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First Responder Training

The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Test Site is designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the National Center for Combating Terrorism for responder preparation.

The Nevada Test Site’s technical strengths and scientific infrastructure make it an important part of a global network of multi-user training, test, evaluation, and demonstration locations used in the war against terrorism. Training our nation's weapons of mass destruction responders in a realistic weapons of mass destruction operational environment is critical to prepare responders both physically and psychologically for such an incident.

The Combating Terrorism program offers the following courses to emergency responders at the federal, state and local levels:

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Course
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Train the Trainer Course
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological/Nuclear Course for Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Technicians
  • Detection Equipment for Law Enforcement Course
  • Personal Radiation Detector Course

Refer to the following Fact Sheet for more information:

PDF icon  Special Activities Support: An Overview [PDF, 1.3 MB]
PDF icon  Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Overview [PDF, 672 KB]
PDF icon  WMD Awareness-Level [PDF, 745 KB]
PDF icon  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness [PDF, 1.1 MB]
PDF icon  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Train-The-Trainer (TTT) [PDF, 590 KB]
PDF icon  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations [PDF, 380 KB]
PDF icon  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Course for HazMat Technicians [PDF, 536 KB]
PDF icon  Detection Equipment for Law Enforcement (DELE) [PDF, 742 KB]
PDF icon  Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) [PDF, 1.3 MB]
PDF icon  Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Train-The-Trainer (TTT) [PDF, 1.4 MB]
PDF icon  Advanced Radiation Detection [PDF, 386 KB]
PDF icon  Weapons of Mass Destruction First Responder Training at the Nevada Test Site
 
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Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)

In June 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nevada Test Site became a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and an integral part of the U.S. Department of Justice Programs/Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) to provide expertise and training to state and the local emergency response community. Upon passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Office for Domestic Preparedness was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security from the U.S. Department of Justice Programs. In 2003, a number of grant programs and functions from other DHS components were consolidated with ODP under a new DHS agency, the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP). In 2005, SLGCP was incorporated under the Preparedness Directorate as the Office of Grants and Training (G&T). The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium is a partnership of several nationally recognized public universities, G&T, and DOE that brings together a singular, coordinated and integrated training program.

NSTec’s Counter Terrorism Operations Support division oversees the training and prepares emergency first response agencies to respond to possible terrorist use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Training courses and exercises enable first responders, law enforcement, and military personnel to work side by side with science and intelligence professionals.

The G&T is the principal component of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for preparing the United States for acts of terrorism. In carrying out its mission, G&T is the primary office responsible for providing training, funding the purchase of equipment, supporting the planning and execution of exercises, and providing technical assistance and other support to assist states and local jurisdictions to prevent, plan for, and respond to acts of terrorism.

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Date Last Modified: April 01, 2008