Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities (WBT) is designed to provide individuals with the general knowledge necessary to begin planning for situations requiring the isolation and/or quarantine (I&Q) of a large portion of local, rural populations. This self-paced, web-based course will educate learners on I&Q in a modern context, discuss legal and ethical issues associated with I&Q, and present preparedness, planning, response, and support considerations. In addition, Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities will address communication strategies as well as I&Q resources.
Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 6-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give print/electronic media interviews, write news releases, provide information at the scene, and how they fit into the joint information system.
Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems
This self-paced, Web-based course will educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators, teachers and staff to effectively respond to an emergency in a K-12 environment. The training will provide representatives of rural law enforcement departments and school systems with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will enable them to progressively establish a school-based emergency response plan and crisis management team through information-sharing and training.
This 30-minute, Web-based "Terrorism 101" course prepares learners to successfully recognize, report, and react to potential terrorist incidents. In the first two lessons, learners develop a broad understanding of terrorism, including a definition of terrorism as well as examples of terrorist groups and targets. In addition, learners gain insight into the importance of protecting private sector resources through awareness-level training. The last two lessons list various weapons of mass destruction (WMD), relay indicators of potential terrorist activity, and outline actions to be taken in the event of a potential terrorist attack. Course was updated and recertified in July 2011.