Biological Incidents Awareness (AWR-118)


 

This course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally releas​ed, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrori​st weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public). This course can be considered an introductory course to Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents (PER-220).​


Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 30

Hours: 7.0 (Direct/Indirect Delivery); 8.0 (Train-the-Trainer)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery; Train-the-Trainer; Indirect Delivery)

DHS Course #: AWR-118, AWR-118-1, AWR-118-2

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.


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Professional Disciplines

​Emergency Medical Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Works


The primary target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:

  • Publ​ic health officials
  • Emergency responders: police, fire, emergency management and emergency medical services personnel and planners
  • Personnel from governmental agencies who may become involved in a biological incident

The secondary target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course includes:

  • Public officials
  • Busine​ss representatives
  • City leadership
  • Shopping center officers
  • Transportation workers and managers
  • Security guards​
  • Educators
  • Large companies
  • School leaders
  • School nurses
  • Prosecutors
  • Utilities personnel
  • Sanitation supervisors
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Individuals in other civic roles
  • Public works personnel

The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by NCBRT.

The Indirect version of this course is commonly delivered as part of in-service or academy training to support continuing education.


Scheduling

To schedule this course, contact your NCBRT Regional Training Manager or request a course now using our online request form.




NCBRT
Louisiana State University

3190 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803