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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...

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.  ...

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...

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...

Training Opportunity: All-Hazards Position Specific Training

NERAC is sponsoring five (5) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training courses for all first responders from the NERAC region. Program registration costs and materials will be paid for by NERAC. Backfill and overtime reimbursement will be offered. These courses are designed by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and will be conducted by the Incident Management Training Consortium (IMTC). All first responders from the NERAC region are eligible to attend these courses, however priority seating will be given to individuals who would be likely to fill a leadership position in an ICS structure at a major incident. Registrants for these courses should serve in a position within their municipality (or other organization such as an IMT or other specialized response team) where they would be expected to fill a leadership role in an ICS structure during a major incident. All attendees must have completed ICS-300. The All-Hazards Position Specific Training courses will be offered on the dates below: E0956 Liaison Officer: April 26th – 27th  in Dracut E0965 Resource Unit Leader: May 16th – 19th in Haverhill E0950 Incident Commander: June 5th-9th in Marblehead E0952 Public Information Officer: June 19th – 23rd in Beverly E0971 Facilities Unit Leader: June 26th – 30th in Natick To reserve your spot, please click here to access the page containing the registration link (login...

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