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Instructor Development Training Week

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in partnership with the Office for Bombing Prevention, FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program and Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education will host the 2020 Instructor Development Training Week during the week of March 1 – 7, 2020 on the CDP campus in Anniston, AL.

Who may attend?

State, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders and providers who want to make a positive impact on our Nation’s preparedness and community resiliency by delivering FEMA - National Domestic Preparedness Consourium (NDPC) developed and approved curriculium. 

Why attend?

Train-the-Trainer courses serve as a force multiplier which enable participants to train their agency members, partnering agencies and communities within their State in recognition, response and mitigation best practices. Instructor development, Train-the-trainer courses, are relevant for a wide variety of professional disciplines to include; Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Emergency Management, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, Public Health and many other disciplines. 

·         Fully funded (Travel, lodging, meals, tuition)

·         Recognition as a CDP Authorized Trainer within your State

·         Access to professional CDP Indirect Training Support

·         Acquire or enhance skills as a trainer/instructor

·         Build community preparedness and readiness

·         Fulfill your passion to serve and protect your communities!!!


The CDP will host one iteration each of the following courses:

Instructor Training Course

Instructor Training Course

Contact Hours: 32

3/1–3/6/2020
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Overview

Instructor Training Course (ITC) is a five-day course that prepares emergency responders to deliver lectures and hands-on training in their local jurisdictions. The course is conducted in two phases: fundamental principles and applied principles. During the fundamental principles phase participants receive an overview of adult learning, task analysis, risk and hazard analysis, learning objectives and lesson plans, communication skills, instructional delivery and multimedia, testing and evaluations, and after action reviews. Then, during the applied principles phase, participants put these lessons into practice through a series of practice training sessions.

NOTE: This course does not qualify the individual as an instructor or trainer in any specific FEMA course.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Demonstrate various teaching and delivery strategies and identify learning resources as applied to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) training environment.
  • Discuss effective communication techniques for an adult-learning audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage the learning environment effectively, considering the needs of a diverse audience.
  • Develop and deliver a 15-minute oral presentation to an adult audience.
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate a 20-minute oral presentation to an adult audience.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, and Public Works.

Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks

Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/7/2020
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Overview

Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA) is a one-day course that was developed with support and cooperation from the Department of Homeland Security, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and New Mexico Tech. It is designed to provide front-line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack—whether person-borne or vehicle-borne—or a non-suicide attack involving a vehicle-borne device. Additionally, this course addresses the training gap of first-line officers in making immediate decisions when faced with improvised explosive device attacks. The course offers a blend of classroom presentations and practical exercises designed to familiarize participants with procedures for safe and effective responses to suicide-bombing attacks.

  • Recognize tactics and techniques employed by suicide bombers and how these attacks affect the initial emergency response effort.
  • Employ preventive measures to protect themselves from the negative impact of a detonation.
  • Select appropriate response actions when responding to a suicide-bombing incident.
  • Respond effectively and accurately to a person-borne improvised explosive device.
  • Apply legal principles in determining probable cause and use of force options in suicide-bombing incidents
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement

Radiological Series, Train the Trainer

Radiological Series, Train the Trainer

Contact Hours: 32

3/1–3/6/2020
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Overview

The Radiological Series, Train-the-Trainer (RAD TtT) is a four-day course designed for individuals the state has identified as part of a cadre of instructors and trainers responsible for providing radiological training in their jurisdictions. The course is designed to strengthen the capacity of trainers by applying principles of adult learning and training and facilitation skills in practice training sessions. The course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct the training for which they are responsible.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Describe updates to current standards, regulations, federal guidance, and radiological series training curriculum.
  • Identify the training implications of current issues in radiological preparedness.
  • Differentiate between adult-learning styles and preferences and how they affect learning.
  • Identify audience needs and concerns when planning, administering, conducting, teaching, and evaluating the courses.
  • Participate in the setup, conduct, and evaluation of an emergency department exercise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of course content and associated materials by adapting materials to audience’s special concerns or needs.
  • Demonstrate a variety of training methodologies and facilitation skills while conducting stand-up training.

Course Delivery

Resident (National Emergency Training Centers – Center for Domestic Preparedness -CDP)  

Target Audience/Disciplines

Instructors or trainers from emergency service disciplines who are responsible for radiological training in their jurisdictions.

