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Fiscal Year 2007 Homeland Security National Training Program Award List

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)

Center for Domestic Preparedness
(Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Description of Funded Project: The CDP provides hands-on specialized training to state and local emergency responders in the management and remediation of WMD incidents. The CDP offers civilian training exercises in a true toxic environment, using weapons grade chemical agents. The hands-on-training enables responders to effectively respond to real-world incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, or other hazardous materials. The CDP is currently delivering 20 for TEI.

Louisiana State University
Description of Funded Project: The Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (ACE) a sub-division of the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) will deliver courses at sites throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and the five territories, in conjunction with the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Texas Engineering Extension Service
Description of Funded Project: Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and their National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) a member of the Texas A&M University System delivers a set of courses to prepare state and local officials for the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Courses are developed and designed to provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools needed to accomplish its role in the event of a WMD incident. Additionally, Texas A&M has developed an Interactive Internet WMD Awareness Course for emergency responders. Texas A&M also provides technical assistance to state and local jurisdictions in the development of WMD assessment plans. TEEX is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Description of Funded Project: NM Tech has expertise in explosives and incendiaries and has been conducting training since 1998. The CBRNE program at NMT is designed to prepare trainers to present effective WMD response instruction with a focus on incidents involving explosives. Over 200,000 law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel have already been trained. Three courses are the primary offerings at NMT: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombings, Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents.

Nevada Test Site
(Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Description of Funded Project: NTS conducts large scale field exercises using a wide range of live agent stimulants as well as explosives. The Nevada Test Site is a primary training ground for our nation’s weapons of mass destruction responders. NPS is currently delivering 6 courses for TEI.

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

Eastern Kentucky University
Description of Funded Project: The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium includes Eastern Kentucky University as the executive agent, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Training Center that is based at EKU, and Charter Academic Partners which include East Tennessee State University, The University of Findlay, Iowa Central Community College, and NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Since March 2006, the RDPC has funded the delivery of 28 courses attended by 1222 trainees. For the most part, these were courses already developed by other Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training & Education Division. The end-users of the Consortium’s products (which include training curriculum) include a wide range of disciplines with involvement in all emergency support functions (ESF) as outlined in the NRP, such as law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, public health, public works, general government, volunteers, National Volunteer Organizations Aiding in Disasters (NVOADs), preparedness stakeholders, and industry sectors which support critical infrastructure and/or provide services in support of preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

Continuing and Emerging (C&E) Training Programs

National Sheriffs’ Association
Description of Funded Project: The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is providing development and delivery of fours courses focused on increasing our unified national preparedness. Courses are developed and designed to provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools needed to accomplish its role in an all-hazards environment. Course titles: Leading From the Front WMD; First Responder; Jail Evacuation; Community Partnerships are either being delivered or are approaching delivery this year.

Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg College
Description of Funded Project: The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) proposes creating at least six courses during a 12-month period for delivery online. Each course will be two contact hours long, equal to 100 minutes of training. NTPI recommends that the first six online courses, focused on private industry, address the following topics: Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: How to Prepare for a Terrorist Attack; Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: Threat and Risk Assessment; Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: How to Respond to a Terrorist Attack; Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: How to Recover from a Terrorist Attack. Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: Using Business Intelligence for Emergency Preparedness. The online courses will include an audio file of the narrative that supports the appropriate graphical elements, as well as a user option to view a synchronized American Sign Language interpretation of the audio elements.

American Medical Association
Description of Funded Project: The American Medical Association (AMA) will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop and deploy a standardized, national disaster health education and training program that can help attain national all-hazards preparedness goals by providing critical medical and mental health information to enable individual citizens to play a more effective role in local disaster planning and response, and ensure their integration into the overall emergency response system. The proposed Citizen Ready program will: (1) provide competency-based education to help citizens protect themselves, assist others, and enhance national efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism and other catastrophic events; (2) incorporate ways to make the training widely available; and (3) encourage public participation in local preparedness and response efforts.

West Virginia University
Description of Funded Project: The purpose of the Interagency Coordination for Special Needs Planning for an Emergency Response course is to address the need to incorporate special needs consideration into the development of emergency plans. The course’s goals are to provide emergency personnel and special needs organizations with the resources necessary to save lives during a disaster.

University of Baltimore, Maryland
The purpose of the Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning is to ensure the continued operation of essential government functions during a wide range of potential emergencies. Whether the hazard is the result of natural or human-induced event, an all hazards approach coupled with catastrophic-event-preparedness-training assures that regardless of the emergency, essential functions will continue.

