This course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, 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 terrorist 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).
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- when a biological incident is occurring, recognize some signs that suggest what type and scale of biological incident it
- identify biological diseases that may be present in a biological incident and recognize signs that suggest a biological
incident is taking place,
- apply self-protection principles in the event of a biological incident,
- apply what they have learned in the course to improve their readiness for a biological incident,
- successfully teach an indirect delivery of Biological Incidents Awareness, and
- Train participants in their organization on the objectives of this course.
The primary target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes:
• Emergency responders: police, fire, emergency management and emergency medical services personnel
• Personnel from governmental agencies who may become involved in a biological incident
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.
How this course is offered:
Delivered onsite at a location determined by the requesting jurisdiction. To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact Meghan Lawson at 877-806-7404, firstname.lastname@example.org