic scenarios, and improve detection teams ability to achieve optimal performance with their detectors and decontamination exercises.

Establishment of the International CBRNE Institute

Hotzone Solutions is establishing the International CBRNE Institute (ICI) in partnership with the Town of Les Bons Villiers, Belgium. The ICIs CBRNE expertise and knowledge are aimed at assisting national and international experts, relevant international organizations and their staff members, as well as governments and their CBRNE response units in improving their CBRNE knowledge and response mechanismsto newly emerging threats.

Hotzone Solutions Group is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Australia

In November 2012, Hotzone Solutions has opened a new office in Australia. The office is managed by a former CBRN Advisor to SOF in Australia and the Middle East. The new presence will enable Hotzone Solutions International to meet the growing needs and requirements within the Australasian region more effectively and efficiently. Contact details:  Email: gareth.molnar@hotzonesolutions.com

Nuclear Emergency Training for the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice

Hotzone Solutions conducted its first Nuclear Emergency Training (NET) for customers at the International Chernobyl Centre which includes the exclusion zone of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP), Ukraine, for representatives of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice in mid-October 2012

Hotzone Solutions USA not incorporated

Hotzone Solutions Group is currently not represented by any party in the United States of America (USA). The information that can be found under the following link and company domain http://www.knotoxinc.com/index.html is therefore not correct.  Its content, format and design have not been approved nor reviewed by Hotzone Solutions Group or any of its official representatives in any way or form. Any queries in that regard should be addressed to: info@hotzonesolutions.com

Hotzone Solutions and TNO sign partnership agreement

Hotzone Solutions (HZS) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a strategic partnership agreement on 23 October 2012, which will allow both companies to reinforce their respective networks and expertise.

News Miprolab

This new cooperation agreement allows HZS to further increase and diversify its training capabilities and services in the field of CBRN biological countermeasures, so to be always able to customize its services and meet each customers needs. miprolab offers a broad range of products and services for microbiological diagnosis and detection. Services cover the production of toxins, the toxicological and microbiological analyses of your samples and the development and production of rapid assays for metabolites, toxins and infectious agents.

Launching of a New and Unique International CBRNE Master’s Course in 2013

Following the signature of an agreement in June 2012 for the implementation of an international CBRNE master’s course between the university of Tor Vergata, Rome/Italy, Hotzone Solutions, the Netherlands, Seibersdorf Labor GmbH, Austria, VVU (former VOP), the Czech Republic, and Chernobyl Centre, Ukraine, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new and unique International CBRNE Master’s Course

A 3 week course consisting of detection

A 3 week course consisting of detection, protection and decontamination was successfully conducted for Abu Dhabi Police EOD personnel during February by Hotzone Solutions Middle East. The intense course combining all three elements was the latest in a series of specific to role training designed to assist ADP Directorate General of Security and Ports Affairs in meeting new and current threats.

Hotzone Solutions Participated in IDEX 2013

From 17 to 21 February 2013, Hotzone Solutions (HZS) participated in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region. IDEX 2013 was organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in association with the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters, and was held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.