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Free Online Forum: Mass Shootings & Planning and Response

EMForum.org is pleased to host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Thursday, January 27, 2011, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time. In light of the recent tragic event in Arizona, an introduction to the course, "Mass Shootings Planning and Response for Public Safety Awareness" will be an opportunity to learn about related topics including: Threat Assessments/Threat Groups Overview, Pre-Incident Planning, Multi-Agency Response, Command Considerations, Scene Safety, "Lessons Learned" and Resources for Planning and Training.

Our guest willl be course author and instructor, August Vernon. Mr. Vernon teaches courses in Incident Management, Emergency Management, Mass Violence and Terrorism/WMD Planning-Response, and provides specialized emergency services planning and training on critical incidents at the local, regional, state and federal level. Mr. Vernon also serves as Operations Officer with the Forsyth County (NC) Office of Emergency Management.

Please make plans to join us, and see the Background Page for related materials and Instructions. If this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection at least a day in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Login link. The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio. As always, please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues.

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The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely.  We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

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