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NERAC Newsletter – July 2016

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NERAC Newsletter – July 2016

Please click the link below for information on recent trainings and exercises offered by NERAC on active shooter response, community-level cybersecurity preparedness, social media for disaster response and recovery, and school evacuations!  Also included in this edition of the NERAC newsletter are updates on resources such as fit testing machines, portable surveillance cameras, and ambubuses available to Northeast Region stakeholders, and information on the latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin issued by the Department of...

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NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Safety Communications

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Safety Communications

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Safety Communications This blog is Part 3 of an 11-part series discussing the NERAC Council’s initiatives over the last 12 years specific to each of the public safety disciplines represented on the Council.  Check back every 2-3 weeks for new posts!   The NERAC Council is committed to the enhancement and expansion of interoperable public safety communications in the region, and has demonstrated this commitment over the years through a wide array of investments into equipment upgrades, system expansions,...

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NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Health

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Health

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Health This blog is Part 2 of an 11-part series discussing the NERAC Council’s initiatives over the last 12 years specific to each of the public safety disciplines represented on the Council.  Check back every 2-3 weeks for new posts!   The NERAC Council supports public health in the region by making critical sheltering equipment and supplies available to municipalities when they need them most, as well as providing funding for regional trainings and exercises. Richard Day, the Health Director for the...

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Training Announcement: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Training Announcement: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304)

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a one-day training on the use of social media in disaster response and recovery for public safety professionals that serve the NERAC region and those who support the implementation of their communications plans. Social media can be an invaluable tool in issuing public warnings, directions, and situational updates. When used correctly, social media can also help to monitor public perception of a disaster and to evaluate disaster management efforts. This 8-hour...

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NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Works

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Works

NERAC Discipline Spotlight: Public Works   This blog is Part 1 of an 11-part series discussing the NERAC Council’s initiatives over the last 12 years specific to each of the public safety disciplines represented on the Council.  Check back every 2-3 weeks for new posts!   The NERAC Council is composed of 15 representatives from the fire service, law enforcement, EMS, emergency management, corrections, hospitals, public works, government administration, public health, public safety communications, and transit disciplines in the Northeast...

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Incident Command System Working Group

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Incident Command System Working Group

The NERAC Council has recently formed an Incident Command System (ICS) Working Group to increase opportunities for ICS training and help standardize ICS implementation throughout the region.  The group, which is made up of NERAC Council members from various disciplines, as well as other stakeholders from across the region representing critical response agencies, will be meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Burlington Town Hall Main Hearing Room.  All interested stakeholders from the region are encouraged to...

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Cyber Security Awareness Training (2 Days)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Cyber Security Awareness Training (2 Days)

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a two-day training on Cyber Security for public safety professionals that serve the NERAC region and those who support their technology infrastructures. The training will consist of two courses developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX): Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136) and The EOC’s Role in Community Cyber Security (MGT-384). The Essentials of Community Cyber Security training is a four hour non-technical introduction to...

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Natick Mall Counter-Terrorism Tabletop Exercise

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Natick Mall Counter-Terrorism Tabletop Exercise

In April of 2015, the NERAC Training & Exercise Committee approved a request from the Natick Police and Fire Departments to fund a regional tabletop exercise focused on the response to an active shooter incident at the Natick Mall. NERAC supported the exercise by hiring a consultant to develop, document, and facilitate the planning and execution of the exercise, and also provided backfill and overtime support to non-salaried police and fire personnel that attended the event. The exercise was designed to test the ability of MetroWest...

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NERAC Cache Equipment Deployment Tabletop Exercise

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

NERAC Cache Equipment Deployment Tabletop Exercise

On September 21st, 2015, NERAC hosted the Cache Equipment Deployment Tabletop Exercise at the NERAC Equipment Cache Site in Beverly, MA. A tabletop exercise is a discussion-based session where selected participants meet to respond to a simulated emergency scenario intended to identify, examine, and resolve potential obstacles in existing operational plans. This exercise was designed to measure the efficacy of the Regional Cache Program’s “Cache Rules for Borrowing” policy and test the capability of the cache sites to deploy equipment in an...

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September is National Preparedness Month!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month is an effort to promote preparedness and emergency planning activities for individuals, families, and businesses through a social media campaign spearheaded by Ready.Gov. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today”, encouraging the development of emergency plans amongst families and neighbors. This social media campaign is a simple and effective way to support regional preparedness by encouraging preparedness at the grassroots of local communities – individuals, families, and...

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