Public Safety CBRNE Response Sampling Techniques & Guidelines (PER-222) (04-21-0222) - 005

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Brief Description
This course addresses specific fundamentals & skills associated with a response to a WMD incident.
Full Description
This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a WMD incident. As such, it provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders in such situations.
Participants are provided the opportunity to perform public safety sampling techniques required in the response to a WMD Event. Of special interest is the course’s emphasis on collecting forensically valid samples, which is accomplished through maintaining a secure chain-of-custody for the sample from the time of collection through laboratory analysis. This process is consistent with the FBI 12-step process for managing a crime scene, including those involving a WMD.

Course Objectives:
-Articulate the course purpose, goals and objectives and summarize how course materials can be
applied to meet public safety WMD response and sampling performance;
-Respond to potential WMD events in an organized and systematic manner and follow the logic of
various public safety processes and procedures;
-Identify basic sampling tactics, techniques and procedures and follow WMD sampling protocol;
-Perform various sampling techniques by selecting appropriate technique and equipment based
on incident conditions. Participants will also select proper labeling techniques and respond
appropriately to various HAZMAT incidents.

Target Audience:
-Law Enforcement
-Fire Service
-Hazardous Materials Personnel
-Personnel and Public Health

You must be a U.S. Citizen to attend. If you are not, please let us know by emailing 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:

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

Participants who complete all components will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the course.

Training Dates
05/20/2023 - 05/28/2023
None Specified
Registration Dates
01/20/2023 - 04/29/2023
Available Seats
24h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
15 - Erie County
Buffalo Fire Department SOC;
195 Court Street
Buffalo, NY  14202
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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