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List of Courses

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Hours:

6

Prerequisites:

HMIR: A

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

Developed by the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), this course will provide emergency responders with awareness-level instruction on recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques in a weapons-of-mass-destruction (WMD) environment. The course will cover prevention and deterrence, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards.

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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations - Company Officer

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/30

POST:

5-Technical, 1-Interpersonal, 2-Skill

Description:

This course is designed to build upon the existing knowledge and skills of the first-responding supervisor, as learned from either the Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts course or the Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study Guide. Students will be trained on security considerations, identifying signs of terrorism, anticipating unusual response circumstances, assessing information, and initiating self-protective actions.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations-Emergency Medical Services

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/30

POST:

9-Technical, 1-Interpersonal, 1-Legal, 1-Skill

Description:

This course is designed for first-on-the-scene EMS personnel who are responsible for rendering patient care to victims of terrorism incidents. Students will be trained in security considerations, identifying signs of terrorism, anticipating unusual response circumstances, assessing information, and initiating self-protective actions. They also will be given opportunities to apply their knowledge in the following areas: responding to a terrorism event, providing patient care, identifying and preserving evidence, managing site safety, documenting an event, and debriefing personnel.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations - Hazardous Materials

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/25

POST:

10-Technical, 1-Interpersonal, 1-Legal, 4-Skill

Description:

This course is designed for first-on-the-scene hazardous materials technicians or persons who are responsible for developing initial hazardous materials tactical considerations. Students will be trained in security considerations, identifying signs of terrorism, anticipating unusual response circumstances, assessing information, and initiating self-protective actions. They also will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the following areas: responding to a terrorism event, managing site safety, documenting an event, and debriefing personnel.

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Hospital Decontamination - Fire Department Mutual Aid System

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course is designed to be attended by a team comprised of hospital, EMS, and fire department personnel who are working together to develop a plan for mass casualty incidents, including those involving weapons of mass destruction. Topics will include fundamentals of decontamination, patient flow and triage, contamination prevention, and resource requirements.

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Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings - Awareness Level

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/50

CEU:

DFS 4-Investigator

Description:

During this workshop, students will learn about different types of explosives and how to deal with bomb threats in their communities. The first segment will be dedicated to the recognition of commercial and homemade devices, the three phases of a bomb blast, and what to do if faced with an improvised explosive device (IED). Students will see firsthand inert commercial explosives and IEDs. The second segment will be devoted to bomb threat management, how to handle bomb threats if they occur in your community, what information is important to get from a caller, who should decide when to evacuate a building, and how to search for IEDs.

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Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents-Awareness Level

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/50

CEU:

DFS 4-Investigator

Description:

This course will examine suicide bombings and ways emergency responders can prepare for, and respond to, incidents that may involve suicide bombers acting within the United States. The overall course objective is to provide students with the basic knowledge they need to effectively assist with their agency’s overall prevention, deterrence, mitigation, and response effort to this new threat.

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Radiological Incident Management

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course will build on students’ existing knowledge and skills in radiation principles and monitoring. Students will explore the tactical and resource requirements necessary to respond to a terrorist incident that involves an improvised radiological device. Specific topics addressed will include a review of radiological principles, monitoring and detection, dose calculations and ALARA, decontamination, and patient transport.

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WMD Detection and Decontamination

Hours:

6

Prerequisites:

AWR-160: WMD Awareness

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course will explore the different types, features, and limitations of commercially available detection instruments for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) chemicals and materials, as well as decontamination options and requirements for victims of, and responders to, a WMD incident.

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