Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Company


Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Company

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit


caption=
dates= 2005 - Present
country= Canada
allegiance=
branch= Personnel come from all branches
type= Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Defence
role= NBCD, in support of National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Team
size= Company
command_structure= Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM)
current_commander=
garrison= 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
ceremonial_chief=
colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname= CJIRU
patron=
motto=
colors= Tan Beret
march=
mascot=
notable_commanders=|anniversaries=

The Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit of the Canadian Forces was created to provide "an enhanced and deployable nuclear, biological and chemical defence response team (NBCRT) for support to the Canadian Forces and the government of Canada." [cite web|url=http://www.cansofcom.forces.gc.ca/en/cjiru_e.asp|title="CANSOFCOM: Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit"]

History

Subsequent to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the Chief Review Services Report on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence of the same year, it became evident that the Canadian Forces needed to increase the breadth of its NBCD capabilities. The federal government, under then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, allotted $30 million in the December 2001 budget to enhance this capability and creating the Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Company (JNBC Coy) which later was re-christened as the CJIRU.

Due to the requirement for rapid deployment of the unit, CJIRU continues to be based with airlift assets at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario.

External links

* [http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=505 DND/CF Backgrounder: Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence (JNBCD) Company]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nuclear weapons and Israel — Israel Nuclear program start date mid to late 1950s[1] First nuclear weapon test Unknown; possible join …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory — Agency overview Formed 2 July 2001 Preceding agency Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Jurisdiction Un …   Wikipedia

  • nuclear weapon — an explosive device whose destructive potential derives from the release of energy that accompanies the splitting or combining of atomic nuclei. [1945 50] * * * or atomic weapon or thermonuclear weapon Bomb or other warhead that derives its force …   Universalium

  • Australia and weapons of mass destruction — Australia is not currently known or believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, although it has participated in extensive research into nuclear, biological and chemical weapons in the past. Australia currently chairs the Australia Group, an… …   Wikipedia

  • Canada and weapons of mass destruction — Weapons of mass destruction …   Wikipedia

  • North Korea and weapons of mass destruction — North Korea Nuclear program start date 1956 First nuclear weapon test October 9, 2006 Last nuclear test …   Wikipedia

  • Iran and weapons of mass destruction — This article is about Iran and weapons of mass destruction. For Iran s nuclear power program, see Nuclear program of Iran. Weapons of mass destruction …   Wikipedia

  • Airfield Defence Guards — The Airfield Defence Guard (ADG) mustering of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) performs specialist ground defence tasks to protect air power assets from hostile ground action [ Defence Jobs website Accessed on June 22, 2008] . The mustering… …   Wikipedia

  • Law, Crime, and Law Enforcement — ▪ 2006 Introduction Trials of former heads of state, U.S. Supreme Court rulings on eminent domain and the death penalty, and high profile cases against former executives of large corporations were leading legal and criminal issues in 2005.… …   Universalium

  • Australian Defence Force — Australian Defence Force …   Wikipedia