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Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will host the 2018 Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week training during the week of March 25 – March 31, 2018 on the CDP campus in Anniston, AL.

CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, training and any equipment required during training.

The Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week training is intended to broaden the training experience of first responders. This intensive training is intended to develop comprehensive and sustainable approaches to enhance preparedness and response to a complex coordinated attack through training and exercise by integrating different response disciplines such as Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials and Emergency Management to work together during an active, complex response.

Upon successful completion, participants will have enhanced their response capabilities in multiple areas to include active shooter response, mass casualty incident response and recovery functions, decontamination operations, and making critical decisions in an all-hazards event. Personnel who attend this training will be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities.

All law enforcement and healthcare personnel who work in an emergency response capacity are authorized to attend.

The CDP will host two iterations of Active Shooter Threat Training and one iteration each of the following courses:

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP) / Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) / Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT). All courses will conclude with an Integrated Capstone Event (ICE)

Registration

A description of each course that will be part of the theme week and participate in ICE is provided below. Select the course you would like to attend from the choices below. Once you have selected a course, click the Apply button to begin the application process.


The courses that will be part of the theme week and will participate in ICE are as follows:

Active Shooter Threat Training Program

Active Shooter Threat Training Program

Contact Hours: 32

Overview

The Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP) is a 4 day course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to successfully handle an active threat event. Through hands-on training, this program will provide the student the proficiency and attitude to manage these situations. The program utilizes dynamic interactive drills and scenario based training to take Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level. This program is an intensive training program that covers a variety of tactical subject matters to include: individual and team movement and operational formation. In addition, this program focuses on the role and responsibilities of the responding officers.

Target Audience/Disciplines

Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of state, local, territory, or tribal criminal laws.

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents

Contact Hours: 32

Overview

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents is a four-day course that addresses disaster preparedness at the facility and system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any incident that results in multiple casualties, whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an accidental or intentional release of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This course focuses on preparing healthcare leaders to make critical decisions in all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. Responders learn essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lecture/discussion format that are then applied in a tabletop exercise and a two-day functional exercise.

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

  • Clarify healthcare emergency management roles and responsibilities in the disaster life-cycle process — mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery — for all-hazards disasters.
  • Identify key partners in disaster preparedness, their roles, and interrelationships in responding to a disaster.
  • Relate the use of the Incident Command System in the healthcare system through Hospital Incident Command System (and the Public Health Incident System.
  • Illustrate roles and responsibilities in obtaining and distributing medical supplies in a disaster situation.
  • Illustrate the difficult decisions that healthcare leaders face regarding palliative care and mass-fatality management.
  • Summarize the development of emergency public information and risk communications messages.
  • Differentiate requirements for types of decontamination procedures and facilities, in addition to personal protective equipment to be used in healthcare facilities for a variety of hazards.
  • Describe the various concepts associated with the disaster-planning process.
  • Identify important aspects of Noble, U.S.A., and roles of the functional areas in the exercises.
  • Apply Comprehensive Emergency Management to a disaster-response situation
  • Apply the concepts of healthcare disaster planning.
  • Summarize the role of healthcare response in an all-hazards disaster.
  • Conduct healthcare response to a disaster.
  • Respond to a healthcare all-hazards disaster.
Target Audience/Disciplines
  • Hospital executive group — Senior executives who have ultimate legal and overall fiduciary responsibilities for the institution;- Mid-level management — Those who have responsibility for activating the disaster plan;
  • Patient services group — Senior patient care services leadership who are responsible for the following: organizing and delivering patient care services and resources; maintaining a patient-tracking system; assuring the treatment of inpatients and managing the inpatientcare areas; and controlling discharge procedures
  • Emergency Department (ED) group — Those responsible for overall clinical and administrative management of the ED resources;
  • Physical plant operations group — Those responsible for the physical plant and its environment;
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the response of EMS resources to a disaster;
  • Public health group — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the public health response to a disaster; and
  • Other patient care — Patient-support areas may be represented, including infection control, chaplains, social workers, legal, and others.
Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents

Contact Hours: 24

Overview

The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.

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

  • Analyze the need, composition, and use of a Hospital Emergency Treatment Team during an emergency, mass casualty incident, or disaster situation.
  • Summarize the organization and operation of the Hospital Incident Command System as it integrates with the Incident Command System during response to mass casualty incident.
  • Differentiate the medical responses to a variety of illnesses and injuries that may result from a mass casualty incident.
  • Select and use the appropriate level of personal protective equipment as hospital first receivers in response to a disaster involving patient contamination.
  • Structure the healthcare facility Emergency Treatment Area to support medical operations in response a mass casualty incident.
  • Establish a Hospital Emergency Response Team that meets all safety requirements, provides security to the hospital, and efficiently manages patients for processing into the hospital facility for follow-up treatment.
  • Compare decontamination methods and procedures.
  • Perform Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment© (START) and JumpSTART procedures within the Emergency Treatment Area during a hospital response to a mass casualty incident involving contamination.
  • Conduct operations in an Emergency Treatment Area while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in response to a mass casualty incident involving contamination.
  • Conduct an effective medical response to a mass casualty incident using the Hospital Emergency Response Team approach.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Hospital staff members who comprise a Hospital Emergency Response Team, such as physicians, nurses, administrators, security personnel, environmental staff, and other hospital staff.

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