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AWR198 First Responder Program

This course is designed to prepare first responders and their supervisors to take the critical actions required in the initial phase of a response, enhancing their abilities to effectively and efficiently prepare for and coordinate incoming response units. The four-day program provides training intended to enhance each department's overall ability to prevent, plan for (and respond to) a large hazardous event, mass disruption of life sustaining services, and a potential or confirmed WMD. It provides 32 hours of classroom learning, activities, multiple tabletop exercises, and practical exercises that provide knowledge and tools for a controlled and safe response to all-hazard and WMD events. Training culminates with a large practical exercise which allows students to use the tools learned and put them to practical use. Course content includes: Site assessment; Vulnerability and Target Indicators; CBRNE; Incident Command System (ICS); National Incident Management System (NIMS); Bomb Threats, Booby Traps, and Detonations; and Crowd Control and Evacuation.

AWR201 Scenario-Based Executive Level Training (S-BELT): Enhancing Executive Leadership Capacity

This course is designed to increase the awareness of public safety executives in their increased responsibilities to assist local leadership from small, rural, and tribal communities in creating vigilant, prepared, and resilient communities within their homeland security missions. Homeland security is presented as an issue that requires the best efforts and collaboration of community leadership and the community as a whole, including the public and private sector. This course offers hands-on application and insight into the leader's role and responsibility in managing local homeland security operations and other events of national significance through an all-hazards approach.

AWR202 Water Sector Interdependencies

The primary objective of the Water Sector Interdependencies course is to increase the awareness of water and wastewater (water) sector utilities executives, managers, and operators of their interdependencies with other critical infrastructures. A secondary objective is to increase the awareness among representatives from other critical infrastructure sectors about their water interdependencies. As a result, water sector utilities should be better equipped in building sustained, resilient local and regional partnerships across critical infrastructures and key resources. These partnerships will align closely with the National Preparedness Framework and with other federal, state, and local guidelines in an effort to provide a comprehensive, consistent response to all hazards and reduce impacts and recovery times.

AWR204 Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT)

The FIAT course covers the fundamentals needed as a foundation for all types of crime and intelligence analysis. The course includes a brief history of intelligence, the thinking skills needed for successful analysis, and an introduction and practice in the most used basic analytical methodologies.

AWR206 Animal Disease Response Training (ADRT)

This course 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 and quarantine; Personal protective equipment; Euthanasia and disposal; Cleaning and disinfection. Animal Disease Response Training (ADRT) provides the information needed to minimize the affects of this tragedy on your community. Responders to whom this course is targeted includes, but is not limited to: Agriculture producers and workers; Law enforcement; Firefighters; Veterinarian and animal health care providers; Emergency medical services personnel; Emergency management public health officials; Public works personnel; Elected officials. PREREQUISITE: completion of IS100.

AWR209 Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders

AWR 209 Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders is designed to provide rural emergency responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to interact with the media and perform public information functions in preparation for and during incidents. Many agencies from small and rural communities do not have a full- or part-time public information officer (PIO) on staff and responders often assume this responsibility without formal training and practice. The intent of this course is to prepare responders for interacting with the media when required, whether it be roadside at the scene of an incident or for conveying directions to the public in a crisis situation. Prerequisites: IS100 and IS700

AWR209-W Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders
AWR212-W Advanced Crisis Communications Strategies for Public Safety Communications Supervisors, Web-based

This 2.5 hr course provides public safety communications supervisors/managers with the crisis communications skills needed to effectively respond to media and public inquiries regarding Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) operations, as well as to communicate effectively within their chain of commmand during emergency situations.

AWR213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness

The course focuses on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. An understanding of the national approach to critical infrastructure enables critical infrastructure stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

AWR219 Site Protection Through Observational Techniques (SPOT)

In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts. Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.

AWR219-1 Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT), Train the Trainer

In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts. Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations. At the end of this course participants will be able to successfully teach an indirect delivery of SPOT.

AWR224-W Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls WBT

The Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls (SS/RDK CC) Web-based course provides general information on the purpose and use of the FH40 and Probes contained in the Thermo Scientific Emergency Radiation Detection Kit (RDK). The SS/RDK CC course provides basic information and some of the basic skills necessary to use the RDK in a variety of settings. It is recommended, but not required, that the participant have an RDK in front of them during this course.

