School-crisis training class at Police Academy

— The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium or RDPC will be delivering a free Department of Homeland Security-certified course,“AWR Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems,” Aug. 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford.

The course will give participants a foundation of knowledge and skills to progressively establish a school-based emergency response plan and crisis management team through information sharing and training.

The RDPC is providing these and others responsible for school security in Pittsford, Vermont with crisis management training on how to effectively respond to an emergency involving a school building or an entire school system.

The eight-hour, instructor-led course was developed by the Ohio-based University of Findlay, an academic partner for RDPC, specifically for school administrators and emergency responders. This awareness level course provides an opportunity for rural law enforcement and school personnel to develop a partnership with regard to school safety through effective collaborative planning, preparedness, communication, and coordination of resources.

Other targeted audience members include emergency management, emergency medical services, fire services, governmental administrative, law enforcement, public safety communications, and public works.

All training delivered by RDPC is certified by DHS and is offered tuition-free for a broad scope of stakeholders in qualifying jurisdictions, including the traditional emergency response disciplines, and other emergency response functions as defined by the National Response Framework, as well as critical infrastructure owners and operators.

For further information, contact Jarrod Withers at 606-677-6092, or email the Consortium at info@ruraltraining.org. To schedule this or any other RDPC training, please contact the RDPC at 877-855-7372.

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