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....

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. ...

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...

Cybersecurity Training – Registration Information

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...

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

[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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