Biological Incidents Awareness - Train the Trainer (AWR-118-1) (04-20-1118) - 003

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Brief Description
This course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred.
Full Description
This course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred; 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). This course can be considered an introductory course to Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents (PER-220).

Course Objectives:
-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.
-Apply self-protection principles during a biological incident.
-Respond more effectively to a biological incident.

Target Audience:
-Law Enforcement
-Emergency Medical Services
-Fire Service
-Hazardous Materials Personnel
-Emergency Management
-Public Health/Healthcare
-Public Works
-Governmental Administration

-Those individuals participating in the Train the Trainer portion of the module must be designated as a trainer by their agency or organization.
All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:
-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

There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging & transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Participants, who actively participate, attend all course contact hours and pass a written test will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.

Training Dates
04/19/2023 - 04/19/2023
Are you a United States citizen?
Registration Dates
12/20/2022 - 04/11/2023
Available Seats
8h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
14 - Dutchess County
Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Resources Required

Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 5 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 students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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