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WMD Crime Scene Management for Emergency Responders
This course Provides emergency responders with an understanding of the crime scene process. Responders also learn how to assist in crime scene protection and interact with crime scene investigators. This Awareness Level course was developed to serve the needs of emergency responders who have no previous training in responding to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) crime scenes.
|AWR111||Basic EMS Concepts for WMD Incidents|
|AWR111-W||Basic EMS Concepts for CBRNE Events|
Public Works for WMD Incidents: Basic Concepts
This course provides participants with a basic understanding of the Federal controlling authorities for weapons of mass destruction (WMD)/terrorism incidents; an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS) for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, adn explosive (CBRNE)/terrorism incidents; and knowledge of the Federal resources available to assist and support their jurisdiction in the event of a CBRNE/terrorism incident. The course delivery consists of three modules. Each module contains study text, multimedia participant activities, and an end-of-module test. After completing all the modules, participants are required to pass a comprehensive final exam. The successful completion of this course provides the participant with the background knowledge necessary to participate in the MGT317 Public Works: Planning for and Responding to a WMD/Terrorism Incident course (previously PER210). This course takes place on the TEEX/NERRTC Domestic Preparedness Campus.
Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism: Awareness Level
This course is designed to promote community awareness of agriculture-based terrorism. Participants are introduced to and learn a definition of agroterrorism. Once they have received an overview of the food supply infrastructure, participants learn basic communication protocols they must be aware of in case they must report a suspected agroterrorism incident. At the end of the course, participants learn about additional opportunities that exist for agriculture security training. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: Recall pertinent issues related to HSPDs 5, 7, 8, and 9 as they relate to agricultural security and threats; Summarize food and agricultural system vulnerabilities to threats and acts of terrorism; Explain psychological and economic impacts of agroterrorism; Identify WMD agents and routes of exposure that are likely to be used for agroterrorism; Generalize ways agricultural materials may be utilized as weapons in agroterrorism incidents; Provide examples of how domestic and foreign food processing and distribution are vulnerable to agroterrorism; Develop pre-incident planning measures for agricultural security; Recognize important national planning and response guidelines.
|AWR117-1||Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism Train the Trainer|
Awareness and Response to Biological Events
This is an awareness-level course designed to address fundamentals associated with emergency response to biological incidents. The course provides a brief overview of the biological threat that now faces the United States; biological agents that are naturally occurring or could be used deliberately; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders). Tactics for identifying the presence of a potential biological threat, responding to an incident, and supporting operations at the incident scene are also addressed. The course also supports the necessity for teamwork (through a review of the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, and the National Response Framework) among all responding agencies and actions that all personnel can take to support and facilitate the operations of other responding agencies. In summary, the course will prepare representatives of federal, state, local, and tribal emergency response agencies to perform safely and effectively during an incident involving biological agents. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: Describe how performance is evaluated; Summarize the course and its agenda; List the three main types of biological incidents; Outline the history of bioweapons; Contrast the common misconceptions about bioterrorism with the realities; Identify reasons why a terrorist might use a biological agent as a weapon; List the routes of exposure; Discuss the difference between infectious and contagious; Describe the characteristics of bacterial diseases, viral diseases, and toxins; Explain how biological agents may be used to attack crops or animals to harm a nation's economy (agroterrorism); Use the Biological Agents Matrix in the NCBRT WMD Response Guidebook to determine a biological agent from signs and sympoms given by the instructor in a practical exercise; Review the concepts and principles of the ICS, NIMS, and the NRF; Describe how biological incidents may impact incident management; Describe levels of personal and respiratory protections; Describe isolation zones and scene setup for a biological event response; Explain the importance of decontamination; Distinguish between exposure and contamination; Differentiate the six types of decontamination; Identify the lessons learned from each case study; Identify the resources required for response in each case study; Determine the correct responses by local jurisdictions based upon information provided in each study; Successfully complete a comprehensive post-test; Provide feeback by completing a course evaluation form.
