It will be used for a course to benefit first responders.
Frederick Community College recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive course for jurisdictions and first responders nationwide to help them prepare and plan for a variety of potential natural and man-made threats. "This goes way beyond your typical fires and chemical leaks," said Kathy Forrest, Emergency Management academic program manager, FCC.
The funding will be used over three years to create the Complex Attacks Situational Awareness Response course. It will be offered online and through virtual classes that will help 1,000 emergency management professionals at local, state and national levels.
The course is designed to help jurisdictions and agencies better work together as they prepare for and respond to any number of potential threats, from physical to cyber-attacks to environmental or utility threats.
"Graduates from FCC's emergency management program are significant contributors toward the protection and emergency preparedness of our nation's communities," said Forrest. "FCC embraces the opportunity to work closely with DHS to further the National Preparedness Goal by developing and delivering course content to increase capabilities that will prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from a variety of threats to our nation," continued Forrest.
Professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Center will work with FCC's Center for Teaching and Learning to develop and present the course content.
For more information call 240.629.7804.