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AAIR Train-the-Trainer Course – September 2019

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is now accepting applications for qualified first responders to attend a five-day Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Train-the-Trainer course. The five-day training will be held on September 23-27, 2019 in Marblehead, MA, and instructors from the ALERRT Center at Texas State University will be provided. You must attend all five days of the training to receive credit. The AAIR course, created and developed by the ALERRT Center at Texas State University, improves the integration of Police, Fire, and EMS personnel during active shooter events. Students will learn medical skills based on TECC guidelines, how to establish initial/unified command, and the importance of rendering aid to victims via rescue task forces. NERAC will be offering BF/OT reimbursement for all first responders who work within the Northeast Homeland Security Region at up to $35/hr. This project is being funded with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds, via the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research. To register, please complete THIS SURVEY and send it to Caroline Graham at cgraham@mapc.org. September 23rd – 27th, 2019 Malcolm L. Bell School (40 Baldwin Road, Marblehead, MA) 8:00am – 4:00pm each day PLEASE NOTE: The primary goal of this Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Train-the-Trainer course is to build a roster of ALERRTcertified instructors capable of delivering effective active shooter trainings throughout the NERAC Region. By enrolling in this course participants agree to conduct occasional regional trainings coordinated by NERAC, in addition to any in-house trainings that would solely benefit their own departments. In order to be considered for this course, participants must have their Chief sign the registration form on the following page, acknowledging that participants will be expected to lead occasional regional...

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Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Course

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Course

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a two two-day Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) trainings designed to improve integration between Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel during active shooter events. The trainings will practice these skills through both classroom and field-based activities, including several dynamic force-on-force scenarios. The instructors will be Massachusetts-based first responders certified by the ALERRT Center at Texas State University to deliver the training. The courses will take place on the following dates: July 16th & 17th, 2019 Georgetown Middle/High School (Georgetown, MA) 8:00am – 4:00pm August 21st & 22nd, 2019 Regis College (Weston, MA) 8:00am – 4:00pm Register for either class by clicking here. Select which offering you would like attend and submit the other required information. For more detailed information on the AAIR training, click here. There is no cost to attend the course, and lunch will be provided. NERAC is also offering backfill and overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hour for those who work in the Northeast Homeland Security Region. You must attend both days of the training to receive credit. Please Note: In order to ensure this training provides the widest possible regional benefit, the number of participants from a single community will be capped at 3. Any number of participants over that threshold will be placed on a wait list and contacted should space becomes available. Supervisors instructing more than 3 employees to register should consider which individuals to prioritize, otherwise priority will be given to those who registered first....

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Training Opportunity: FieldComm Operator Course

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NERAC is pleased to announce a free three-day offering of a Field Communications Operator course, designed to instruct fire department personnel the operation of the FieldComm vehicle including its set up, breakdown and field use in support of an incident. It will also introduce to new operators a general understanding of radio communications, as well as the concepts of interoperability regarding mobile radio communications systems during emergency and event operations. Other subjects that will be covered include the use of ICS forms specific to the Field Communications unit, a general understanding of the expectations operators may encounter during incidents, and the necessity of preplanning as it pertains to radio communications support. This course is being taught by Deputy Chief Phil Charron of the Lowell Fire Department. When: June 24-26 Where: Westford Fire Department (65 Boston Road, Westford, MA) The course will run for approximately 8 hours per day, from 8:00am – 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break. Participants from the NERAC region will be eligible to submit for backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hour. Registration can be found at this...

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NERAC Newsletter- May 2019

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NERAC Newsletter- May 2019

Please click this link: May 2019 Newsletter for information on recent trainings and exercises offered by NERAC. Also included in this edition of the NERAC newsletter are updates on Council members, cache site resources, and ongoing projects....

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Training Opportunity: PREPaRE School Safety Workshop I

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Training Opportunity: PREPaRE School Safety Workshop I

NERAC is pleased to offer a free one-day PREPaRE Workshop I training developed by the National Association of School Psychologists. The workshop is designed to help public schools meet the crisis prevention and intervention needs of students, staff, and families. The training will enable participating mental health professionals, counselors, administrators, security professionals, and teachers to develop and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention efforts. Also addressed are issues associated with the media, social media, technology, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. When: Thursday, May 9th, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm with a one-hour lunch break) Where: Grand View Farm in Burlington, MA (55 Center Street, Burlington, MA Lunch will be provided and participants from the NERAC region will also be eligible to submit for backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hour. For more information about the PREPaRE program, please visit https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/prepare-training-curriculum/prepare-workshops or download the brochure available here: PREPaRE Brochure   To register, click HERE. ...

