Snead State Community College nursing instructors and students in the Nursing 211 class recently completed emergency responder training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston.
Instructors Lisa Brock, Millie Carroll and Missy Freshwater along with the students received two full days of the HERO (Healthcare Emergency Response Operations) training that included preparation training on campus followed by participation training at Fort McClellan in Anniston.
The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officials from state, local, and tribal governments. The CDP offers more than 40 training courses focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic
natural disaster or terrorist act. Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency.
Resident training at the CDP includes healthcare and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response. Responders participating in CDP training gain critical skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential WMD events.
The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training facility in the nation.