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AWR-140-1 - Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations Train-the-Trainer Course

Course Description - Last updated 9/12/13

This course is designed to prepare trainers to deliver the six-hour AWR-140 Radiation Awareness Course, using a prepared lesson plan. Each participant will have an opportunity to learn the basics of platform presentation and classroom discussion and will present a portion of the Radiation Awareness Course as part of their training. The course consists of classroom instruction. Upon completion of the Train-the-Trainer course, participants are then eligible to conduct (indirect) courses for their agency and surrounding jurisdictions.

The first 6 hours is the AWR-140 course.  The remaining time is the Train-the-Trainer portion.  People can attend the AWR-140-1 just for the AWR-140 portion if they so desired.

Course Objectives:

•   EXPLAIN how to prepare for the presentation of AWR-140, given a classroom, AWR-140 Instructor Guide, and course materials in accordance with Module 1.0: Preparation for Instruction.

•   EXPLAIN how to conduct AWR-140, given a classroom and AWR-140 course materials, in accordance with AWR-140 Instructor Guide and Module 2.0: Conduct Class.

•   EXPLAIN how to group course content, incorporate key points, and intent of each module of AWR-140, in accordance with the AWR-140 Instructor Guide and Key Points of Instruction sections at the beginning of each module.

•    EXPLAIN how to utilize the contents of the AWR-140 remote trainer CD to conduct
an AWR-140 class, in accordance with the AWR-140-1 lesson plan Module 4.0:
Remote Trainer CD Contents.

Target Audience/Discipline

Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials
(HazMat), Health Care, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications,  Public Works


It is the responsibility of the jurisidiction to select course participants.


A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course, granting 0.3 continuing
education units (CEUs) through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A letter verifying CEUs can be provided upon request by contacting CTOS at


This course enhances the competencies defined in National Fire Prevention Association NFPA 472,
“Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents,”for responding to specific radiological/nuclear WMD incidents, and augments the responder’s knowledge and skills to perform those duties and functions.

Enrollment  Information

In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request
must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact.
For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at the location designated by the requesting jurisdiction.  This course is also offered in residence at the Nevada Test Site in conjunction with PER-241 (WMD Radiological/Nuclear Course for HazMat Technicians). 

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Attendees must be instructor-qualified (National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] or equivalent).

No tuition is charged.
All training and course materials are provided at
no cost to eligible participants. Funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Preparedness Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Course Specifics

Hours: 9.00
Provider: Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)
Disciplines: Hazmat
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Volunteer Organization
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration

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