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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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ATIRC Registration and Course Information

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

ATIRC Registration and Course Information

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring a three-day Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) designed to improve integration between Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel during active shooter events. The training will practice these skills through both classroom and field-based activities, including dynamic force-on-force scenarios. The course will take place from August 21st – 23rd, 2018 at Swampscott High School. This opportunity is open to up to 25 Law Enforcement and 15 Fire/EMS participants.  For more detailed information on the ATIRC course, click here.   Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, NERAC is able to offer this course free of charge for all attendees. NERAC will provide backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hr.   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.   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 2. Any number of participants over that threshold will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available. Supervisors instructing more than 2 employees to register should consider which individuals to prioritize, otherwise priority will be given to those who registered first.   August 2018 ATIRC...

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COML and COMT Training Opportunities – Spring 2018

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

NERAC is pleased to announce the following COML and COMT training opportunities: COML: E969 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) training course May 1st – 3rd, 2018 Wayland Public Safety Building 38 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 Register HERE by Thursday, April 26th COMT: Communications Unit Technician (COMT) training course June 4th – 8th, 2018 Wayland Public Safety Building 38 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 Register HERE by Thursday, May 3rd   NERAC will be providing backfill and overtime support for both courses. Spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct all questions to Austin Murray at amurray@mapc.org or via phone at (617)933-0755.   COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COML: This offering is a three day course, designed for all local, regional, tribal, and state/territory emergency response professionals and for support personnel with a communications background. It is designed to familiarize these professionals with the roles and responsibilities of a Communications Unit Leader (COML) under the NIMS ICS and to provide hands-on exercises that reinforce the lecture materials. Under the NIMS ICS structure, the COML is the focal point within the Communications Unit. This course provides DHS-approved and NIMS-compliant instruction to ensure that every state/territory has trained personnel capable of coordinating on-scene emergency communications during a multi-jurisdictional response or planned event. All OEC instructors are approved by DHS and have had extensive experience both as emergency responders and as COMLs. The course is presented with facilitated lecture and hands-on exercises. It involves extensive interactive discussion and exercises. OEC/ICTAP instructors work through the discussions and exercises to explain in detail the processes used to achieve communication operability, interoperability, and how to incorporate additional communications solutions. Prerequisites: IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100; IS-200.b, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents; IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction; IS-800.b, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction COMT: This offering delivers introductory and refresher training for the ICS Communications Technician (COMT) position.It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies. This include state-of-the-art interoperable communications solutions, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) communications, satellite, telephone, computer and data technologies used in incident response and planned events. This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COMT operating on a local, regional, tribal or state/territory-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). The course is instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for local, regional, tribal and state/territory emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background. This five day workshop is taught by OEC/ICTAP instructors who have both practitioner and Communications Unit experience. The course utilizes facilitated lectures, student exercises, and hands-on lab work. It also includes interactive discussions among attendees. OEC/ICTAP instructors work through the discussions, exercises and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for successful establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident or planned event. Prerequisites: A public safety background with experience in field operations; Awareness of fundamental public...

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Emergency Vehicle Adequacy Calculator (EVAC)

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Emergency Vehicle Adequacy Calculator (EVAC)

The Northeast Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) would like to announce to all member communities that an updated version of the Emergency Vehicle Adequacy Calculator (EVAC) Tool is now available online. The EVAC Tool allows emergency managers and first responders to calculate the number of vehicles required to handle various evacuation scenarios, and compare those figures to the resources available in their communities. The calculator is a useful online resource for communities working to develop or evaluate their evacuation plans.   To access the EVAC Tool: Hover the cursor over the Preparedness Resources >> tab at the top of this page, and select EVAC Calculator Tool from the drop-down menu OR, access the EVAC Tool directly at: https://nerac-evac.herokuapp.com/ To use the EVAC Tool: Input: The number of people and pets to be evacuated The mobility levels of the evacuees The distance to the shelter/destination (in hours or miles) The target completion time (in hours) The user can then adjust the following parameters: Capacities and load times for each type of vehicle Road conditions (speed limit, in mph)   When the appropriate information has been entered into each required field, select the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page to generate the final report The message “Calculation was successfully created” will display, followed by the report.     For a .pdf version of the above instructions,...

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ALERRT Active Shooter Training Announcement

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

ALERRT Active Shooter Training Announcement

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) is sponsoring four  Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) courses to prepare law enforcement officers to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter using a number of tactics and techniques through both classroom and field-based activities, including dynamic force-on-force scenarios.  The courses will take place from August 7th-August 17th in Carlisle and Gloucester.  Each 2-day session will be open to up to 30 officers.  For more detailed information on the dates and locations, please click here Through a partnership between the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the FBI, and Texas State University, NERAC is able to offer these courses free of cost for all attendees.  NERAC will provide backfill/overtime reimbursement at up to $35/hr. To register for any of these courses, please click here.  If you have anyquestions, please contact Tim Moore at tmoore@mapc.org or...

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