On January 9th and 10th, 2013, IAEM is hosting a Threat and Risk Assessment Course from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Student Union, Ballroom A. This course is being taught by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), which is an organization that delivers training in support of DHS-FEMA’s Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP). This course is DHS-FEMA funded, which means it is free to you.
Interested in attending? E-mail President Brian Crisan at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. We are initially limiting registration to our own students, alumni, and invited partners. This is an excellent training opportunity and I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. (Please note, this class is scheduled for the week before the Spring 2013 semester starts. Therefore, you will need to come to campus early if you wish to participate.)
An overview of this course is below:
This course prepares emergency response managers, community leaders, private sector, non-government organizations, and tribal leaders to conduct a comprehensive, capabilities-based threat and risk assessment for terrorism/all-hazards incidents under the National Response Framework (NRF), National Preparedness Guidelines and Homeland Security Presidential Directives. Participant activities focus on the jurisdictional process for determining ability to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) and natural disaster events. Participants will identify shortfalls, perform gap analysis, and develop a needs assessment to fill shortfalls/gaps identified within the preparedness cycle. The course delivery combines lecture, small group discussions, participant activities, and multimedia scenarios to improve the multi disciplinary emergency teams’ capability to prevent, protect, respond to, or recover from all-hazards mass casualty events.
The scope of this course addresses a number of priorities and capabilities that the Department of Homeland Security is encouraging state and local jurisdictions to establish. This course assists with establishing priorities under the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), and the National Response Framework to include the National Planning Scenarios, National Preparedness Guidelines, the Universal Task List, and the Target Capabilities List. This course meets the criteria for Capabilities Based-Planning for Emergency Responder Agencies in the four Mission Areas (Prevention, Protection, Response, and Recovery).