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Complex Coordinated Attack Training Week at CDP
January 5 - January 11
The Center for Domestic for Domestic Preparedness has announced the dates for its next Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week.
The event will run Jan. 5-11, 2020 on the CDP’s campus in Anniston, AL.
The intent of the week is to enhance emergency responders’ ability to respond to attacks designed to disrupt or overwhelm response agencies, such as an active shooter coupled with the release of hazardous materials.
The week will be the third such theme week hosted by the CDP, and one of two such theme weeks the CDP has planned for 2020. The center conducted its inaugural Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week in 2018, and followed that with a Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week earlier this year.
The second Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week in 2020 is tentatively slated in June.
Courses for the week include the CDP’s Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia will also be on site, delivering modules of its Active Shooter Threat Training Program.
Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.
Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents
Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents is a four-day course that addresses disaster preparedness at the facility and system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any incident that results in multiple casualties, whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an accidental or intentional release of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This course focuses on preparing healthcare leaders to make critical decisions in all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. Responders learn essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lecture/discussion format that are then applied in a tabletop exercise and a two-day functional exercise.
Active Shooter Threat Training Program
The Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP) is a 4 day course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to successfully handle an active threat event. Through hands-on training, this program will provide the student the proficiency and attitude to manage these situations. The program utilizes dynamic interactive drills and scenario based training to take Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level. This program is an intensive training program that covers a variety of tactical subject matters to include: individual and team movement and operational formation. In addition, this program focuses on the role and responsibilities of the responding officers.
Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents – Basic Train-the-Trainer
The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents-Basic, Train-the-Trainer (HERT-B TtT) is a one-day course offered to healthcare responders who have successfully completed the HERT course. It prepares students to teach HERT at their facilities by focusing on presentation techniques, practical applications, and the preparation and maintenance of lesson plans. The HERT-B TtT course provides students with an understanding of the HERT course material to include team assignments and functions, proper wear and removal of personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, Emergency Treatment Area location selection, and operation, and victim triage.