WRHSAC to hold CBRNE medical management training

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) will hold training in medical management in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) situations on March 10 and 11.

The course will cover multiple areas in the case of CBRNE threats and attacks. A focus of the two-day training is how to determine what type of threat it is, where it falls in the CBRNE spectrum and what the best course of action would be.

The course will utilize traditional classroom-style lectures and presentations, simulations that involve human patients for hands-on scenarios and group exercises dealing with CBRNE response.

Personnel and officials from emergency medical services, law enforcement, fire safety and services, health care, public health and public works and community response teams are encouraged to attend.

It is suggested that attendees take two online courses: "Basic EMS Concepts for CBRNE Events" and "WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders."

The course will take place at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, Masschusetts. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m local time and the course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This course is taught by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services. The course is free but is limited to 50 individuals.

Those interested in attending should sign up on the waiting list at the WRHSAC website