Biological Incidents Awareness, Train-the-Trainer
The course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred in the recent past; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorist weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public).
Law Enforcement Response /WMD-Awareness TtT
This course is designed to prepare federal, state, and local law enforcement training personnel to train their personnel to perform safely and effectively during incidents involving WMD through: detection and identification of precursor materials, safe and effective procedures as a first responder at a crime scene, evidence collection, collection and communication of relevant information to dispatch and supervision, self-protection from death or injury from WMD hazards, employment of measures to protect the public from death or injury, and coordination with firefighters, medical personnel and other emergency services personnel.
Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts
The course provides certified Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist in the prevention and/or deterrence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist incidents. Law enforcement officers are part of the front-line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents when the release of WMD agents is likely to occur as a result of criminal actions. The nature of their daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of their community that the general public does not share. This heightened community awareness, as well as the possibility that they may encounter terrorists unknowingly while conducting patrol functions, provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents. Prerequisites: Must be sworn members of a federal, state, county/parish, or municipal law enforcement agency currently assigned and functioning as patrol officers or line supervisors.
Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts T-t-T
Geared toward trainers, this course format prepares instructors to teach the indirect format of the Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts course. This course provides certified state, and local law enforcement officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist in preventing and/or deterring weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist incidents. Law enforcement officers are part of the front-line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents when the release of WMD agents is likely to occur as a result of criminal actions. The nature of their daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of their community the general public does not share. This heightened community awareness, as well as the possibility that they may encounter terrorists unknowingly while conducting patrol functions, provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents. Prerequisites: Must be sworn members of a state, county/parish, or municipal law enforcement agency who are currently assigned and functioning as patrol officers or line supervisors; Minimum of 3 years service with a law enforcement agency; Instructor certification by the authority having jurisdiction; Endorsement by the appropriate agency training supervisor; Government-issued identification card.
Homeland Security Planning for Campus Executives
This is an awareness level course conducted by West Virginia University that introduces participants to emergency planning as expected by the US Department of Homeland Security. It is designed for higher education administrators who have the decision making responsibility for seeing that their campuses are safe, i.e. presidents, vice presidents, provosts, key staff members, safety committees, and those individuals who may be a part of a unified command situation.
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings
This is an awareness level course designed to provide basic instruction in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), with a focus on explosives and incendiary devices as terrorist weapons. The course includes classroom presentations that address potential terrorist targets in U.S. communities, common military and commercial explosives (available to terrorist), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and response procedures that support safe and effective operations during bomb incidents.
Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents
The Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents mobile course is designed to provide emergency first responders and school staff with the skills to plan and respond to school bomb threats and bombing incidents through lectures and exercises. Participants are presented with information necessary to recognize a threat and determine pre- and post-detonation threat response strategies, and develop actionable items specific to an individual's school needs.
Course Objectives: -Describe critical decision-making moments during a school bomb threat; -Develop the ability to validate a school bombing threat; -Identify pre-detonation response strategies in a school environment; and -Identify post-detonation response strategies in a school environment.
Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI)
UPSBI addresses the issues involved in school bomb threats and designing safe and effective response plans for school bomb incidents. In addition, UPSBI provides the tools and information needed to develop or assess an existing school bomb incident response plan. The course has numerous resources which include full text documents concerning school emergency management plans, the threat assessment process, planning a functional school training program, and links to FEMA online training for school administrators. Objectives: Describe factors involved in school bomb threats; Identify critical response actions; Recognize primary components of an improvised explosive device (IED; Identify critical components of a school bomb related response plan.
Promoting Community Cyber Security
The course is designed to provide an overview of the steps taken within organizations to protect their cyber resources. It will also look at that protection within the context of the broader community. Participants will explore the impact of the interconnections and dependencies introduced by information technology.
