Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Response on Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
The Joint Interagency Training Center (JITEC) and Homeland Security Programs at West Virginia University have a unique opportunity for first responders and mass transit police to take part in a brand new FEMA approved onsite training course. Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Response on Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Systems (DOD-007-RESP) is a 3 day course that includes classroom, tabletop, and full exercise training that introduces and enhances your current skills in IED response. The jewel of this training is the 2800 foot Center of National Response Memorial Tunnel in West Virginia.
Often called the Disneyland for first responders, the Tunnel is a training venue that offers a realistic disaster setting equipped with subway cars and station and a myriad of conditions including daylight, darkness, wind, flames, smoke and other emergency challenges.