TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Safety WMD Response - Sampling Techniques and Guidelines (PER-222)
October 26, 2015
The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University invites you to join us for a unique training opportunity. The NCBRT is offering the following Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified course:
Public Safety WMD Response — Sampling Techniques and Guidelines (PER-222)
March 2-4, 2016
Westbrook Public Safety Building
570 Main Street
Westbrook Maine 04092
This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a WMD incident. As such, it provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders in such situations.
Participants are provided the opportunity to perform public safety sampling techniques required in the response to a WMD event. Of special interest is the course’s emphasis on collecting forensically valid samples, which is accomplished through maintaining a secure chain-of-custody for the sample from the time of collection through laboratory analysis. This process is consistent with the FBI 12-step process for managing a crime scene, including those involving a WMD.
Professional Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Personnel, Public Health
The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:
- Emergency responders most likely to be called upon to operate within the exclusion zone of a WMD incident involving hazardous materials
- Responders able to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) at Level C or higher, employ monitoring and detection devices and procedures, and obtain samples from the scene for analysis
- Responders who work with HazMat teams in roles that do not require exclusion zone entry
- Personnel responsible for receiving and transporting a public safety sample from the HazMat team to a laboratory
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Space is limited. Register Early. No Cost for the class. Lunch Provided.
All participants are required to have a FEMA SID prior to enrolling in this training. Please visit cdp.dhs.gov/femasid to register for a FEMA SID.