Monday, March 14, 2016

Agro Terrorism training offered.

The SW Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness center is requesting your presence! The Agroterrorism trainings are some we have never had offered here in New Mexico and due to the recent incidents affecting Agriculture, you as Extension may find these useful in your future. The course descriptions are below and we encourage your participation, as travel reimbursements will be offered to those registering. To register you will need to go to www.preparingnewmexico.org, most of you should already have accounts, if not, register for an account and then go back in to register for the specific trainings. The Agroterrorism and the ICS course require a FEMA Student Identification Number or SID number as well which most of you who have taken ICS course recently have as well. Direction on how to obtain one are on the Preparing NM website. If you have questions or problems don’t hesitate to contact us for help! April 27, 2016 - 8:00 to 6:00 pm – Agroterrorism Trainings – can attend one or both Albuquerque, NM @ the Sheraton Airport Hotel 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. 3.5 Hours 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. 6.5 Hours

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