American College of Emergency Physicians
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is providing customized training to increase the capabilities of health care providers to care for mass casualties resulting from a weapons of mass destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or other public health emergency. ACEP is conducting on-site assessments of hospitals in 18 communities to provide specific recommendations for improvement and tailored training to correct identified deficiencies in emergency plans and abilities to respond to a mass casualty incident. Subject matter experts, including emergency physicians, nurses and hospital planners, are providing hospital clinicians and administrators, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and public health professionals with the framework to increase their preparedness to save the lives of victims of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and the University of California at Davis (WIFSS/UCD)
The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and the University of California at Davis (WIFSS/UCD) is focusing on two categories of assets: (1) relevant processed dairy products (milk, cheese, etc.,) (2) produce items (e.g., tomatoes, apple juice, etc) that are consumed in large quantities by a broad spectrum of consumers. WIFSS has developed an action-driven, outcome-evaluated training process to enhance preparedness against agricultural WMD at the frontlines across the food continuum (farm to table). The Agroterrorism-Preparedness Training Curricula is comprised of 6 courses which address Awareness, Principles of Preparedness, NIMS and the Principles of Risk Communication, Detection and Diagnosis, Principles of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism and Food Systems Disasters, and the Principles of Planning and Implementing Recovery.

Long Island University
Description of Funded Project: Long Island University’s Homeland Security Management Institute offers a graduate –level, 15-credit Advanced Certificate and a 36-credit Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Management, both offered fully online. The programs are designed to meet the complex contemporary needs of homeland security specialists, law enforcement professionals, emergency managers, fire fighters and HazMat experts, military personnel, government and public safety officials, and corporate security professionals.

Michigan State University
Description of Funded Project: Michigan State University’s Critical incident Protocol program provides technical assistance in the form of workshops for selected communities to facilitate public-private partnerships for joint managing of critical incidents, using an all hazards approach, including terrorism and WMD. Communication, scenario planning, and contingency development are fostered during training. Government and non-government institutions are linked to provide wide coverage of information and collaboration between participants. The program has been in existence since 1998.

Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Description of Funded Project: This is for additional iterations of the AWR 185 Frontline Responder Train the Trainer Program which was developed and approved under CTGP 2004-GT-T4-K003. The course provides awareness training in a Train-the-Trainer format for first responders in large, high population venues such as shopping malls, sporting arenas, and casinos.

The Center for Rural Development, Inc
Description of Funded Project: Under this award, The Center for Rural Development, Inc., (CRD) will develop and deliver courses and provide services as listed in their accepted proposal. The CRD will provide: • IPS Web-site and Learner Services - Maintain IPS Website - Maintain and update daily IPS Website News -- Headline News and -- Prevention Related News Threads (PRNT) - Continue to Publish Open Source Daily Briefings (OSDB) - Maintain and Publish one new Case Study per quarter - Maintain and Update the Learning Section - Maintain and Update IPS Prevention Library -Maintain and encourage Community of Practice Elements • IPS Certificate Program Courses in Terrorist Prevention - Continued delivery of Law Enforcement Professionals Certificate Course in Terrorism Prevention (PER-281-w) - Continue Certification Process for Fire Service Course in Terrorist Prevention - Continued Delivery of the Fire Service Course in Terrorist Prevention - Development of One New Discipline Specific Certificate Course.

Description of Funded Project: Dartmouth will develop additional training simulations for “Ops Plus for WMD Hazmat” and are expanding the Virtual Terrorism Response Academy (VTRA) to Version 2.0. They will incorporate practical hazardous materials training and tactical video game simulations through their training. Participants will be able to demonstrate vital knowledge of PPE, instruments, rescue, triage, casualty care, and risk management in real-world, life-and-death scenarios.

Dugway Proving Ground
(Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Description of Funded Project: Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), West Desert Test Center (WDTC) Joint Operational Testing and Training (JOTT) conducts the Advanced Chemical and Biological Integrated Response Course (ACBIRC), a 5-day training program that provides lectures and hands-on training in Biological and Chemical environments focused on agent characteristics, sampling, protection, detection, decontamination, and signatures. Students work with live agents in a controlled biological level 2 & 3 lab as well as RDT&E solutions of chemical agents in certified chemical laboratories. As a final exercise, DPG training facilities are used to create a realistic terrorist incident that the students will be required to respond and negotiate. This course is designed to provide the most advanced and realistic chemical and biological training available for first responders.

Naval Post Graduate School
(Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Description of Funded Project: Since 2002, CHDS has conducted a wide range of programs focused on assisting current and future leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism in the United States. The programs are developed in partnership with and are sponsored by the National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and consist of six primary elements:

  1. A fully accredited Master’s Degree in Homeland Security (the first class began in January 2003).
  2. Mobile Education Team (MET) seminars for Governors and senior state officials, or for major urban area senior Homeland Security leaders
  3. Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program focusing on priority topics in Homeland Security, such as Intelligence and Fusion Centers, Public Information/Fear Management, Public Health
  4. University and Agency Partnership Initiative
  5. The nation’s first and largest digital Homeland Security research library
  6. Research initiatives, including direct links to theses by CHDS Master's program participants.

Through graduate- and executive-level coursework, seminars, and research, Homeland Security leaders gain the analytic skills and substantive expertise they need to counter terrorism. The programs also prepare leaders to bridge gaps in interagency and civil-military cooperation by bringing together a diverse range of participants to share perspectives and lay the foundation for long-term Homeland Security collaboration.

Citizen Corps
(Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Description of Funded Project: These funds will be used by the National Preparedness Directorate’s (NPD) Citizen Corps to revise “Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)” curriculum. In the process, new content and curriculum will be developed.

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