Standardized Awareness Training Program

Standardized Awareness Training Program

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/5/2020
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Overview

The Standardized Awareness Training Program (SAT) is a one-day course that supports the parallel course, the Standardized Awareness Authorized Training, Train-the Trainer (SAAT) course, the purpose of which is to provide supervisors and trainers with the information and skills required to instruct the SAT course at their local jurisdictions. The course covers the knowledge of essential course material on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards and materials, prevention and deterrence methods, and the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) in order to make decisions at the awareness level.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify terms and concepts that are applicable to the prevention and deterrence of terrorist and CBRNE incidents.
  • Identify hazardous materials, hazard classes, and response information using the Emergency Response Guidebook.
  • Discuss selected chemical and biological agents, including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sources, indicators of an attack, and physical characteristics.
  • Discuss radiation and radiological materials.
  • Discuss explosives, including the characteristics and the effects of a detonated explosive device.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Health, and Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies.

Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents

Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/6/2020
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Overview

Through the one-day Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents (LEPM) course, law enforcement responders receive instruction in the current terrorist and extremist threat; apply community-based policing principles to identify and prevent terrorism and extremism; and develop knowledge in the critical law enforcement skills required to respond to and operate safely in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident environment. The course culminates in a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (employing weapons, retaining weapons, and apprehending suspects while wearing personal protective equipment [PPE]; preserving hazardous evidence; moving and communicating tactically while wearing PPE; and conducting sampling of hazardous materials) in a realistic context.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Don and doff PPE Level C.
  • Assume initial command of a CBRNE incident.
  • Handle a weapon and perform weapon-retention techniques.
  • Preserve hazardous evidence.
  • Process through technical decontamination.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents

Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/6/2020
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Overview

Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents (LERA) is a one-day training course during which law enforcement and security personnel apply the knowledge and skills they learned during Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents through practice and realistic incident scenarios. Students receive advanced practical application in the identification of CBRNE hazards, personal protective equipment, safety considerations, and hazards and evidence preservation.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:<

  • Identify biological, chemical, and explosive hazards.
  • Don and doff personal protective equipment.
  • Assume initial command of a CBRNE incident.
  • Handle a weapon and perform weapon-retention techniques.
  • Preserve evidence.
  • Process through technical decontamination.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement and Security Personnel who require training and practice in the identification of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) hazards and the response to CBRNE incidents.

Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer

Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/5/2020
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Overview

The Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer (SAAT) is a one-day course that provides supervisors and trainers with the knowledge and validation of skill required to successfully plan, coordinate, conduct, and administer the Standard Awareness Training (SAT) course. The course reviews SAT learning objectives, instructional strategies, subject matter, and key teaching points for each module and activity. Students are required to successfully complete a performance examination to validate the trainer candidate’s skills in presenting an instructional module. The course also reviews key Center for Domestic Preparedness instructional policies and introduces handouts outlining additional policies and administrative procedures.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Instill the knowledge and skills to plan, coordinate, conduct, and administer the SAT course.
  • Share instructional best practices, instructional methodologies, and subject matter knowledge with new trainers so that they will be able to deliver reliable instruction regardless of delivery modality.
  • Validate the ability of a trainer candidate to present and facilitate instruction in accordance with the SAT plan of instruction and associated instructional materials.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, and Public Works who have the requirement or responsibility to plan, coordinate, conduct, and/or administer Standard Awareness Training course for their designated agency, jurisdiction, or organization.

Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents, Train-the-Trainer

Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents, Train-the-Trainer

Contact Hours: 8

3/1–3/6/2020
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Overview

Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents, Train-the-Trainer is a two-day course for law enforcement supervisors and trainers. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to train law enforcement responders at the performance defensive level in the areas of terrorism threats, chemical hazards, biological agents, radiological hazards, law enforcement terrorist prevention and deterrence techniques, response actions, and the Incident Command System (ICS).

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Constructing learning objectives that includes a task, a condition, and a standard of performance.
  • Identifying the techniques necessary to provide an effective presentation.
  • Recognizing strengths and weaknesses of various training aids.
  • Selecting and conducting practical exercises to facilitate the learning and capabilities of law enforcement protective measure team members.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Train-the-Trainer

Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Train-the-Trainer

Contact Hours: 32

3/1–3/7/2020
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Overview

Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario based practical exercises.

This training iteration will be hosted by the Center for Domestic Preparedness and facilitated by Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training / Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education.

Target Audience/Disciplines

The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by LSU-NCBRT/ACE. This course involves individuals who respond to or support the response to any type of active shooter incident including:

  • ​State and local law enforcement
  • Range instructors
  • Firearms instructors
  • School resource officers
  • Emergency services instructors of first responders
  • First-line supervisors of first responders