Tampa, Florida -- The National Law Enforcement CBRNE Training Center is giving local first responders, law enforcement and medical professionals an inside look a the underground world of illicit weapon production.
The "Outlaw Labs" course is unique because it is geared specifically toward local first responders, keeping them on top of evolving threats to our country.
CBRNE stands for chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear and explosive.
"The threats are constant, the treats are real and the are constantly evolving, so certainly staying on top as first responders, staying on top of these evolving threats is extremely important to the protective mission that they do," said Ricardo Ubinas, Director of the National Law Enforcement CBRNE Training Center.
"Certainly with large scale events like the Republican National Convention, or any other large scale event that seems to be a likely or possible target, this is timely training in providing them with what they need to out out there on the street and interdict these events before they occur," he added.
This training course is not the result of the Convention coming to town, it would have taken place regardless.
The course is being paid for through a grant from the USF Center for Biological Defense.
The goal is to eventually take it on the road to teach first responders nationwide about the evolving threats.