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Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and Webinar Opportunities

The Center for Domestic Preparedness offers a variety of training opportunities via virtual and webinar platforms. The opportunities are listed below.

HCV1 - Crisis Standards of Care and Treatment Decision-Making (AWR-934-V1)
Aug 31 11:00 AM to
Aug 31 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 5 11:00 AM to
Sep 5 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 9 11:00 AM to
Sep 9 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 28 11:00 AM to
Sep 28 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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HCV10 - Case Tracking and Epidemiology Tools (AWR-934-V10)

No offerings at this time.


HCV2 - Mass Casualty Incident Response (AWR-934-V2)
Aug 31 7:00 PM to
Aug 31 8:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 5 3:00 PM to
Sep 5 4:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 9 7:00 PM to
Sep 9 8:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Oct 2 9:00 AM to
Oct 2 10:30 AM
Central Standard Time
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HCV4 - Medical Surge Management (AWR-934-V4)
Sep 2 11:00 AM to
Sep 2 1:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 11 3:00 PM to
Sep 11 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 19 3:00 PM to
Sep 19 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Oct 2 3:00 PM to
Oct 2 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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HCV5 - Federal, State, and Local Roles in Medical Emergency Response (AWR-934-V5)
Sep 2 7:00 PM to
Sep 2 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 11 9:00 AM to
Sep 11 10:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 19 9:00 AM to
Sep 19 10:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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HCV7 - Hospital Incident Command System (AWR-934-V7)
Sep 4 11:00 AM to
Sep 4 1:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 14 3:00 PM to
Sep 14 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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HCV8 - Healthcare Facility Preparedness (AWR-934-V8)
Sep 4 7:00 PM to
Sep 4 8:15 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 14 9:00 AM to
Sep 14 10:15 AM
Central Standard Time
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HIDV1 - Barrier Precautions and Controls (PER-321-V1)
Sep 4 9:00 AM to
Sep 4 10:45 AM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 21 11:00 AM to
Sep 21 12:45 PM
Central Standard Time
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HIDV11 - Contact Tracing for Infectious Disease (AWR-934-V11)
Sep 2 3:00 PM to
Sep 2 4:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 18 7:00 PM to
Sep 18 8:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 23 9:00 AM to
Sep 23 10:30 AM
Central Standard Time
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HIDV2 - Pathogens of Special Concern (PER-321-V2)
Sep 4 3:00 PM to
Sep 4 4:15 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 21 7:00 PM to
Sep 21 8:15 PM
Central Standard Time
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HIDV3 - Patient Management: Receiving a Highly Infectious Disease Patient (PER-321-V3)
Sep 9 3:00 PM to
Sep 9 4:45 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 23 11:00 AM to
Sep 23 12:45 PM
Central Standard Time
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HIDV4 - Patient Management: Management of a Highly Infectious Disease Patient in a Healthcare Facility (PER-321-V4)
Sep 9 9:00 AM to
Sep 9 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 25 3:00 PM to
Sep 25 6:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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HMTV1 - Hazardous Materials Decontamination Determination and Operations (AWR-935-V3)
Sep 2 9:00 AM to
Sep 2 10:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 18 11:00 AM to
Sep 18 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 25 7:00 PM to
Sep 25 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 30 7:00 PM to
Sep 30 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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HMTV2 - Hazardous Materials Personal Protective Equipment Determination and Considerations (AWR-935-V2)
Aug 31 3:00 PM to
Aug 31 4:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 16 7:00 PM to
Sep 16 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 25 9:00 AM to
Sep 25 10:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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HMTV3 - Hazardous Materials Response Planning and Management (AWR-935-V1)
Aug 31 9:00 AM to
Aug 31 11:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 16 11:00 AM to
Sep 16 1:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 23 3:00 PM to
Sep 23 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 28 7:00 PM to
Sep 28 9:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 30 11:00 AM to
Sep 30 1:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV1 - Public Information for All Hazard Incidents (MGT-902-V1)
Sep 11 11:00 AM to
Sep 11 1:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 23 7:00 PM to
Sep 23 9:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV10 - Public Information Functions (MGT-902-V10)
Sep 21 3:00 PM to
Sep 21 4:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV2 - Emergency Management and the Public Information Officer (MGT-902-V2)
Sep 11 7:00 PM to
Sep 11 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 25 11:00 AM to
Sep 25 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV3 - Emergency Communication Methods (MGT-902-V3)
Sep 14 11:00 AM to
Sep 14 12:15 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 28 9:00 AM to
Sep 28 10:15 AM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV4 - Media Relations and Press Conferences (MGT-902-V4)
Sep 14 7:00 PM to
Sep 14 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 28 3:00 PM to
Sep 28 4:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV5 - Risk Communication Exercise (MGT-902-V5)
Sep 16 9:00 AM to
Sep 16 10:30 AM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 30 9:00 AM to
Sep 30 10:30 AM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV6 - Interpersonal Skills for Public Information Officers (MGT-902-V6)
Sep 16 3:00 PM to
Sep 16 4:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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Sep 30 3:00 PM to
Sep 30 4:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV7 - Communicating Effectively in an Emergency (MGT-902-V7)
Sep 18 9:00 AM to
Sep 18 10:30 AM
Central Standard Time
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Oct 2 11:00 AM to
Oct 2 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV8 - Writing Exercise (MGT-902-V8)
Sep 18 3:00 PM to
Sep 18 5:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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Oct 2 7:00 PM to
Oct 2 9:00 PM
Central Standard Time
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MPIV9 - Legal Issues in Public Information (MGT-902-V9)
Sep 21 9:00 AM to
Sep 21 10:00 AM
Central Standard Time
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Active Shooter/Assailant: Behavioral Indicators and How to Respond

