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1 Homeland Security Illinois Homeland Security Conference April 2, 2008 A National Awareness A National Team A National Project

2 A National Awareness Promote the concept that the Nations Community Colleges offer DHS a national infrastructure with subject matter expertise and capabilities to assist them with their primary education, training, testing and communication missions. Promote this concept to assist DHS with the training of First responders, and Community Preparedness efforts. The objectives are: (1) to get the community colleges at the decision making table at the federal, state and local level, (2) to identify available funding and (3) to identify the funding process to make it more accessible for the community college proposals.

3 A National Team The Homeland Security ACTION Team Mission Statement - a national resource for homeland security training and education through strategically located community college hubs. The members are committed to collaborating and promoting premier programs for awareness, preparedness, prevention, response and recovery from accidental, intentional and natural events. The team is committed to sharing their best practices with the nation s sister colleges

4 The National Team Members Middlesex CCC Borough of Manhattan CC Queensborough CC Westmoreland CC Essex CCC Baltimore County CC Northern VA CC St Petersburg College Miami Dade Monroe CC Columbus State CC Oakland CCC Owens CC KCTCS Kirkwood CC Tarrant CC Aurora CC Pierce CC LAHC Riverside CC

5 The National Team Membership Characteristics The colleges that have agreed to be part of the action team have one of the following characteristics: A unique public safety/disaster village facility A selection of Homeland Security offerings A successful track record in receiving grants A desire to aggressively grow their Homeland Security capabilities and programs A Director of their Homeland Security effort that is or was a First Responder, Military Officer or related government employee A willingness to share best practices and appropriate products with sister colleges

6 The National Team Desire to add colleges in: Atlanta Charlotte Chicago Houston Phoenix San Francisco

7 A National Awareness AACC is presently the Program Manager for the TSA Crew Member Self Defense Program for the nations carriers Pilots and Crew Members. AACC is presently in discussions with FEMA Citizens Corps to sign a Statement of Alliance which would have the two organizations defining national projects and working to get grant money to implement the projects. AACC is presently in discussions with two other departments of DHS responsible for implementing and certifying medium and small business in their business continuity and cyber security practices. AACC is working on a federally funded project with multiple colleges and UPMC

8 A National Project TSA/FAM The Vision 100 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act requires air carriers providing scheduled passenger air transportation to conduct basic security training for their flight and cabin crewmembers in order to prepare them for potential threat conditions that may occur onboard an aircraft. The Act further requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop and make available to flight and cabin crewmembers an advanced self defense training program that includes appropriate and effective responses for defending against an attacker. Administered by the TSA Office of Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service and implemented by AACC through community colleges, the Crew Member Self Defense Training (CMSDT) program is available to any actively employed flight or cabin crew member. The program is delivered in two parts. First, the crew member receives and reviews a self-paced, interactive DVD and student manual designed to familiarize them with basic self defense concepts and techniques. After completing the review and a short written assessment, the crew member attends one day of hands-on training at a participating community college.

9 TSA Training Locations BMCC QCC Essex CCC Delaware CCC NVACC Central Piedmont Georgia Perimeter Mimi Dade Wilbur Wright Tarrant CCC Lone Star CC Aurora CC Maricopa CC LA Harbor College City College of San Francisco South Seattle CC Valencia CC Possible New Sites Detroit Salt Lake City Hawaii Total of 20 sites

10 A National Project Citizens Corps FEMA The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate.

11 Citizens Corps - FEMA Citizens Corps Councils Personal responsibility: Developing a household preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating in crime prevention and reporting. Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures. Volunteer service: Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations. Everyone can do something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.

12 A National Project - Citizens Corps - FEMA Local Citizen Corps Councils will: promote and strengthen the Citizen Corps programs at the community level, such as Volunteers in Police Service programs, CERT teams, Medical Reserve Corps units, and Neighborhood Watch groups; provide opportunities for special skills and interests; develop targeted outreach for the community, including special needs groups; provide opportunities of training in first aid and emergency preparedness; organize special projects and community events; encourage cooperation and collaboration among community leaders; and capture smart practices and report accomplishments; and create opportunities for all residents to participate. Starting a Citizen Corps Council in your area will help create the groundwork for the long-term security of our neighborhoods, our communities, and our nation.

13 National Product-#1 Four federally funded programs developed by the consortia of The University of Pittsburgh Medical College, Westmoreland County CC, Kirkwood Community College and St. Petersburg College. (1) Community Preparedness A Core Program 1 Hour Target Audience: This course is designed for interested persons in the general public, sole proprietorship businessmen and women, and small community advocates in public health and business. Course Goal: The purpose of this hour of instruction is to introduce the learner to emergency planning, preparation and response with the goal of reducing the fear associated with natural, accidental or intentional incidents. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this one-hour of instruction the learner will be able to: State the intent of an all hazards approach to emergency/crisis planning. Use basic all hazards terminology to communicate emergency/crisis planning to others within the community. Develop a personal/family emergency plan using an all hazards approach. Implement the components of a personal/family emergency response plan within the framework of a training scenario. Identify and locate additional resources appropriate to an all hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response.

14 National Product #2 One hour Bio-Incident Response Course Target Audience: This course is designed for interested persons in the general public, sole proprietorship businessmen and women, and small community advocates in public health and business. Course Goal: The purpose of this hour of instruction is to introduce the learner to the considerations important to an appropriate response to a biologically mediated incident with the goal of reducing the fear associated with natural, accidental or intentional incidents. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this one-hour of instruction the learner will be able to: Characterize biological incidents with respect to the significance of their occurrence. List the preventive actions recommended by the Center for Disease Control and public health to limit spread of disease Display appropriate behavior following a biological event Identify the consequences of both productive and detrimental public response to a biological incident Identify and locate additional resources providing more in depth information on responding to a biological incident.

15 National Products #3 Business Continuity Goal - The main goal of this course is to provide you with knowledge regarding Business Continuity Plans. Objectives Target Audience: Medium and Small Businesses and Organizations Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Complete a Risk Assessment Analysis Matrix. Complete a Business Impact Analysis Matrix. Describe the options for protection in terms of cost. Create a Business Continuity Plan. Create a list of team members to include when drafting a Business Continuity Plan. Describe the disaster recovery plan training requirements. Explain how to test a plan. Recognize the importance of maintaining a current plan.

16 National Product #4 Cyber Security Goal:-The main goal of this course is to provide you with a broad view of cyber security as it pertains to information security. Target Audience Medium and small businesses and organizations Objectives: Identify the three goals of cyber security. Explain the impact of major laws and regulations regarding cyber security. Distinguish between the major types of cyber security threats. Identify vulnerabilities in information technology systems. Recommend ways to protect information resources. Assist in developing the components of a cyber security policy for your organization.

17 National Product Features Multiple Formats Traditional CD Web Blended Two versions Public 1 hr Professional 4 hrs Launch this fall beta test with HSAT Formal launch - tbd

18 QUESTIONS?

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