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
How to Register or For More Information Contact: Joe Carroll or (207) 730-4211

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 to register for a FEMA SID.



Joe Carroll
(207) 730-4211