UT Health Northeast Police Department will be hosting the 16-hour course Medical Preparedness & Response to Bombing Incidents MGT-348 — PER-233on January 10-11, 2017 in the Academic Center Amphitheater on the UT Health Northeast Campus. This course is funded by Department of Homeland Security and taught through a partnership with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and New Mexico Tech.

This course is intended for members of emergency response as well as other city and county services that become a part of a community response to a bombing incident. This interactive, Instructor facilitated program employs case studies, lessons learned, validated medical data, and potential threats to the communities we serve. Sessions will address planning considerations and concerns unique to medical responders, law enforcement, and emergency planners, with an intended outcome of integrating incidents of an explosive nature to existing plans. This will enhance community preparedness by identifying areas to address when attendees return to their jurisdiction.

The course is open to Hospital Personnel, Medical Professionals, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Communications (Dispatchers), Specialty Teams Members (SWAT, Tactical Medics, Bomb Team, Haz Mat), City, County, State, Federal Stakeholders, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Private Industry.

The 16-hour course is also approved and accredited for continuing education hours from ENA- Emergency Nurses Association, AAFP - America Academy of Family Physicians, and Texas Department of Health – EMS. (See Attached Flyers)

To register for the course, if you do not already have one, you will need to obtain a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ID number which can be obtained at the following link: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

Once you have received your FEMA ID number, you will need to create an account on preparingtexas.org at the following link: https://www.preparingtexas.org/

The particular link for the course on preparingtexas.org, once you have created an account and to register for the course, is the following link:
https://www.preparingtexas.org/ViewCourse.aspx?courseid=67ea9782-08f0-4ddb-857d- dc9d254cd086

Officer Stuart Alexander Training Officer [email protected]

UT Health Northeast 11937 US HWY 271 Tyler, TX 75708 903-877-5297