Biological Incidents Awareness (AWR-118) (04-20-0118) - 001

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Brief Description
The course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred in the recent past
Full Description
The course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred in the recent past; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorist weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and   equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public)

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
-describe the key success factors in reacting effectively to a biological incident
-discuss basic facts about biological incidents
-recognize signs that suggest a biological incident is taking place
-protect themselves during a biological incident
-demonstrate the knowledge and skills to respond safely to a biological incident

Target Audience:
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Service
Governmental Administrative
Law Enforcement
Health Care
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Citizen/Community Volunteer
Security and Safety

Those individuals participating in the Train the Trainer portion of the module must be designated as a trainer by their agency or organization.
You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not please let us know by email for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV
All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

There is no fee for the course. Other cost considerations are detailed in each LMS course offering.

Course Completion:
Participants who actively participate and attend all course contact hours will receive a certificate of attendance for the course

Training Dates
11/14/2023 - 11/15/2023
Are you a United States citizen?
Do you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend this course (if you select yes then you will be contacted by our office before the first day of class to discuss further).
Registration Dates
06/17/2023 - 10/24/2023
Available Seats
7h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dress is business casual
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No Show Policy:
Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the student's responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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