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Course Description

PER-201 - HazMat Evidence Collection (HEC) for CBRNE Incidents

The Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents course is a two-day course for responders, including law enforcement, fire service, EMS, HAZMAT technicians, emergency management, governmental administrative, health care, public safety communicators, and public health. The training will prepare responders to properly respond to and document a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosives (CBRNE) crime scene, enable responders to employ the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Crime Scene Search Protocol, and prepare responders to identify and collect potential evidence. The course incorporates a scenario-driven exercise to allow responders to demonstrate their competency in evidence collection techniques, utilize the FBI's Crime Scene Search Protocol, utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and to perform technical decontamination of personnel and collected materials.

Course Objectives:
  • To identify ways to safely and helpfully participate in a WMD crime scene process
  • To properly identify, characterize, collect, and package WMD evidence
  • To describe and understand the chain of custody in evidence collection
  • To describe the evidence-decontamination process
  • To demonstrate hands-on participation in evidence collection

How this course is offered:

Delivered at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL.  It is rarely delivered as a standalone course.  It is delivered in combination with the following courses:

Prerequisites & Other Information:
AWR-103: Crime Scene Management for CBRNE Incidents

Registration Information:

Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)

•You will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to apply for CDP training.
•Visit the FEMA Student Identification website  to register for or retrieve your FEMA SID number. Once you have your FEMA SID continue on to step 2.

Step 2 (Search and Select Offered Training)
•Search for training on the Resident Training section of the CDP Website.
•Click the “Register for this Program” button for the desired training program. You will be directed to the CDP Training Registration System (TRS) electronic application site.

Step 3 (Complete Application)
•Log in to the CDP TRS with your FEMA SID number and password.
•If you were directed to TRS from the CDP Website the training program/course information will be pre-populated, otherwise enter and select the Program letter or course acronym for the desired training.
•Select up to three preferred training dates then review and complete all required information. Note: Once you have submitted an application in TRS the system will save and pre-populate your application with the information on your previously submitted application.
•Click the “Review and Submit Application Now” button.
Step 4 (Review, Finalize and Submit Application)
•Review summary of application and attach any required documents.
•Click the “Submit Application” button. You and your supervisor will receive an email confirming your application was successfully submitted. You and your supervisor will receive auto-generated emails with application status updates throughout the remainder of the application process.
•Your application will be processed by the respective State Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.
•If this is your first time attending CDP training, log in to CDP’s Training Administration System (CTAS) using your FEMA SID account login credentials and fill in all required fields to create your CTAS account.
Who to Contact
•For training application and related questions or issues contact CDP Student Services at or 866-213-9553.
•For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at or 866-213-9699. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central.
•If you are unable to apply for CDP training via TRS and need an alternative to apply, contact your respective CDP Regional Coordinator.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 32.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Fire Service
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Service

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