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Two Half Day Trainings: "Responder Safety in Civil Unrest" & "A Disaster Be...

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Gloucester County Library - Mullica Hill

389 Wolfert Station Rd

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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A total of 6 recertiffication credits is possible.

Responder Safety in Times of Civil Unrest - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This training provides 3 DRCC Recertification Credits.

Emergency management leaders and front line respondersinvolved in community crisis response must ask themselves, “Can it happen here?” Anger directed at banks, energy companies, government agencies and other public and private entities, such as that seen in the Occupy Movement, Ferguson and Baltimore Riots can trigger potentially violent collective behavior resulting in injury, death and destruction of property.

Leaders and decision-makers aware and concerned about current world events and the possibility of adverse collective behaviors benefit from a knowledge and understanding of the causes, warning signs and behavioral dynamics of groups, crowds and mobs. Such an understanding better prepares security, emergency management and responders​ for the new challenges associated with the use of social media (Twitter, Face Book, etc.) and globalization as they relate to the development of crisis situations and the potential of dangerous and violent collective behaviors.

​Program Highlights:

  • Types, scope and prevalence of collective violence
  • Defining and distinguishing between groups, crowds and mobs
  • The psychology of crowds
  • The physics of crowds
  • Identifying “flashpoints”
  • A​narchist philosophies and tactics
  • Effective countermeasures and crowd management strategies
  • Employee/student safety in crowds and mobs
  • Last-chance survival tactics in violent mob situations


Disaster Behavioral Health Responder's Guide to Intelligence - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This training provides 3 DRCC Recertification Credits.

In the immediate wake of 9/11, executive orders by the President and many Governors mandated that all potential responders to disasters, emergencies and acts of terrorism be trained in and work within the structure of the Incident Command System. Anticipating that Disaster Behavioral Health Responders may be activated and deployed to Homeland Security Sensitive assignments, it is equally important that all responders incorporate protecting the Homeland against terrorism into their daily mission.

All types of emergency response personnel play a vital role in detecting and preventing attacks because of the nature of their work, their frequent interaction with members of the public, and the level of access their work provide. People who serve in these roles often can identify behaviors or activities that could signal a pending terrorist attack; therefore, emergency responders must continue to report, according to the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, observations that raise reasonable suspicion.

The Intelligence Community routinely produces information for emergency response personnel that may help responders identify terrorist-related activities and prevent, deter, or respond to terrorist attacks. It is critical that emergency responders, who are entrusted with safety, security and wellbeing of our citizens, be able to access, understand, and use this Homeland Security-related information in the proper manner. This half-day DRCC recertification training program is based upon the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) guidelines for first responders, and will introduce general intelligence concepts, such as:

  • What Is Intelligence?
  • What Intelligence Can and Cannot Do
  • The Intelligence Community
  • The Intelligence Cycle
  • Basic Intelligence Terminology
  • Categories of Finished Intelligence
  • Intelligence Products Typically Available to First Responders
  • Joint Partnerships

As well as:

  • Handling Sensitive But Unclassified Information
  • Gaining Access to Intelligence Community Information
  • Understanding Estimative Language
  • Reporting Suspicious Activity with a Nexus to Terrorism

Participants will also be introduced to the Eight Warning Signs of Terrorism and the National Suspicious Activity Reporting system.


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