LSU NCBRT/ACE Receives Congressional Honor for Training and Support of Emergency Responders



BATON ROUGE – LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/ Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or NCBRT/ACE, was honored recently to receive special recognition from United States Congressman Harley Rouda of California. Rep. Rouda, a member of the Subcommittee on National Security, attended LSU NCBRT/ACE’s Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks, or CCA, course on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Seal Beach, California. He presented a Congressional Certificate of Recognition to LSU NCBRT/ACE for training and support of the nation’s emergency responders.

LSU NCBRT/ACE delivered the two-day course designed for emergency responders, police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel, including those who are most likely to assume command at some point during a response to a complex coordinated attack.

“I just wanted to say, thanks for being here,” Rouda said. “Thanks for training, thanks for supporting your communities, thanks for supporting our country.”

LSU NCBRT/ACE Director Jeff Mayne said welcoming officials who represent the districts where the courses are held is an important part of raising awareness about the vital training LSU NCBRT/ACE conducts on a national level.

“It is always an honor to receive such recognition,” Mayne said. “We strive to be forward thinking in the development and delivery of training and education we deliver throughout the world. Protecting our nation and its citizens by ensuring responders receive high quality training to prevent, prepare for, respond and recover from threats and high consequence events is paramount.”  

The CCA course provides first responders with skills to manage the response to a large-scale attack, focusing on how to use skills such as observation, analysis and awareness to recognize the possibility of an attack involving multiple extreme incidents which require a joint response involving members from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions.

LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at LSU. The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop, and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events.

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