Essentials of Community Cyber Security
The course provides individuals, community leaders, and first-responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency response in a community. It also serves as a cursory introduction to cyber threats, vulnerabiliities, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cyber security program. This course is a prerequisite to attending the MGT384 Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents and MGT385 Community Cyber Security Exercise Planning.
Critical Employee Emergency Planning (CEEP)
The eight-hour training provides key information that employers, employees, and their families must have to prepare for any of the 15 Department of Homeland Security planning scenarios which include natural disasters and nuclear, biological, chemical, radiological, and cyber attacks. The training will include: Preparing first responders to care for their families (food, water, medication, documents, and other essentials) while remaining on the job through evacuation, quarantine, and other critical incidents; Developing a personal communications plan and procedures so that families and first responders can maintain or resume contact as soon as possible during or after an emergency; Identifying and entering into mutual aid relationships with sister agencies to facilitate communication, support family members, back-up data, share manpower, equipment, and other resources; and provide information on federal and non-profit sector support services available for prevention, protection, response and recovery of the critical infrastructure and first responder families, employees, agencies, and corporations.
Network Assurance, Web-Based
Network Assurance covers secure network practices necessary to protect networked systems against attacks and exploits. Network security administration topics include firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, common cryptographic ciphers, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), server and client security, and secure policy generation.
Introduction to Radiological Nuclear WMD Operations
The purpose of the Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Operations, AWR-140, course, is to provide awareness and operations level training to those participants, who in the course of their normal duties could encounter a radiological/nuclear incident. The course will introduce topics that are relevant to a radiological/nuclear operation: Radiation, Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats, Recognition and Notification, Protective Actions. This training will provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge of radiation and give the participant the awareness level knowledge (defensive posture) to respond to a radiological/nuclear WMD incident. It will train the awareness level tasks - recognition, self-protection, notification and secure the area - as it relates to a radiological incident. This will be accomplished by explaining protective actions and presenting administrative and engineering controls/procedures to help minimize health risks during a radiological emergency. The course also covers material found at the operations level and meets a large portion of NFPA-472 Annex D-Analyzing the Incident. Participants who complete this course (AWR-140) along with the CTOS Instrument Course and Operations Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMDs will have completed the competencies, behaviors and tasks found in NFPA-472 Annex D and met the intent of the Standard.
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness T-t-T
This course is designed to prepare trainers to deliver a 4 hour Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, using a prepared lesson plan. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the basics of platform presentation and classroom discussion, and will present a portion of the Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course as part of their training. This course is a prerequisite for the PER240 course.
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course
This course is a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) radiological/nuclear overview designed for first responders adn other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. It focuses on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazard identification, and proper notification procedures. The course consists of classroom instruction. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS THE SAME AS THE AWR140. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE AWR140-2 IS AN INDIRECT DELIVERY TAUGHT BY LOCALS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE AWR140-1.
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, Web-Based
This course is a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) radiological/nuclear overview designed for first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear incident. It focuses on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazards identification, and proper notification procedures. This course consists of online instruction.
Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel
Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel is an eight-hour training program designed to educate rural public safety officials and personnel in maritime jurisdictions who may respond to maritime incidents. The inland waterways of the maritime system encompass many high risk terminals that are located outside large municipalities but which share the same risk factors as larger ports. This course will assist the public safety community in understanding the unique and complex security needs of maritime facilities and vessels. Through this course, first responders will gain a better understanding of the criticalities of the maritime system, thereby increasing their ability to defend it. The training will also enable first responders to better assist the facilities and vessels with the orderly, secure, and safe flow of commerce that is vital to all maritime communities and to the nation.
Rail Car Incident Response
This course has been developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials. Through this course, participants will gain an understanding of potential hazards at a train derailment, the properties of specific chemicals, and various incident control, confinement and containment mitigation techniques. In addition, participants will learn about basic rail car design and construction features as well as damage assessment strategies to help interpret damage to the rail cars in the event of an incident. Upon completion of this course, participants should be better prepared to respond to a freight rail car incident without endangering the health and safety of the responders and the environment.