Training Opportunity: FieldComm Operator Course

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...

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....

Training Opportunity: ICS 220/320

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  ...

Hemorrhage Control Train-the-Trainer Course Information and Registration

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...