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 MGT-348/OGT-201: Medical Preparedness and Response to a Bombing 12/3/2012 8:30 AM

Date:              December 3-4, 2012

Time:             8:30am – 5:00pm

Location:      Broward County EOC

                        201 NW 84th Avenue, Room 332B

                        Plantation, FL 33324


Course Description:

Participants representing jurisdictional and health care facility positions such as:

supervisory, command, and emergency planning staff who participate in traditional didactic and facilitated instructional techniques designed to study the London Subway bombing. 

Related support modules will review salient pre- and post-event strategic planning roles, lessons learned, best practices, and local policies related to identification of targets, explosive characteristics, and general pre- and post-detonation aspects of a bombing event.

This course is delivered concurrently with PER-233 and is facilitated by instructors possessing expertise in both medical operations and explosives.

Participants of the combined PER-233/MGT-348 will be assigned to the appropriate course based on their current duty responsibilities or emergency management/response roles within their respective organization.

This course represents a cooperative effort between the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) and the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), which is operated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, a member of The Texas A&M University System.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Explain how to apply the lessons learned from actual bomb incidents to help prevent and/or respond to a possible local bombing incident.

·         Identify and explain the threats posed by terrorists’ use of explosives against U.S. domestic targets.

·         Identify commonly used explosives.

·         Recognize and identify indicators of an imminent or future attack.

·         Recognize bombing injuries and identify appropriate treatment.

·         Perform patient triage throughout bombing incident response, and engage in bomb-related exercises involving triage.

·         Safely conduct appropriate preventive, preparatory, and response actions during both the pre- and post-detonation periods of a bombing incident.

·         Take appropriate tactical and operational issues into consideration when planning for response to both pre- and post-detonation bombing incidents.

·         Demonstrate their understanding of key response issues to a major bombing incident.



None, although familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of FEMA independent study courses IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 (or their equivalents) is recommended.


Target Audience:

EMS/Fire, Emergency Management, ER/Trauma MD, Law Enforcement, ER/Trauma Nurse, Public Health


Registration:  Everyone will need to register by going onto FDEM’s SERT TRAC Training Calendar at: .


Point of Contact:

Course Registration:

Calvin Williams,

Education and Training Specialist

State training Coordinator

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)



Course Information:

Sharon Denton-Gow, MPH

Region 7 Training Coordinator

Florida Department of Health



Facility Contact:

Richard Allen,

Emergency Management Specialist II/Training Coordinator

Broward County Emergency Management Division (EMD)


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