Covers the fundamental elements of behavioral recognition of an active shooter such as understanding and articulating physical cues, tactical cues, and weapons cues. Additionally, directed conversation as a precursor to interview/interrogation of an active shooter will also be discussed. The Run, Hide, Fight concept for staying alive during such an event will be presented.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


A Deadly Dose: Fentanyl, Opioids, and the First Responder

Provides information on fentanyl, synthetic opioids, and other related substances. The escalating use of fentanyl‐related substances increases the risk to responders during routine law enforcement emergencies or life‐saving activities and should be treated with extreme caution to avoid health-related complications. Additionally, information on substance recognition, PPE, detection, and other best practices will be discussed.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD): We Need It More Than We Know

Discusses how stress kills people every day, including Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS, and hospital personnel. CISD helps reduce many types of stress by participating in either defusing/debriefing sessions or both following a tragic, traumatic, and sometimes gruesome emergency scene, response, or situation.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Renee Zinken on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Chuck Lane on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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Elastomeric Reusable Respirators A Solution to PPE Shortages

Highlights the pros and cons of starting a reusable respirator program. It will discuss the components needed for it to work and highlight several types of filters/cartridges that can be used to protect against coronaviruses and other biologic agents.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Emergency Response to Chemical Assisted Suicide

Provides the audience with statistics relative to chemical suicides and the threats they can pose to emergency responders. The delivery will elaborate on how to respond to such incidents and remain safe while mitigating the toxic threat. Additional guidance for how to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for response to chemical suicides will also be provided.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


Emerging and Resurging Infectious Diseases

Provides a contextual understanding of the nature of emergent and resurgent diseases and a practical approach for mitigating the risks associated with infection. Discussion will include the emergence and resurgence of a variety of infectious diseases including Zika Virus, Chikungunya, Ebola, Enterovirus D68, Measles, MERS, drug-resistant shigellosis, cyclosporiasis, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, COVID 19, and extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB. Also discussed will be how the awareness of the modes of contagion, the risks of infection, and the appropriate means of protection from the point of contact to presentation at a healthcare facility is critical to protect the well-being of patients and providers.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


Field Medical Tactics During an Emergency Response to an Active Assailant Incident

Discusses active assailant data and the paradigm shift in response tactics to a mass casualty event. This ELS will include an overview of field medical tactics that are based on the principles of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). Presentation will include the stages of care, medical equipment, common types of wounds, and the assessment protocol for wound treatment.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


