AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems-Virtual Zoom Delivery
AWR 148 is an 8-hour, DHS/FEMA-certified, tuition-free course designed to
educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators
and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to
school-based emergencies. Schools in small, rural, and remote areas across
the country account for almost 23 percent of the total student population
(more than 11 million students). Rural schools, law enforcement, and other
emergency responders are often limited in resources. It is imperative that all
potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing,
communicating, responding, and recovering from a school-based incident.
Topics include (but not limited to):
• Introduction to Incident Planning and Preparedness
• Proactive Threat Mitigation
• Incident Response
• Incident Recovery
• Vulnerability Assessments
• Threat Assessment Management
• Incident Defusing and Debriefing
• Anniversaries, Memorials, “Copy-Cats”
Who should attend:
• All First Responders, especially Law Enforcement
• School Administrators
• School Safety and Security Personnel
• Community Emergency Management Personnel
• Community Mental Health Personnel
• Community Stakeholder
This course is a guide for local health officials and their partners to coordinate plans to provide mass distribution of medical countermeasures in response to a large-scale public health incident. This course focuses on planning considerations, recommendation to achieve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) 48-hour standard for Mass Prophylaxis, and the local community’s Mass Prophylaxis and Point of Dispensing (POD) site preparedness. The course material is applicable to pandemic influenza, bio-terrorism, and other public health emergencies.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course.
Attendance Requirements To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end-of-course exam.
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric-specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric triage, reunification planning, and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in the field of disaster response and preparedness work.
This course addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plane crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These attacks, known as complex coordinated attacks, involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. These attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. The course will enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response.
This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Among the topics covered during the classroom instruction are characteristics of a complex coordinated attack, public safety response considerations, command operations and strategies, and critical information about situational domain awareness. Several notable case studies are also presented to provide real-life examples of the characteristics of a complex coordinated attack.
Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing.
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This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event. This interactive, instructor-facilitated program employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects. Breakout sessions address considerations and concerns specific both to medical responders and emergency planners.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and to create a to-do list of items they dont have the answers to, so they have a list of tasks to address when they return to their jurisdiction.
This eight-hour performance-level course is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills using social media tools to engage individuals and volunteer organizations for assistance during an emergency. Participants will learn about social media engagement techniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication, and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).
The course will supplement and build upon NDPTC's existing FEMA-certified performance-level course entitled "Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery" (PER-304) by providing social media strategies for engaging the public during disaster events.
- Social Media Content Types and Considerations
- Strategies for Audience Engagement
- Measuring Outcomes
- Designing a Social Media Strategy for Your Agency