Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks (PER-335) (04-21-0335) - 002

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Brief Description
This course will provide skills for effective response to a complex coordinated attack.
Full Description
This course provides first responders from multiple disciplines with skills to manage the initial response to a large-scale attack in a chaotic environment during a complex coordinated attack (CCA). It aims to train responders in how to use intuitive skills such as observation, analysis, anticipation, and awareness to recognize the possibility of an attack involving multiple incidents of an extreme magnitude that inundate resources, exceed conventional tactics and strategies, and often require a joint response involving members from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. Topics for discussion include recognizing the characteristics of a potential CCA; coordinating and integrating the response of multiple disciplines and agencies; managing resources; using information gathering and sharing to develop awareness; and solving problems using creative thinking. Participants will learn to gather and disseminate critical information accordingly in order to facilitate rapid analysis. They will also learn to recognize and prevent potential response obstacles or risks to safety including self-deployment and over convergence of assets. Participants will apply the skills learned in Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks through interactive activities, facilitated discussion, and practical application in a training environment.

Course Objectives:
-Apply characteristics and indicators of a complex coordinated attack to an evolving incident to
recognize if the incident may be a complex coordinated attack and better drive the response
-Respond to and manage atypical complex incidents effectively through a unified, multi-
disciplinary approach
-Use Incident Command principles while supporting or managing the response to a complex
coordinated attack
-Use skills in developing awareness, sharing information, and gathering intelligence to help
prevent future attacks during the response to a complex coordinated attack
-Apply unconventional problem solving skills to address unconventional threats during a
complex coordinated attack
-Use critical thinking to more effectively manage a complex coordinated attack

Target Audience: The target audience for this course includes first responders who are responsible for responding to a complex coordinated attack.

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please e-mail for further instructions.

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

Recommended Prerequisites:
IS0100: An Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS0200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
Cost: There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging, and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.
Course Completion Requirements: Participants who actively participate and attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course."
Training Dates
09/12/2022 - 09/13/2022
None Specified
Registration Dates
03/16/2022 - 08/22/2022
Available Seats
16h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
44 - Rockland County
Rockland County Police Academy
50 Sanatorium Road; Building G
Pomona, NY  10970
Reporting Instructions
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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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