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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 the Centers for Disease Control will host the 2018 Instructor Development Training Week during the week of October 14 – 20, 2018 on the CDP campus in Anniston, AL.

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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. 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.

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 a variety of recognition, response and mitigation best practices.

  • Fully funded (Travel, lodging, meal, 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!!!
What type of training is offered?
  • Instructor Training Course
  • Standardized Awareness Training Program
  • Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Law Enforcement Protective Measures Series
  • Bombing Prevention Awareness and Protective Measures
  • Radiological Emergency Preparedness
  • Points of Distribution (POD) Essentials
Instructor Training Course

Instructor Training Course

10/14–10/20/2018
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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.

Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer

Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer

10/15–10/19/2018
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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.

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents - Basic Train-the-Trainer

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents - Basic Train-the-Trainer

10/14–10/20/2018
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Overview

The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents-Basic, Train-the-Trainer (HERT-B TtT) is a one-day course offered to healthcare responders who have successfully completed the HERT course. It prepares students to teach HERT at their facilities by focusing on presentation techniques, practical applications, and the preparation and maintenance of lesson plans. The HERT-B TtT course provides students with an understanding of the HERT course material to include team assignments and functions, proper wear and removal of personal protective equipment , decontamination procedures, Emergency Treatment Area location selection, and operation, and victim triage.

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

  • Constructing learning objectives that includes a task, condition, and standard of performance.
  • Identifying the techniques necessary to provide an effective presentation.
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses of various training aids.
  • Select and conduct practical exercises to facilitate the learning and capabilities of HERT members.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Medical Services, Healthcare, and Public Health.

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

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

10/15–10/20/2018
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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

Protective Measures Course

Protective Measures Course

Overview

The Protective Measures Course is a one-day course that provides an overview of identifying risk and the development of appropriate protective measures for different facility characteristics. The course provides activities that allow students to apply a modified vulnerability assessment to identify risks and determine appropriate protective measures for a given environmental venue.

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

  • Describe the consequences of an explosion.
  • Describe the Department of Homeland Security risk management process.
  • Discuss how the different types of physical and procedural protective measures can be leveraged to interrupt terrorist/criminal activity.
  • Identify appropriate protective measures.
  • Plan the security for a special event/public gathering.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Public- and Private-Sector Security Personnel working at the executive, management, and operations level. Public Safety personnel, Emergency Managers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Special Event Security may also benefit from this course.

Radiological Series, Train the Trainer

Radiological Series, Train the Trainer

10/15–10/19/2018
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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.
Target Audience/Disciplines

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

POD Essentials Train-the-Trainer

POD Essentials Train-the-Trainer

10/15–10/19/2018
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Overview

POD Essentials Train-the-Trainer is a three-day course that prepares state, local, tribal, and territorial public health instructors to deliver the POD Essentials course to local audiences. POD Essentials is an engaging, introductory-level course designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for staff and volunteers new to working in a point of dispensing (POD) site during a public health emergency.

This hands-on course walks trainers through the process of preparing and presenting the customizable POD Essentials course that can incorporate jurisdiction-specific plans, policies and procedures. This train-the-trainer course includes facilitation tips for adding dynamic and engaging features into the POD Essentials course. Participants will work together to complete a culminating presentation activity to facilitate a customized portion of the POD Essentials course. By the end of the course, participants will be able to

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

  • Apply the framework, design and intent of the POD Essentials course and its associated resources.
  • Complete course administration tasks for delivery of the POD Essentials course to Local Audiences.
  • Customize POD Essentials Course Materials using jurisdiction-specific policies, procedures and plans.
  • Facilitate POD Essentials presentations and activities to prepare new POD staff and volunteers for working in a POD during a public health emergency.
Target Audience/Disciplines

The target audience for this course is federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial (SLTT) trainers, who conduct medical countermeasures-related training for new staff and volunteers. This can include, but is not limited to, public health training staff, trainers identified in partner organizations such as Emergency Management, Advanced Practice Centers, Area Health Education Centers, and Centers for Excellence. Personnel assigned to the following positions would best benefit from this course: State or Project-Area Training Managers; State or Project Area Bioterror Coordinators; State or Project-Area Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Coordinators; Regional Emergency Response Planner or Coordinators; Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Coordinators; State, Project Area, CRI Public Information, or Communications Coordinators; Regional, Local, or CRI Planners who plan and coordinate Mass Dispensing activities and Federal personnel who would augment or support State, Regional, or Local authorities in Training and Dispensing activities.

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a magnification of 25,000X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (green) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (orange).
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