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Complex, Coordinated Attack Community Readiness

First responders and emergency management agencies collaborate in this inter-disciplinary training to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a complex coordinated terrorist attack (CCTA). This training course is designed to increase situational awareness of recent and thwarted attacks, identify regional interdependencies needed to respond to an attack, and strengthen relationships with community response and recovery partners.  This training will include four parts: I) a high-level overview of recent events, best practices, lessons learned, and thwarted attacks; II) a facilitated tabletop exercise to view community strengths, test capabilities, and allow for collaboration, III) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) review; and IV) full-scale exercise.


In Part I, the presenter will review complex coordinated terrorists attack throughout the world in the last 30 years. Next, the presenter will identify best practice response and lessons learned from the events. Last, the presenter will review thwarted attacks, and discuss suspicious person’s indicators. Part I consists of a 8-40 hours of lecture, depending on the client's need. Click here for a copy of all of the lectures that we can provide in this block of training.


Part II is a multi-disciplinary, tabletop exercise scenario with breakout groups. In this phase, responders will identify both tactics and strategies necessary to mitigate a simulated terrorist attack. This four-hour exercise will test all components of the emergency response system, including 9-1-1, law enforcement, fire, EMS, and hospitals. Part II is an eight-hour course.


In Part III, the presenter will facilitate an Emergency Operations Plan review and update. The presenter has helped to create more than 150 Emergency Operations Plans for small and large cities. Part III depends on the amount of time needed to review and update the EOPs.


In Part IV, responders will participate in full-scale exercise. This full scale exercise will test all components of the emergency response system. Responders will encounter numerous simulated events, including an active shooter, a hostage with barricade, fire-as-a-weapon, and an explosive event. Responders will have to employ the tactics and strategies they learned throughout the course to successfully mitigate the exercise. Part IV is an eight-hour exercise (exercise can be tailored to 24 hours or greater).

This training is a multi-faceted approach to preparing communities for complex, coordinated terrorism. This training package typically takes six months to deliver in a community. This class is for active law enforcement, emergency management, and military law enforcement only. This class is not available to the general public.


To download a PDF copy of this training description, please click here. If you would like more information on booking this course, please email, or call 1-800-231-9106.


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