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AWR-151 - Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism

Verified/Updated 10/1/13

Course Description


Designed to increase awareness among local and regional emergency response teams and industry stakeholders about the potential targets and impacts of agroterrorism. Raises awareness on the need to identify and defend against pathogens, chemical and biological contaminants, and other hazards. Through this curriculum local and regional emergency response teams are provided with an awareness of the potential targets and impacts of agroterrorism and how effective pre-planning within a community can mitigate acts of agroterrorism. This is the first of six courses in the WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders series.

AWR 151 is designed to educate and enable the diverse elements that must be called upon to participate in creating an effective response plan. The course will educate by using specific examples to demonstrate the potential effects of possible types of agroterrorism. It will demonstrate how preplanning can create an effective community response that will reduce or mitigate individual acts of terror. Individuals who have completed this course will be enabled to invest their agency or individual resources to develop or strengthen a community plan.

The overall WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders, consisting of six courses, provides a flexible approach to enhance the agroterrorism response capabilities of all constituents in the agricultural sector. The training curriculum focuses on existing local emergency response teams and others who must respond to an agroterrorism incident in an effective and coordinated manner with state and federal antiterrorism teams. Training includes the food and agriculture industries, so they are fully informed and ready to assume their roles on local frontline emergency response teams. The training takes place in the local environment, but will emphasize integration with state and federal emergency response systems.

The WIFSS agroterrorism curriculum addresses the needs of agricultural frontline emergency responders including (but not limited to) individuals from different elements in communities such as public health, environmental health, law enforcement, fire services, food and agriculture industries, agricultural representatives, public officials, emergency services representatives, veterinarians, and emergency responders. The curriculum includes built-in flexibility to tailor individual courses to the needs of specific sector interests, while preserving the delivery of a core set of key information to all training participants. This built-in flexibility increases its utility and applicability to a wide variety of training circumstances.

How this Course is offered:
Delivered onsite at the location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. For more information or to schedule a delivery, contact David Goldenberg, 530-757-5700,

Prerequisites & Other Information:

AWR-160 Standardized Awareness Training

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 3.50
Provider: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
Disciplines: Public Health
Government Administration
Public Works
Health Care
Fire Service
Public Safety Communications
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Law Enforcement

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