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AWR 151 Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism

Designed to increase awareness among local and regional emergency response teams and industry stakeholders about the potential targets and impacts of agroterrorism. Raises awareness on the need to identify and defend against pathogens, chemical and biological contaminants, and other hazards. Through this curriculum local and regional emergency response teams are provided with an awareness of the potential targets and impacts of agroterrorism and how effective pre-planning within a community can mitigate acts of agroterrorism. This is the first of six courses in the WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders series.

AWR 151 is designed to educate and enable the diverse elements that must be called upon to participate in creating an effective response plan. The course will educate by using specific examples to demonstrate the potential effects of possible types of agroterrorism. It will demonstrate how preplanning can create an effective community response that will reduce or mitigate individual acts of terror. Individuals who have completed this course will be enabled to invest their agency or individual resources to develop or strengthen a community plan.

Course Length: 3.5 hours

Course Manager: NDPC

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Target Audience/Discipline: The WIFSS agroterrorism curriculum addresses the needs of agricultural frontline emergency responders including (but not limited to) individuals from different elements in communities such as public health, environmental health, law enforcement, fire services, food and agriculture industries, agricultural representatives, public officials, emergency services representatives, veterinarians, and emergency responders. The curriculum includes built-in flexibility to tailor individual courses to the needs of specific sector interests, while preserving the delivery of a core set of key information to all training participants. This built-in flexibility increases its utility and applicability to a wide variety of training circumstances.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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