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Training Courses

  • Advanced Active Shooter Scenario: Tactics & Operations Course (A2S2: T&O)
  • The A2S2 T&O course is a rigorous 2.5 day course combining skill and knowledge development with functionally integrated, scenario-based training for federal, state, and local emergency responders. Through scenario-based training, responders will combat potential synchronic and symphonic terrorist attacks against a jurisdiction at multiple locations which include small-arms fire, automatic weapons, and explosives (both IEDs and VBIEDS). The course utilizes role-players, Simunition® weapon systems, and the state-of-the-art training venues at the New York State Preparedness Training Center.
  • Critical Decision Making During Crisis
  • In this course, students explore the decision-making process during daily activities as well as in crisis situations. It will provide discussion around overcoming hindrances and obstacles to effective decision making. This 2 day course also uses problem-solution situations and scenario-based activities to address critical decision making under stress. Critical Decision Making During Crisis is a planning/management level course.
  • EMS Special Situations
  • EMS Special Situations provides training for EMS providers to respond to requests for service not often encountered during response. These incidents include multiple patients, physical hazards, and difficult operating environments, among others. This 2 day course is designed to reinforce correct application of basic emergency medical skills while developing advanced techniques through discussion, skill lanes, and scenario-based learning.
  • EVDD
  • The Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving Course is a unique drivers' training program designed to meet the needs of vehicle operators in New York State's diverse emergency response community. The 3 day course presents safe emergency driving techniques that are applicable to all responders, regardless of their mission or the type of vehicle they operate. Classroom discussion is followed by two days of hands-on learning on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), where instructors will critique students on basic driving skills, turns, and other maneuvers.
  • Fraudulent Documents
  • Improved technology and increased global interconnectedness have made it easier than ever to create and obtain fraudulent documents. The 1 day Fraudulent Documents course teaches individuals who are routinely tasked with either reviewing or issuing identity documents the appropriate detection methods and tools that can be used to ensure that the relevant documents were procured legally and are authentic.
  • Homeland Security: Academia Meets Practice
  • Homeland Security: Academia Meets Practice is a one day workshop for faculty and students in higher education to learn a practical approach to Homeland Security, Counterterrorism, Terrorism Interdiction, CBRNE Terrorism, and Emergency Preparedness. The topics covered in the workshop augment the theories students have encountered in the classroom, focusing on current threats and strategies to mitigate them, as well as New York State's evolving approach to Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The workshop supplements discussion with skill-based instruction and scenario-based activities to provide students with a hands-on learning experience.
  • IED Dynamics for Analysts
  • IED Dynamics for Intelligence Analysts is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for Intelligence Analysts and Investigators to assist in the execution of their duties. This 1 day course will cover a brief history of the use of IEDs and their evolution as a terrorist attack weapon. This course will also familiarize analysts and investigators with the various IED types, components, and attack methods using IEDs.
  • Indicators of the Terrorist Attack Cycle: Basic (ITAC-B)
  • The Indicators of the Terrorist Attack Cycle: Basic course is intended to provide the emergency response community with an opportunity to develop basic observational skills that, when coupled with appropriate and timely information sharing, could prevent a terrorist attack on a domestic target. The 2 day, instructor-led course, which is designed at the awareness level and is scenario-based, actively engages students in interactive discussions and activities. Students will explore the various phases of a terrorist attack using realistic scenario-based discussions and activities.
  • Initial Response to Active Shooters (IRAS)
  • The Initial Response to Active Shooters course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident. As such, this 2 day course detailed information through classroom presentations, hands-on, performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.
  • Land Navigation Skills for Responders
  • Land Navigation Skills for Responders course is designed to teach basic land navigation skills to first responders and apply those skills on a five mile navigation course. Topic areas include: Compass Skills, Route Planning, Survival Concepts.
  • Open Source Information
  • The Open Source Information course familiarizes Homeland Security community members with open source methods, tools, and resources to aid in analysis and disaster response. In this 2 day course, topics include: Social Media, GIS, Search Optimization, Practical Exercises.
  • TECC for LE
  • TECC for Law Enforcement is meant to equip law enforcement officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer basic life-saving interventions to themselves and others during critical situations. In this 2 hour course, students are taught the principles and skills of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, which focuses on simple acts that law enforcement officers can take to mitigate potentially preventable causes of death. Students are taught how to use the components of the Law Enforcement Survival Kit, issued to eligible sworn officers of NYS at the conclusion of the course.
  • TECC for LE Train the Trainer
  • TECC for Law Enforcement: Train the Trainer is designed to give law enforcement trainers the background knowledge and skills to provide TECC for Law Enforcement training to their respective agencies across New York State and make their students eligible to receive the Law Enforcement Survival Kit (LESK). In this 3 hour course, students are taught the principles and skills of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, which focuses on simple acts that law enforcement officers can take to mitigate potentially preventable causes of death. Students should be given the opportunity to demonstrate the principles and skills they learned through discussion and teach-backs.
  • School Violence
  • This half day workshop provides educators, school staff, and school administrators with essential knowledge and awareness on how to appropriately react and respond to an active shooter in school facilities. This training will present best practices for immediate response, with a primary focus on providing for the safety of students and themselves.
  • Woodland Tactics
  • The Woodland Tactics and Operations course provides law enforcement officers with skill-sets that will allow them to operate successfully and safely in hostile, non-permissive, rural and wilderness terrain. Topics of instruction in this 2 day course include: rural operations and route planning; land navigation with map, compass, and GPS receivers; tactical movement techniques in wooded terrain, counter-ambush and immediate action techniques; establishment of helicopter landing zones to evacuate wounded personnel, survival techniques, and woodland operations equipment considerations.
  • Workplace Violence
  • In this half day course, managers and associates will discuss the types of workplace violence and the indicators that, when identified and acted upon, could potentially prevent a conflict from escalating into violence. After establishing a shared understanding of basic principles of workplace violence, managers and associates will be separated to discuss their respective responsibilities for ensuring workplace safety. Workplace Violence includes an active shooter response section that highlights best practices to follow in the case of an active shooter situation. This course utilizes student input and discussion, providing students with an active learning experience conveying critical knowledge and skills in prevention of and response to workplace violence.