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Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction

Hours: 8
Tuition: $99.00

Program Information:

This course provides a basic level of awareness for weapons of mass destruction for emergency responders of all type. Course explains how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chemical, biological, nuclear warfare, as well as explosive devices. This course will focus on keeping you safe in your work environment. Critical thinking as well as “outside-the-box” solutions to potentially critical incidents are explored through classroom lectures as well as simulated WMD incidents within the “street scene” in the Homeland Security Education Center at the College of
DuPage. Successful completion of this basic course will result in a certification of completion from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. Learn how to identify and deal with a potential WMD while at the same time protecting yourself and those around you.

• Learn techniques of Prevention and Deterrence using the RAIN concept for response.

• Gain an understanding of chemical agents and Toxic Industrial Chemicals used as Weapons of Mass Destruction.

• Learn about different types of biological agents, and the general signs and symptoms to recognize exposure, along with the physical characteristics of biological agents.

• Course addresses and defines radiological materials and nuclear weapons including, defining ionizing radiation, shielding materials for each type of radiation, effects of radiation on people, and the types of terrorist radiological/nuclear weapons.

• Gain the knowledge needed to recognize potential hazards and explosive devices, to include basic device type and design, device construction methods, and the components of improvised explosive devices.

• WMD Scenario in “street scene” at the Homeland Security Education Center will provide a hands-on training practical response.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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