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Course Description

PER-202 - Field Force Extrication Tactics (FFE) (Program L)

NOTE: This course was formerly known as Managing Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI): Protest Devices (PD)

Public safety agencies that handle weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents are required to address any civil disturbances that arise as a result of these incidents. They need to be trained to understand the principles involved in MCATI. Poor crowd management within general proximity of a WMD event can easily exacerbate the continued spread of chemical or biological contamination unless non-public-safety individuals are prevented from entering and exiting the threat zone.

Civil actions in threat incidents are known by a variety of names: riots, civil disturbances, or protests. From a small peaceful assembly to a large, out-of-control, violent confrontation, public safety officials must be prepared to handle the incident. This course provides State and local public safety agencies with the skills and tactics necessary to prepare for and successfully contend with protesters and their devices. The course combines classroom instruction detailing the history of devices, types of devices, tools to be considered for extrication, and safety considerations. It includes hands-on techniques using tools for defeating improvised protester devices. The course will teach methods of recognizing, responding to, and counteracting protester tactics, such as human chains, barriers, and improvised devices. Additional course topics will include, but not be limited to, extracting protesters, disabling devices, diverting attempts to create blockages, lock picking, teamwork, and power tools/machines.

Course Objectives:
  • To identify how and when certain devices and tools can be applied to restore order
  • To demonstrate the ability to safely use specialized tools and devices to extricate protesters and restore order
  • To identify and protect protester rights as guaranteed by the First Amendment while still conducting extrication procedures
  • To identify the legal aspects and actions allowed by law when dealing with passive resistance
  • To identify the roles and responsibilities of individual members of an extrication team

How this course is offered:

This course is offered as both a resident course or a locally delivered course with a max enrollment of 24. Responders wanting to take the class on an individual basis should select an instance below and submit the application.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
The prerequisite for this course is IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction.

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 (Create CTAS Account)

Step 3 (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 4 (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. If a different program/course is desired, click the link to return to the training calendar.
  • 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 5 (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/Territory/Tribal Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.

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: 24.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Hazmat
Health Care
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Emergency Medical Service
Government Administration
Public Works
Fire Service
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement

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