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Training Opportunity: LEPDTA Train-the-Trainer

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Training Opportunity: LEPDTA Train-the-Trainer

NERAC is pleased to announce an offering of the Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts (LEPDTA) Train-the-Trainer course, designed to teach law enforcement officers the principles of terrorism, including the various phases of the attack cycle, how the terrorist threat has and continues to evolve, and how individuals with interest in carrying out terrorist attacks become motivated to act. The two-day training is led by instructors from LSU’s NCBRT/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education. Course participants will learn: How to recognize signs of an impending attack; Tactics to prevent and deter terrorism throughout the performance of their regular duties; How to properly identify common characteristics associated with altered domestic and international identity documents. Participants will then practice these skills through simulated video scenarios of routine police calls. Additional course information can be found here: LEPDTA AWR-122 Brochure. The course will be held on May 21st – 22nd, 2019 at the Westford Fire Department’s Training Room, located at 65 Boston Road, Westford, MA. The course will run for approximately 8 hours per day, from 8:00am – 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break. Attendance at both days is required, and lunch will be provided. Participants from the NERAC region are also eligible to submit for Backfill/Overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hour. To register click...

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Training Opportunity: ICS 220/320

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring two team-based, scenario-driven ICS training courses designed for responders who may be expected to serve in a leadership position in an initial response organization. Participants may enroll in one or both courses. Program registration costs, materials, and lunch for attendees will be paid for by NERAC. Attendees must be employed in the NERAC region. The ICS-220 course will take place on April 15th -16th. The ICS-320 course is three days, and will run April 17th-19th. Both courses will take place at the Beverly Cache Site located at 43 Airport Road, Beverly, MA. For further course information and to sign up please visit the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei_HXlipyG3l4pzy-bGWlc3ctNSrfOu-MfCZwkyMbzoJk8cQ/viewform?usp=sf_link  ...

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Hemorrhage Control Train-the-Trainer Course Information and Registration

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a one hour Hemorrhage Control Train-the-Trainer course, designed to enable qualified Fire and EMS personnel to instruct peers in the public safety community, as well as the general public, on proper bleeding control techniques. The course, provided through a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, will cover tourniquet application as well as other manual methods of controlling hemorrhages sustained as a result of a terrorist attack or other emergency event. The training will combine classroom work with practical demonstrations and practice on mannequins. This course free of charge for all attendees. Attendees should have at minimum Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification. NERAC will provide backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hr. This course will take place on Friday, January 18th at 9am and will be held at the Wayland Public Safety Building located at 38 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778. Sign up early, as spots are limited! Please register HERE by January 11th. Your registration will not be considered final until you receive a separate confirmation notice. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Graham at cgraham@mapc.org or...

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Cybersecurity Training – Registration Information

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a two-day Cybersecurity training, designed to provide first responders and school/town administrators with information on cyber attacks and other cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Two courses from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) will be combined to create this two-day training: AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (4 hours) and MGT-384 Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (12 hours). Participants will be required to stay for both classes. The training will take place on October 23rd – 24th, 2018 at the Stow Campus of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, located at 1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775. The training will run from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day unless otherwise specified.  The training is recommended for emergency managers, IT specialists, public works, school, transportation, energy, and healthcare personnel, elected and appointed officials, and anyone involved with critical infrastructure or incident response in public or private organizations. If interested, please register HERE by October 16th. AWR-136 Provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. More information can be found HERE. MGT-384  Provides organizations and communities with strategies and processes to increase cyber resilience. During this 12-hour course, participants will analyze cyber threats and initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents, evaluate the process for developing a cyber preparedness program, examine the importance and challenges of cyber related information sharing and discover low to no-cost resources to help build cyber resilience. More information can be found...

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Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-the-Trainer Course Information and Registration

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

[UPDATE 9/14/18] **COURSE LOCATION MOVED FROM ANDOVER TO BURLINGTON ** The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a half-day Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed to provide Law Enforcement officers with the ability to disseminate the most up-to-date strategies, guidance, and plans for surviving an active shooter event to civilians in their communities. The course will take place on September 17th, 2018 from 09:00 – 13:00. The course was originally set to take place in Andover, however, due to the ongoing situation in Merrimack Valley the course will now be held at Grand View Farm located at 55 Center Street Burlington, MA 01803.  The course will accommodate up to 125 Law Enforcement participants, but please do not wait to sign up.  For more information about the CRASE course, click here. Through a partnership with the ALERRT Center at Texas State University, NERAC is able to offer this course free of charge for all attendees. NERAC will also provide backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hr. Due to budget constraints, only NERAC-region participants are eligible for BF/OT reimbursement. To register for this course, click here. Your registration will not be considered final until you receive a separate confirmation notice. If you have any questions, please contact Austin Murray at amurray@mapc.org or 617-933-0755.  ...

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