AWR151 | Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism
The course goal is to increase awareness among local and regional emergency response teams about the potential targets and impacts of agroterrorism. By creating a new alliance among traditional first responders and the agricultural industry, communities can begin to develop plans to mitigate acts of agroterrorism. The course raises awareness about the need to identify and defend against pathogens, chemical and biological contaminants, and other hazards that affect the safety of the foods we eat. The course stresses the importance of responding to incidents of intentional contamination as well as natural disasters using the “all hazards” approach.
AWR152 | Principles of Preparedness for Agroterrorism and Food Systems’ Disasters
The course goal is to prepare participants with the skills and knowledge to recognize agroterrorism vulnerabilities. Topics include identifying targets, developing prevention, protection and mitigation strategies, employing the principles of building multi-disciplinary response teams, and identifying the roles of the local, state and federal agencies prior to and during an agricultural or food system disaster.
There is no charge for either course and both will be held at the Airport Sheraton in Albuquerque.
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