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...

COML and COMT Training Opportunities – Spring 2018

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...

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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