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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: 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: 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...

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  ...

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