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AWR148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement Personnel, First Responders and Local School Systems

This awareness level course has been developed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and personnel on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to a school-based emergency. Rural schools, law enforcement, and other emergency responders are often limited in resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing, communicating, responding, and recovering from a school-based incident. This course provides an opportunity to partner the rural emergency response community and the local school systems. Specifically, this course will allow them to collabrate, communicate, and share information, to achieve coordinated awareness of, prevention of, protection against, and response to school-based incidents in a rural community. PREREQUISITES: Attendees must be US Citizens.

AWR148-1 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents - Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, FIrst Responders, and Local School Systems, Train-the-Trainer

Developed by the University of Findlay as a member of the RDPC, this instructor-led course is designed to prepare individuals to teach the AWR 148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems curriculum in their jurisdictions. Characteristics of adult learners, types of learning styles, and effective preparation strategies are discussed in an adult learning module. Participants are required to conduct a teach-back using their knowledge of the subject matter and adult learning principles. Major discussion points relative to the AWR 148 course materials are reviewed to ensure participants fully grasp the elements that must be in place to effectively plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from a school-based emergency. This Train-the-Trainer course emphasizes the collaboration and communication that must exist amongst the local emergency responders, school personnel, and other community stakeholders for maximum coordination in the event of a school-based incident.

AWR151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism

AWR 151 is designed to educate and enable the diverse elements that must be called upon to participate in creating an effective response plan. The course will educate by using specific examples to demonstrate the potential effects of possible types of agroterrorism. It will demonstrate how preplanning can create an effective community response that will reduce or mitigate individual acts of terror. Individuals who have completed this course will be enabled to invest their agency or individual resources to develop or strengthen a community plan.

AWR152 Principles of Preparedness for Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters

AWR 152 is designed to prepare members of emergency response teams to evaluate the overall risk of an intentional attack on a segment of agriculture or a segment of the food system and to provide information about methods to limit vulnerabilities in identified targets. Participants will learn to evaluate the impact of an incident on the entire food system (food continuum) or on a specific segment of the food system. The course will also provide information to enable participants to more clearly understand the threats that are posed to agriculture and the food system. Emergency response team personnel will develop skills to assess vulnerabilities and identify targets to assist in preventing or mitigating an intentional attack on the agriculture or food system. Course Prerequisites: Recommend completion of AWR151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism.

AWR153 Principles of Detection and Diagnosis-Strategies and Technologies

Informs frontline response teams about the importance of early detection and diagnosis, proper sampling, and steps involved in an agroterrorism‐related outbreak investigation. Provides strategies to increase detection and diagnosis efficiency, as well as the epidemiological and criminal investigation process. This is the third of six courses in the WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders series. Prerequisites: Recommended: AWR 151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism; AWR 152 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters

AWR154 Principles of National Incident Management System (NIMS), Team Building and Risk Communications

AWR 154 is designed to convey best practices, concepts, organizational procedures, and terminology that make up the framework of ICS and NIMS. The course will further enhance community response capacity to an agricultural or food systems disaster by improving participants’ understanding of interagency collaboration through team building and the principles of effective risk communication. The team-building module enhances preparedness by improving participants’ ability to work across organizational borders. By providing participants with information on the principles of risk communication against the backdrop of NIMS, local emergency responders will understand risk communication as both a concept and an application. Prerequisites: Recommended: AWR 151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism; AWR 152 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters; AWR 153 Principles of Detection and Diagnosis--Strategies and Technologies

AWR155 Principles of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters

AWR 155 outlines the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the principles of Unified Command (UC) in a agroterrorism and food safety system disaster. Participants will apply ICS and UC principles through various exercises. Participants will be enabled to form and maintain frontline emergency response teams in response to such emergencies. The course will raise awareness to the need to quickly identify and eradicate outbreaks of animal diseases by isolating and destroying livestock and wildlife, removing and disposing of contaminated animal products, and disposing of contaminated feed and related materials. This course will also address the need for whole community preparedness and participation by strengthening local citizen emergency response teams which can support surge capacity response to an agricultural or food systems emergency or act of agroterrorism. Prerequisites: Recommended: AWR 151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism; AWR 152 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters; AWR 153 Principles of Detection and Diagnosis--Strategies and Technologies; AWR 154 Principles of NIMS, Team Building, and Risk Communication

AWR156 Principles of Planning and Implementing Recovery

AWR 156 provides the fundamental framework for orchestrating the recovery from an incident of agroterrorism or food systems disaster. It defines recovery, the community stakeholders who must participate in the recovery, and the activities involved in restoring public confidence and a sense of normalcy. This course provides specific steps for planning for recovery, both within participants’ own organizations and as stakeholders in the larger community-wide incident command system. Using the lessons learned from the preceding courses in the curriculum series, this course will train members of the agriculture community on recovery operations, procedures, and techniques to be implemented following an incident of agroterrorism. Prerequisites: AWR 155 Principles of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism or Food System Disasters.

AWR157 Transit Terrorist Tools and Tactics (T4)

This 3 day (24 hour) course teaches transit security, local law enforcement , government officials, private security officers and others how to respond to the threat of a terrorist attack in a mass transit environment. The course begins with an overview of the threat to transit agencies and the consequences of an attack, and moves quickly into scenario-based practical exercises.

