“Are Serco’s Resilience Instructors Injecting A Novichok Media Play?”

“Digital Fires Instructor Serco [Marine Corps Base!] Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”

“Message from the [U.K.] Cabinet Office “As owners of the Emergency Planning College, we are delighted with the way in which Serco has continued to manage, grow and develop the College this year. The training quality scores from delegates consistently exceed the very demanding criteria that we set and reflect the excellent feedback you give us. We are equally pleased that the College has extended and expanded its offering not only in the traditional Category 1 Responder marketplace, but also more widely across Category 2 Responders, the private sector and the wider resilience community. This success is underpinned by the number of new areas in which EPC are winning contracts for consultancy, advisory, training and support services. We commend the EPC to you. It is still the only establishment that offers courses and training endorsed by the Cabinet Office as being entirely compliant with the CCA and its derived guidance.” Campbell McCafferty Head of Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office”

“Our [Serco‘s] experienced team of professional exercise staff will take care of all the time consuming exercise preparation work, enabling you to simply specify the aim, objectives and the standards expected. There is no requirement for investment in hardware or software, and every scenario is tailored for your specific situation, risks and geography. A wide range of subject matter experts, covering all key sectors and environments, provide detailed input and support including specialist crisis communications (ranging from scripted media broadcasts to live on-site media teams).”



Sergei Skripal, Former Spy Poisoned With Novichok, Released From Hospital But Still Recovering

by Matt Novak • May 14, 2018

Photo: File photo of Sergei Skripal (AP)

Sergei Skripal, the former spy who was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok, was released from the hospital today. But health officials stress that Skripal still needs more time to properly recover.

Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were both poisoned with Novichok on March 4, 2018 and were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury. The first police officer to attend to them was also treated for being exposed to the nerve agent. British authorities believe that Russia was behind the poisonings, something that the Russian government denies.

“While these patients have now been discharged, their right to patient confidentiality remains and limits us from giving detailed accounts of the treatment these individuals received,” a Salisbury District Hospital spokesperson in a statement.

“However, treating people who are so acutely unwell, having been poisoned by nerve agents, requires stabilising them, keeping them alive until their bodies could produce more enzymes to replace those that had been poisoned.”

The hospital stresses that there will be more recovery necessary “away from the hospital.” It’s unclear at this point where Skripal will be living. His home, believed to be the place where he and his daughter were poisoned, was sealed off as a crime scene. Yulia was moved to an undisclosed “secure” location after her discharge from the hospital on April 10th.

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