AWR225 CBRNE Response for Rural First Responders

This awareness-level course provides rural first responders with an introduction to various types of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) agents. Any first responder may be called to a CBRNE incident at any time. This course is designed to give first responders the ability to safely assess the scene and determine whether it requires a CBRNE response. This knowledge will allow responders to recognize when a situation requires a defensive response (isolate and deny entry) until operations-level personnel arrive on the scene. This course imparts a basic understanding of dangers involved in CBRNE incidents; instruction in the use of field guides; the steps involved in safe scene assessment; and the components of CBRNE Operations. In addition, this course provides participants with an overview of the Incident Command System and information pertaining to additional support resources from local, State, and Federal agencies. Activities presented in this course afford participants with opportunities to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills. Filmed scenarios presented at the end of this course require participants to combine instruction from the entire course and put it into practice. NOTE: This 8 hour course does not provide the in-depth training required by OSHA 1910.120 to allow responders to enter a hot zone during response. CBRNE Response for Rural First Responders does not provide operational level fiield disaster training nor detailed certification instruction on the use of specific personal protective equipment and does not suggest that any first responder should operate above his/ler level of certification.

AWR232 Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities

This 8-hour awareness-level course will teach rural participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing them with opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm for solutions to simulated emergencies. In the course of six modules, delivered over an eight-hour period, participants will learn how to identify critical resources necessary for identified functions, develop strategies for responding to unique challenges of mass fatalities incidents, implement forums for partnerships with key community, regional, state, and federal stakeholders for effective response and community recovery, and identify the components that comprise a comprehensive community-wide mass fatalities incident response plan. Upon completion of this instructor-led course, participants will benefit from an increased awareness of morgue operations and human remains recovery operations, and an enhanced ability to plan for the unique challenges of mass fatality incidents in rural communities.

AWR297-1 InCOP 1 Information Collection on Patrol (The Role of the Line Officer), Train the Trainer

InCOP 1, Information Collection on Patrol (The Role of the Line Officer), Train the Trainer (Train to Deliver) is an instructor-led course that has been created to train law enforcement officers who have prior instructional experience to deliver the AWR297 InCOP 1, Information Collection on Patrol (The Role of the Line Officer) to their respective agencies. MIPT on-site training for delivering InCOP 1 Train the Trainer requires two days, which includes completion of the prerequisite AWR297.

AWR302 Pipeline Security in Rural Communities

America’s pipeline system stretches across the country like the veins and arteries of the human body and much of this system crosses the rural environment. The pipeline system delivers two-thirds of the petroleum products and nearly all of the natural gas to the homes and businesses of the United States. The system includes 2.5 million miles of pipelines, operated by over three thousand companies. The pipelines carry not only petroleum products and natural gas, but also other hazardous liquid materials. The purpose of this awareness level, instructor led course is to bring together rural pipeline security stakeholders including public safety, oil and gas pipeline representatives (large and small), local emergency planners, pertinent federal agencies, and other community stakeholders to recognize pipeline security threats and identify mitigation strategies within their jurisdictions to ensure that the rural pipeline sector is secure, resilient. Prerequisites: Must be a U.S. citizen. Completion of IS100.b Introduction to Incident Command System; IS700a. NIMS, An Introduction; and, IS800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction is recommended.

AWR305 Bioterrorism Awareness: Collaboration Among Rural First Responders and Health Professionals

The purpose of this awareness-level course, Bioterrorism Awareness: Collaboration Among Rural First Responders and Health Professionals is to help rural first responders respond more efficiently and effectively to situations involving biological agents. This course will accomplish this by teaching participants to apply the information from various emergency response guides, focusing especially on the strategic use of computer software decision tools during field response to bioterrorism incidents. The intent of this course is to coordinate patient care by enhancing their communication with emergency department (ED) hospital personnel, thus improving the entire response experience and reducing the chance of further community contamination. This course will focus on the use of computer software to provide a quick and accurate means of accessing a bioterrorist situation, diagnosing victims, and improving communications between rural first responders and emergency department personnel. It will also include a brief review of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) structure, basic response protocol used during a bioterrorist incident, as well as background on biological agents, signs, symptoms, and treatments.

AWR308 Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens: Building Senior Resilience

Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens. This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepare, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

AWR310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders

This course enhances the ability of the various individuals who hold leadership positions in the community to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all forms of disaster. This course will help to enhance these individuals’ understanding of disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community. The course material developed will familiarize community leaders with the available resources for natural disaster preparedness and planning. Participants who complete this course will be better able to recognize and define the roles and responsibilities they may be expected to assume given their leadership positions, and understand the roles that first responders and other support personnel are likely to assume to ensure primary assistance in the response and recovery phase of an emergency event. This course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify the personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster.