Topics covered during the course include behavioral assessment, emergency planning, threat and vulnerability assessment and an introduction to various types of technology that can be used to help transit agencies prevent terrorist attacks. The final day of training is an all-day practical exercise that incorporates all of the topics previously covered.

Anyone who works in a mass transit environment is encouraged to attend. This includes transit managers, coach operators, risk management staff and anyone else in the transit system. Others groups who often attend include transit police/local law enforcement, private security personnel and many others.

AWR158 Advanced Criminal Intelligence Analysis to Prevent Terrorism
AWR160 Standardized Awareness Training Program
AWR160-1 Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train ther Trainer
AWR160-W WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders
AWR167 Sport Event Risk Management

This course is focused upon building capabilities for multi-agency collaboration. Intact university or venue teams will learn to agree on basic concepts relative to: planning, risk assessment, training, exercising plans, and recovery/business continuity through scenario-based training modules. The university or venue teams will be composed of specialists from five distinct areas: campus police or venue security, athletic department, emergency management, fire/HazMat and emergency medical/health services. The expectation is for these leadership teams to return to their respective universities or venues and coordinate development of a sport event security management system. The Sports Event Security Aware (SESA) assessment system, developed by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will be the basis for these back-home developments. Prerequisites are not mandatory, but participants are highly encouraged to complete IS100, IS200, IS700, and IS800.b.

AWR168-W Cyber Law and White Collar Crime, Web-Based

This intermediate course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer crime issues from a legal perspective. The training will highlight the various computer crimes and appropriate response by first defenders and others that may encounter these types of issues. Participants learn legislations and organizational efforts to control or prevent such crimes. This course covers intellectual property law (copyright, trade secrets, unfair competiton, and unfair business practices), personal jurisdiction, electronic commerce and software contracts, telecommunications, antitrust, privacy, the right to accuracy of information, the right to access to information, and the First Amendment.

AWR173-W Information Security Basics, Web-Based

Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT workers the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography. Trainees should have a basic working knowledge of information technology (IT) prior to taking the course.

AWR174-W Cyber Ethics, Web-Based

Cyber Ethics is designed to teach participants the proper techniques with which to approach the difficult ethical dilemmas that arise from using the modern Internet. In addition to providing students with the skills to assess future ethical dilemmas for themselves, Cyber Ethics also looks at some of the more pressing concerns related to Internet usage today. Topics covered include privacy, intellectual property, professional codes of ethics, freedom of speech on the Internet, and issues related to ethical hacking.

AWR175 Information Security for Everyone

Information Security for Everyone is designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, trainees are taught both what to do and why to do it. Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.
Topics
Securing a clean computer
Securing a corrupted computer
Protecting your computer and its contents
Securing computer networks
Secure communications and information security best practices
Maintaining Privacy Guidelines for maintaining privacy while surfing the internet
Safe internet usage

AWR175W Information Security for Everyone, Web Based

TEEX Web based course designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, trainees are taught both what to do and why to do it. Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

AWR176-W Business Information Continuity, Web-Based

Business Information Continuity trains business managers to respond to varying threats that might impact their organization's access to information. Business Information Continuity provides requisite background theory and recommended best practices needed by managers to keep their offices running during incidents of different types. Topics include an overview of business information continuity, guides for implementing and managing a business information continuity plan, a discussion of technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations, and an examination of legal issues that may confront an organization.

AWR177-W Information Risk Management, Web-Based

This is an intermediate level course covering topics on information assets, identifying risks, and management processes highlighting best principles and practices. It will provide training in information risk-related tools and technologies (such as asset evaluation, business impact analysis, risk identification, risk quantification, risk response, security policies, and compliance) for better understanding of potential threats and vulnerabilities in business online, and learning to adopt levels of security measures and best practices.

AWR178-W Secure Software, Web-Based

Secure Software covers secure programming practices necessary to secure applications against attacks and exploits. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of secure software development, defensive programming techniques, secure design and testing, and secure development methodologies.

AWR179 Avian Influenza Response Training

Responders play a critical role in containing and recovering from a foreign animal disease outbreak by assessing the local emergency, assisting in response efforts, coordinating resources, and assuring that all components of the response are carried out quickly and accurately to prevent further contamination.  
This courses focuses on best practices and safety issues associated with an agriculture emergency. Participants will learn the importance of preparing for a potential outbreak and
be trained on the concepts of:
·      Biosecurity
·      Quarantine
·      Personal protective equipment
·      Euthanasia and disposal
·      Cleaning and disinfection

AWR180 Foreign Animal Disease Response
AWR187-W Terrorism and WMD Awareness in the Workplace

Developed by the Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) as a member of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), completion of this awareness-level web-based training course prepares learners to successfully recognize, report, and react to potential terrorist incidents. In the first two lessons, learners develop a broad understanding of terrorism, including a definition of terrorism as well as examples of terrorist groups and targets. In addition, learners gain insight into the importance of protecting private sector resources through awareness-level training. The last two lessons list various weapons of mass destruction (WMD), relay indicators of potential terrorist activity, and outline actions to be taken in the event of a potential terrorist attack.