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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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International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training Announcement

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  *Due to limited space in this course, registration is now full.* NERAC is sponsoring an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training for ALS and BLS Providers. This 2 day course will be offered at the end of August and beginning of September. Program registration costs and materials for attendees will be paid for by NERAC. All Emergency Care Providers within the NERAC region are eligible to attend. Attendees must be employed by 911 providers in the NERAC region. This ITLS course is a hands-on training program offering EMS...

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Behavioral Observation and Suspicious Activity Recognition (BOSAR) Training Announcement

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NERAC is pleased to be offering three Behavioral Observation and Suspicious Activity Recognition (BOSAR) training courses this spring. This two-day program was designed by the New York City Police Department and will be taught by the Massachusetts State Police on May 28th-29th, June 3rd-4th, and June 10th-11th at Logan Airport.  Attendees will learn to observe and identify anomalies in their surrounding environment that may be indicative of terrorist activities, and to conduct field interviews using modern techniques including body language,...

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ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Announcement

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Announcement

NERAC is sponsoring six (6) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training courses for first responders in the NERAC region. These courses are designed by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and will be conducted by the Incident Management Training Consortium (IMTC).  The following courses will be offered starting later this month: Strike Team/Task Force Unit Leader Planning Section Chief Logistics Section Chief Finance/Administration Section Chief Operations Section Chief Division/Group Supervisor All first responders from the NERAC...

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NERAC Mobile Device Application

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NERAC Mobile Device Application

The NERAC Council is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile application for smart phones and other handheld devices.  This new initiative is designed to put the critical information you need about NERAC and its resources in your hands when you need it most.  The application consists of two separate “plans”, both of which can be downloaded for free by all NERAC stakeholders. The first of these applications, the “About NERAC” plan, contains general information about the NERAC region, the Council, the Council’s projects and...

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Welcome to NERAC’s New Website!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to NERAC’s New Website!

Welcome to NERAC’s newly redesigned website.  With the help of dedicated Council members and stakeholders across the region, NERAC has made great strides in enhancing the safety of this region and providing communities with the resources they need to address all of the hazards they face over the past 11 years.  This site was developed to provide the stakeholders in NERAC’s 85 communities with all of the information they need to take advantage of the funding, equipment resources, and planning tools that have been provided to the...

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This website was prepared under a grant from FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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