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RICHMOND —The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce two upcoming classes that support Complex Coordinated Attack (CCA) training: “Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Planning,” MGT418, and “Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks,” PER335. Instructors from the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University, a partner of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) will be teaching each class.

In MGT418, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional or agency profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps, identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, develop improvement plans and implement a course of action.

The target audience for MGT418 includes first responders and personnel from emergency management agencies, hazardous materials, public works, government administration, public safety communications, healthcare, public health, and those whose responsibilities may include:

  • Plan development;
  • Training needs determination and management;
  • Resource allocation and management (personnel, equipment and systems);
  • Purchasing and logistics management;
  • Exercise coordination, development and evaluation;
  • Capabilities evaluation; and
  • Organizational design and management.

PER335 provides first responders from multiple disciplines with skills to manage the initial response in a chaotic environment during a Complex Coordinated Attack. Participants will learn to gather and disseminate critical information in order to facilitate rapid analysis. Skills learned in the PER335 course will be applied through interactive activities, facilitated discussion and practical application in a training environment.

The target audience for PER335 includes law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services personnel, including those who are likely to assumed command at some point during the response.

Each class is two days long and is held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

  • April 30 – May 1: MGT418
    Rockingham County Fire and Rescue, 20 East Gay St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • June 13-14: PER335
    Rockingham County Fire and Rescue, 20 East Gay St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • July 8-9: MGT418
    Virginia Emergency Operations Center, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235
  • July 10-11: PER335
    Virginia Emergency Operations Center, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235
  • July 30-31: MGT418
    The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • August 1-2: PER335
    The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • August 5-6: MGT418
    APEX Center, 290 Ready Mix Rd., Wytheville, VA 24382
  • August 7-8: PER335
    APEX Center, 290 Ready Mix Rd., Wytheville, VA 24382
  • September 30-October 1: MGT418
    Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters, 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • October 2-3: PER335
    Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters, 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Those individuals interested in attending must register through VDEM’s Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC) website at https://covlc.virginia.gov and search for “CCTA” in the search bar. First time users should contact VDEM’s Help Desk at lmshelp@vdem.virginia.gov or 804-897-9995 to create an account. An email with location specific information will be sent to registrants prior to the start of training.

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