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Other Training Partners, including:

  • Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice: Experienced outreach staff from the MSU School of Criminal Justice conduct on-site community facilitations in select communities nationwide to enhance public-private sector partnerships for emergency planning and response for all hazards, including terrorist/WMD incidents. The basis for the community facilitation is Critical Incident Protocol: A Public and Private Partnership. Published by MSU under a G&T grant in June 2000, Critical Incident Protocol is a compendium of research, experienced and lessons learned from a variety of subject matter experts in both the public and private sectors. Designed to enhance relationships, mutual understanding, resource sharing and operational effectiveness, the community facilitation process includes joint risk assessments, critical incident planning and tabletop exercises involving key public safety and corporate officials from a particular community.
  • International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF): The IAFF, through a cooperative agreement with G&T, has developed a training program to ensure the safety of the nation's emergency response community while protecting the general public by isolating and successfully terminating hazardous incidents. Their program takes a risk-based health and safety approach to potential WMDs and their impact on first responders. This is emphasized throughout the program by developing and delivering personal scene safety training for fire fighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers who are first responders to a WMD incident.
  • The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI): NTPI, a division of the Southeastern Public Safety Institute at St. Petersburg College, delivers a satellite-based training program titled ComNET (Communications, News, Equipment, and Training) to the nation's civilian and military emergency response communities. ComNET is presented in a news magazine broadcast format and provides WMD-related awareness information. ComNET is the product of a collaborative effort by two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies: the Office of Grants and Training (G&T) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Education NETwork (EENET).
  • Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA): PBA is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP). DPETAP provides emergency response personnel with on-site technical assistance and training on the calibration, use, and maintenance of radiological, chemical, and biological detection equipment.
  • The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA): NSA delivers an executive level introductory training program for Sheriffs on domestic preparedness for WMD incidents. This course introduces and discusses the issues that a Sheriff will confront in responding to a WMD incident, and provides training on pre-incident collaborations/preparations that can be implemented to improve incident response.
  • The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS): Masters of Arts Degree in Homeland Security. NPS delivers an 18-month graduate education program designed to equip future homeland security leaders with the specialized skills and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of homeland defense and security. Students will study issues such as intelligence sharing, critical infrastructure protection, and law enforcement and judicial issues. The study and examination of these issues will provide students with new insight and approaches that will prepare them to help strengthen the Nation's capacity to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorism.

In addition, G&T provides training through its work with the Metropolitan Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Services Program, and other public and private organizations such as the National Governor's Association and the National Emergency Management Agency.

For further information on these and other G&T training opportunities, see the (G&T) Weapons of Mass Destruction Course Catalog.

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