Free FEMA/DHS Courses

Presented by:  Louisiana State University

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For a full description of each class, please scroll down the page.


Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents

Tuesday & Wednesday October 6 & 7, 2020 
Class ID: 27629
Class Access Code:  NCBRT220

Biological Incidents Awareness

Wednesday October 28, 2020 
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Class ID:  27628
Class Access Code:  NCBRT118

Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters

Tuesday & Wednesday- November 10 &11, 2020 
Class ID: 27630
Class Access Code: NCBRT409

Critical Decision Making for the Complex Coordinated Attack

Tuesday $ Wednesday- January 12 &13, 2021 
Class ID: 27631
Class Access Code: NCBRT335

Active Threat Integrated Response Course

Tuesday through Thursday- March 2- 4, 2021
Class ID: 27632
Class Access Code:  NCBRT340



PER-220: Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents 

This course is designed to help participants safely and effectively respond to a biological incident by using an integrated approach. The course provides detailed information about various biological agents and possible methods of dissemination-whether naturally occurring or intentional. Participants will identify appropriate assessment and response actions and will review personal protection, containment measures, and tools that may be accessed during a biological incident.


AWR-118: Biological Incidents Awareness

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).


MGT-409: Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters 

This course provides comprehensive planning tools to mitigate impacts on communities during large-scale incidents and examines the need for collaboration among responders in a community-wide disaster response. It is taught through a combination of facilitated discussion, hands-on training and traditional instruction. Recognizing that response to disasters differs by locale, the course can be tailored to local participant needs. Several activities rely on the varied expertise and experiences of the audience to provide information about their planning considerations and response roles.


CCA – Complex Coordinated Attacks

 This course addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plane crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These attacks, known as complex coordinated attacks, involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. These attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. The course will enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response. 

This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Among the topics covered during the classroom instruction are characteristics of a complex coordinated attack, public safety response considerations, command operations and strategies, and critical information about situational domain awareness. Several notable case studies are also presented to provide real-life examples of the characteristics of a complex coordinated attack. 

Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing. 


ATIRC Active Threat Integrated Response Course 

 This course is designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines that can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active shooter event through the rescue task force concept using the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist.

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