The Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course provides training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incident. The course is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and man-made events for discussion points. The course also uses hands-on training to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue, which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.
The program gives citizens the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Representatives from the National Guard will be on hand to conduct this training to help local citizens prepare and develop a family emergency plan. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and there will be an opportunity to “Meet the First Responders” from the Greater Cornwall Community. Information on Emergency Services, Volunteer Opportunities, and Educational Materials will be available from agencies represented at this event including: Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Salisbury Mills, and Vails Gate Fire Departments; Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department; Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson Highway/Public Works; Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Department; Orange County Amateur Radio Emergency Network (A.R.E.S./R.A.C.E.S.); New York State DHSES OEM. Representatives from CSX Transportation, Entergy-Indian Point, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric will be on hand to provide information on Hazards and Emergencies that can occur within our community.
CSX Operation Responds quick and comprehensive emergency response application provides access to crucial information about an ongoing emergency, including detailed incident summaries, specific emergency guidance and real-time situation updates.
In support of the Divisions mission, DHSES delivers and supports training and exercises. There is a dedicated focus to ensure first-responder disciplines (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, and Law Enforcement) receive the highest level of attention. The Division collaborates on training and exercise initiatives with many government and non-governmental organizations, staff, management, planners and technical groups. DHSES provides training to elected officials and public works, health, technology, and communications personnel.
The New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) is the multidiscipline complex operated by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). It is located in Central New York at the former Oneida County Airport, a short 2.5 miles from exit 32 of the NYS Thruway and within minutes of Griffiss International Airport. The facility occupies approximately 723 of 1,100 fenced acres of the former Airport. The SPTC affords state, local, and federal agencies a complex of training venues that can be used for the entire spectrum of training. From classroom lectures and discussions to skill development lanes to reality and high performance scenario-based training, the SPTC offers opportunities for dynamic emergency first responder training.
To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMAs goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.
The nations rural emergency responders face unique challenges when compared to their urban counterparts. In recognizing the need for consistent, quality training which addresses those challenges, Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC or the Consortium) to develop and deliver relevant all-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements. All training delivered by the RDPC is certified by DHS and is offered tuition-free.
The NDPC is a DHS/FEMA training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under DHS/FEMAs Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement. Preparedness is a shared, national responsibility requiring our active participation to prepare America to address its threats.
FEMAs Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center. The CDP identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to state, local, and tribal emergency response providers. We provide on-site and mobile training at the performance, management, and planning levels. We facilitate the delivery of training by the training partners of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The NCBRT is a DHS training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under the NCBRTs Homeland Security National Training Cooperative Agreement. Preparedness is a shared, national responsibility requiring our active participation to prepare America to address its threats. The NCBRT is preparing you today for tomorrows threats.
Come to Nevada to experience the best preparation possible for First Responders in a WMD event. Originally established for testing nuclear weapons, today the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), located northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada provides First Responder CBRNE Training in unique, authentic, and safe WMD venues using realistic training scenarios. The NNSS is the ONLY place for First Responders to experience an actual WMD environment! This training prepares the responders to take immediate, decisive action to prevent or mitigate terrorist use of radiological or nuclear WMDs, such as Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs or dirty bombs).
The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC), a major research and training division of New Mexico Tech, is internationally recognized and has over 60 years experience in explosives research and testing. EMRTC specializes in the research, development, testing, and analysis of energetic materials for both corporate and government clients. As one of several research divisions of New Mexico Tech, EMRTC has access to university faculty with experience in a wide variety of scientific and technical disciplines. EMRTCs 40-square-mile field laboratory is located in the mountains adjacent to the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico. The field laboratory contains more than 30 test sites, gun ranges, other research facilities and storage areas, allowing for a complete spectrum of research and testing activities. EMRTC has the ability to conduct tests involving over 20,000 pounds of explosives.
Established in 1998 to enhance the capabilities of emergency responders and local officials to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic events resulting from natural events, man-made accidents, or terrorist attacks. Congressionally mandated and partially funded by the U.S. Congress, NERRTC was a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC). Since its inception, NERRTC has provided local, state, tribal and territorial jurisdictions with high-quality, hands-on, scenario-driven leadership training, exercises, and technical assistance.
Uniquely positioned geographically and culturally, the NDPTC works collaboratively to develop and deliver training and education in the areas of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery to governmental, private, tribal, and non-profit entities, and under-represented/under-served communities. It incorporates urban planning and environmental management, emphasizing community preparedness and addressing the needs of vulnerable at-risk populations.
Established in 1985, the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) is operated by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. Our original mission was to train railroad officials to safely handle accidents involving tank cars carrying hazardous materials. The training proved to be so successful that attendance was opened up to other emergency responders. We now serve not only the transportation service industry, but also the public sector emergency response community, the chemical industry, government agencies, and emergency response contractors from all over the world. Since our inception, SERTC has trained well over 50,000 students worldwide.