Hazmat and Decontamination during Flood Response – How It Affects Us All

Discusses how flood water caused by hurricanes, heavy rain, or a broken dam can contain hazardous materials and how we protect and decontaminate ourselves in these responses.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Hospital Planning for Mass Casualty Incident Surges: Natural Disasters

Provides guidance in planning for operational response(s) related to naturally occurring Mass Casualty Incidents (Hurricanes, Tornados, Earthquake, etc.) in terms of number and types of casualties, casualty acuity, types of injuries to anticipate staffing, logistical, and surgical needs.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Thomas Lundin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Thomas Lundin on Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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Lone Wolf Threat in Every Town USA

Provides information on what defines international and domestic lone wolf attackers. As these types of attacks pose a very serious threat, discussion regarding the prevention and response will be provided. Additionally, participants will be able to engage in discussion using the chat features as well as polls within the Adobe Connect learning system.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Scott Johnson on Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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Mass Violence Toolkit (MVT) Preplanning, Response and Recovery

Discusses how significant events resulting in mass violence affect us all, directly and indirectly. While we can never be fully prepared for future unknowns, we can establish effective community partnerships and build comprehensive response and recovery plans. The Mass Violence Toolkit (MVT) is a comprehensive online resource that will assist local officials and responders in establishing effective response plans and community partnerships. There are critical actions that must be accomplished during each phase of any significant event in order to mitigate further unintended consequences.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Jimmy Pearce on Monday, August 17, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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Opioids in America – The Epidemic

Provides information on the opioid epidemic currently plaguing the United States. Information on types of opioid medication, key stakeholders in the crisis, epidemiological and impact data, and response criteria efforts will be presented in lecture and open discussion with attendees. This presentation provides attendees with information they can use to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


Psychological Preparedness for Responders

Reviews common examples of situations encountered by emergency responders with a tendency to cause stress and/or stress-induced psychological trauma. The audience will gain knowledge of stress disorder causes, signs and symptoms of stress-induced psychological trauma, and multiple coping methods for stress and stress disorders.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Chuck Lane on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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Rescue Task Force During an Emergency Response to an Active Assailant Event

Reviews active assailant statistics and discuss a paradigm shift for medical and fire teams to respond to an ongoing active assailant incident. The concept of operations for an integrated medical response utilizing Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS will be presented in this lecture. The importance of establishing an Incident Command structure and the impact that a Rescue Task Force can have on an active assailant event will be discussed.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


Suspicious Activity Reporting - Working with your Fusion Center

Introduces the audience to the need for suspicious activity reporting and cover some components to a Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) policy. In addition, it will provide an overview of how first responders can integrate with their Fusion Centers and discuss different roles that they may play in information gathering. How first responders can improve their situational awareness will also be discussed.

Offerings

No offerings at this time.


The Effective Use of Social and Traditional Media during Emergencies

Focuses on the role of media during disaster/emergency situations and how to plan for the interaction. Additionally, there will be discussion encouraging agency communicators to evaluate their current plans for public information and ensure the plans have the appropriate balance of social and traditional media outreach. It will also encourage agencies that do not have a robust social media presence to increase their online presence to meet the needs of the communities they serve during disasters.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Candy Waylock on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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VILT

VILTs provide students an interactive virtual experience via an online training environment.

Webinar

Webinars provide students either live or pre-recorded instructional segments.

Instructions

  • To register select the desired course from the schedule and click apply Note: Registration will close 2 business days prior to the scheduled start date
  • Two business days prior to training, you will receive an email with additional information:
    • Course-specific info
    • On-Line Virtual Classroom link and login instructions
    • Phone Bridge number and pin
  • Instructors will validate the registration during login
  • Post course survey will be required to obtain a certificate of training

Equipment Requirements

To participate in the training session, you will need a laptop, desktop or mobile device with internet access that is capable of running Adobe Connect. Smart phones and tablets may be able to download the Adobe Connect App from the appropriate App Store.

A phone (landline or cellular) will be necessary to call into the Phone Bridge.

Participation via the On-Line Virtual Classroom and the Phone Bridge is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.