AWR313 Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response

The Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response, Mobile course is designed to provide emergency first responders with the skills to recognize and respond to incidents involving Homemade Explosives (HME) through lectures and exercises. Emergency first responders are presented with information necessary to recognize HME precursors, HME manufacturing indicators, and HME exposure indicators, and determine pre-detonation and post-detonation response strategies.Throughout this course, emergency first responders discuss how to implement safe response strategies with recognizing the presence of HME indicators; understanding these response actions is critical to mitigating the hazards associated with HME.

Prerequisites: Actively employed or auxiliary member of a state or local first responder agency.

AWR314 Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies
AWR315 Criminal Intelligence Analysis Essentials

This awareness-level course presents participants with the fundamental core capabilities required for intelligence analysis from an all-crimes, all-hazards perspective, encompassing traditional crimes, domestic and international acts of terrorism, and other potential crises. It introduces entry-level intelligence personnel to intelligence and the difference between information and intelligence, the Intelligence Community, and the responsibilities of an intelligence analyst. The course teaches participants the goals of and uses of intelligence analysis, the range of intelligence customers, and the importance of having a thorough understanding of the customer’s intelligence need. It reviews and examines each of the six steps in the intelligence process and the importance of critical and creative thinking to each step. Intelligence-led policing, the information sharing environment, and suspicious activity reporting are reviewed, as well as legal authorities and guidance including privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties legislation. The course also reviews the benefits of forming strategic partnerships and collaborative networks. The ultimate goal is to ensure intelligence personnel receive a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities to increase their capacity to produce intelligence. This foundation of knowledge will enhance the individual’s contributions to preventing and responding to criminal acts, including domestic or international acts of terrorism, and promoting public safety. The target audience of this course consists of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement, criminal justice or investigative personnel who are responsible for supporting or participating in the criminal intelligence process. Positions responsible for this process may include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers and investigators, supervisors, analysts, corrections intelligence personnel, and fusion center personnel.

AWR319 Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments

This is a one-day performance-level training course that develops the participants' knowledge and skills in conducting damage assessments. It provides participants with: An overview of the basic damage assessment process, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and the commonalities and differences in data requirements for different groups; A discussion of and practice conducting a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise; An opportunity to practice conducting a damage assessment with hands-on exercises using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) tools and software to collect damage assessments; and A brief discussion on the use of community and crowd-sourced information to enhance the damage assessment common operational picture. Prerequisites: It is highly suggested that participants complete the following FEMA Independent Study courses prior to course attendance: IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS100); IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction; IS-208.a: State Disaster Management; IS-559: Local Damage Assessment.

AWR322 Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals

This course will familiarize participants with a range of natural hazards, the disaster-specific risks they pose (including likelihood and consequences), different factors that contribute to or reduce vulnerability, effective and accepted emergency procedures that may be taken to minimize financial and/or human impacts, and basic law enforcement duties that are typically required in the response to or recovery from major emergencies and disasters. Participants will be able to describe how the security professional, in the line of their duties, can reduce the likelihood of a business/operations interruption (in light of identified hazards or actual events) through hazard mitigation and response preparedness actions and will understand how security professionals may receive hazard and warning information relevant to their facility (and communicate those risks to organization/company leadership, staff, clients, and guests). The course introduces the methods and systems by which the emergency services communicate, and explain the different ways in which security professionals may tap into these established systems in order to better contribute to the organized community-wide first response efforts. Finally, the course will help the security professional to reduce their personal vulnerability to disaster consequences that might otherwise make them unable to perform their emergency responsibilities.

AWR326 Tornado Awareness

This eight-hour awareness-level course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in tornado science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course will prepare participants to understand the basics of tornado science, the weather forecasting process, the tornado warning process, and the fundamentals of tornado safety and preparedness. Since tornadoes can strike anywhere in the United States, it is important that every community be ready for the hazards associated with them. This awareness-level course will fulfill the goals of the “whole community” approach to emergency management by reaching a broad sector of the community. Multiple core capabilities will be addressed, with particular emphasis on “public information and warning” and “threats and hazard identification.” Participants who represent sectors such as mass care services, health and social services, operational communications, critical transportation, and planning would further expand the discussions in this course to other corresponding core capabilities.