NCBRT Training in Radford
Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or LSU-NCBRT/ACE, is currently conducting an “Active Threat Integrated Response Course,” or ATIRC, at Radford University. Radford City and Radford University are cosponsoring the course, which begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and runs through Thursday, August 9, 2018.
LSU-NCBRT/ACE develops and provides federally funded training to responders across the U.S. and its territories. Since its inception in 1998, LSU-NCBRT/ACE has trained 360,677 participants.
Agencies participating in the training include: Radford City Police Department, Radford City Fire and EMS, Radford University Police Department, and Radford University EMS.
LSU-NCBRT/ACE, along with the top subject matter experts in the country, is able to develop courses that address the most current preparedness needs. ATIRC, is designed to increase the survivability of injured victims during an active threat situation.
This course addresses the need for quick and decisive communication between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services in an active threat event. This training also provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills to be used at the point of injury.
The hands-on exercises in the course help to improve communication between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services during active shooter events, emphasizing the end goal of increasing the survivability of victims. These exercises also give participants experience working under duress during an active threat event in order to develop and solidify critical decision-making skills.
In addition, ATIRC covers staging procedures, resource management, direct and indirect threat care, rescue task force integration, and EMS advanced skills for pre-hospital treatment.
LSU-NCBRT/ACE serves as a leader in law enforcement, biological incident and food and agriculture security training. It’s important to cover a wide range of vulnerabilities and prepare the nation’s first responders. Courses target 18 professional disciplines whose members are considered to be first responders — those individuals who, in the early stages of an incident, are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment.
Funding comes from grants under the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security National Training Program, which enable LSU-NCBRT/ACE to develop and deliver DHS-certified training. Additionally, this training is mobile – meaning equipment and instructors are brought to the training agency at no cost to the agency or participant. Without this resource, many state and local agencies across the country would not have the opportunity to receive preparedness training.
LSU-NCBRT/ACE has consistently provided the quality training necessary for all types of first responders to be prepared for all types of threats to the security of our communities.