- CBRNE: The CBRNE courses provide participants of varied disciplines and varied levels of responsibility with knowledge on how to assess, mitigate, neutralize, and/or control further release of a hazardous substance or potentially hazardous substance. Most of these courses also provide training on principles of mass casualty response and operation of various monitoring equipment design to detect CBRNE agents and materials. These courses further prepare students for response to an all-hazards incident by allowing them to practice their knowledge and skills in the world’s only toxic agent training facility dedicated solely to emergency responders—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF).
- Command: Courses provide instruction on the Incident Command System (ICS), the Federal response, the complexities of operational considerations, and actions of command during an all hazard incident. Additionally, these courses provide instruction on incident management, incorporating preplanning considerations and other responsibilities of management level responders required during the response and mitigation phase for potential incidents. These courses are designed for management-level students in fire service, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), emergency management, hazardous materials, public health, healthcare, public safety communications, governmental administrative, and public works. Individuals may serve as members of an incident management team during an all-hazards incident.
- Healthcare: A wide range of courses focused on the central theme of understanding the challenges, roles, and responsibilities of preparing communities and responders for an all-hazards event. All courses in the healthcare track provide direct application of a knowledge base to the problems associated with the impacts of a CBRNE hazard or a potential mass casualty incident. Preparedness, response, and operations in the areas of agriculture, hospital facilities, emergency medical services, public health, and nuclear facilities focus on the application of the principles of ICS, or Hospital Incident Command System to address an all-hazards incident. Courses within the healthcare track are intended for healthcare professionals, hospital staff, public health, emergency service disciplines, agricultural and traditional responders.
- Law Enforcement: These courses provide participants an opportunity to train on: CBRNE skills; reinforcement of their ability to identify suspicious activities that could lead to a CBRNE incident; indicators, targets, and tactics used by terrorists; and prevention and deterrence techniques. The roles and responsibilities for law enforcement teams and legal issues are also addressed. Courses are designed for law enforcement officers at the basic and advanced levels.
- Radiological: These courses identify radiological concepts, agencies, regulations, and instruments that may be used when responding to a radiological incident. These courses are designed for personnel on radiological/hazardous materials response teams who are responding to and/or managing a radiological incident.
- Other: These courses do not fall into any of the above mentioned categories.
Courses may be open to all disciplines; however, prospective students should refer to specific program information to determine eligibility.