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Course Details

WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Web-based
NTED Course Number AWR-160-W
Provider TEEX/NERRTC
Length 8.00 hours
Delivery Web
Level Awareness
Continuing Education Credits 0.80
Description
The WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Web-based course is designed to provide the participant with knowledge of hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction and response to incidents involving these materials. This course is NFPA 472 compliant and meets the requirements for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level training.

This course encompasses an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where WMD materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.

Register for this course at www.teex.org/nerrtconline
Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Have an awareness of terrorism, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), indicators of potential terrorist acts, and potential terrorist targets.
* Identify hazardous materials used as weapons of mass destruction in fixed facilities and/or in transport.
* Describe chemical agents, their characteristics, and recognize the signs and symptoms of exposure.
* Describe biological agents, their characteristics, and recognize the signs and symptoms of exposure.
* Describe radiation and radiological materials, their characteristics, and recognize the signs and symptoms of exposure.
* Describe explosives, their characteristics, and the effects of a detonated explosive device.
* Have the skills and knowledge to gather response information based on the hazards present at a WMD incident and implement a planned response that activates the local emergency response system that is consistent with the local emergency response procedures.
NTED Prerequisites
N/A
Other Prerequisites
N/A
Target Audience
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Primary
Respond   -  Environmental Response / Health and Safety
Secondary
Mitigate  -  Community Resilience
Mitigate  -  Threats and Hazard Identification
Prevent   -  Interdiction and Disruption
Prevent   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Interdiction and Disruption
Protect   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Physical Protective Measures
Respond   -  On-Scene Security and Protection
Respond   -  Public Health and Medical Services
Respond   -  Situational Assessment
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Web-based
Kent Gardner
kent.gardner@teex.tamu.edu
979-458-3401

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