Other Training Opportunities - Anniston, AL

Training is available to emergency managers, law enforcement, bomb technicians and fire and emergency medical service first responders through the National Domestic Preparedness Training Consortium. This training is located in Soccoro, New Mexico. For Nebraska, NEMA is the state point of contact for this training. Please contact Dave Reisen for applications and further information at (402) 471-7177 or by email: dave.reisen@nebraska.gov

 

Anniston, Alabama

WMD Technical Emergency Response Training Course (TERT)*

Course Description: The WMD Technical Emergency Response Training Course (COBRA) is a 4-day training program designed to provide emergency responders operational level instruction on responding to and operating in a WMD environment. The course covers chemical, ordnance/explosive, biological, and radiological/nuclear (COBRA) threats; the current domestic and international terrorist threat; managing a WMD scene; determining the breadth of a WMD incident area; and dealing with the media at a WMD incident. In addition it provides 20 hours of hands-on familiarization training with specialized protective clothing and equipment, chemical detection and identification equipment, decontamination, triage and ordnance/explosive recognition and response. The course concludes with a multi-task, hands-on performance oriented training in the WMD [Toxic Agent] (COBRA) Training Facility.

Prerequisites: This course is designed for emergency responders who have completed WMD awareness level training. The target audience for this training is emergency responders in Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Management and Emergency Communications.

*This course is not for HAZMAT technicians.

 

WMD Hazardous Material Technician Training Course (HT)

Course Description: The WMD Hazardous Material Technician Training Course (COBRA) is a 3-day in-depth training course in the composition, action, identification, and decontamination of WMD agents that have the potential for use in a terrorist incident. This course also includes training in the preservation of evidence at a crime scene, an overview of the international and domestic terrorist threat, and a series of practical exercises involving WMD detection, identification and protective equipment and techniques for operating at a WMD terrorist incident. This training course culminates with a multi-task, hands-on training exercise in the WMD [Toxic Agent] (COBRA) Training Facility.

Prerequisites: Hazardous Material Technicians attending this training must be certified as having successfully met the competencies outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 for HAZMAT Technicians. WMD Incident Command Training Course (IC)

Course Description: The WMD Incident Command Training Course is a 3-day in-depth training course in WMD response pre-incident planning and response plan development, an overview of the composition, action and identification of WMD agents, international and domestic terrorist threats, WMD incident management and seminars with representatives of the Federal Response Plan Emergency Support Functions. This course is 18 hours of hands-on training including a tabletop interactive exercise involving command operations at a WMD incident.

Prerequisites: Emergency responders attending this training must be trained to the competencies outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 for Incident Commanders and they must have a complete understanding of the Incident Command and Unified Command System. The target audience for this training includes those command level responders in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Management and Emergency Communications. WMD Hands-On Training Course (HOT)

Course Description: The Hands-On Training Course consists of a 2-day advanced training program providing hands-on training with personal protective equipment (PPE), advanced sampling and monitoring equipment, evidence collection and preservation, mass casualty triage, and explosive/ordnance secondary devices and searches. The course concludes with a multi-task, hands-on performance oriented training in the WMD [Toxic Agent] (COBRA) Training Facility.

Prerequisites: The WMD HOT course is for responders who have successfully completed the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) WMD Incident Command Course (after April 1, 2002), a CDP site delivered training program, a CDP Indirect Response Training course, or other Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized training program as outlined in the Office of Domestic Preparedness Training Course Catalog. This course is also a sustainment program for graduates of CDP operations and command courses. Graduates are eligible one year from their initial training date. The Hot course is not for HAZMAT Technicians. Prerequisite Certificate must be sent with application.

 

WMD Hazardous Materials Technician Sustainment Training (HTS)

Course Description: The WMD Hazardous Materials Technician Sustainment training (HTS) course consists of 2-days of scenario based advanced training in: personal protective equipment (PPE) level A, advanced sampling and monitoring equipment, evidence preservation, collection and over pack, and patient extrication and decontamination. The course concludes with a multi-task, hands-on performance oriented training in the WMD [Toxic Agent] (COBRA) Training Facility.

Prerequisites: This course is sustainment training for hazardous materials technicians who have successfully completed the CDP, WMD Hazardous Materials Technician course at least twelve (12) months prior to the requested date of attendance.

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, 2433 N.W. 24th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68524-1801