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Nassau County Fire Service Academy

EMS Management of Chemical Weapons Casualties

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EMS Management of Chemical Weapons Casualties
EMS Management of Chemical Weapons Casualties

Time & Location

May 23, 2021, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nassau County Fire Service Academy , 300 Winding Rd #1, Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Class Description

EMS Response to Chemical Warfare Incidents.

EMSCHEM is an 8-hour course that combines lecture,  in-depth discussion/case studies of real-world events involving these  agents, table-top and functional exercises. Topics include overview,  characteristics, concept of use/dissemination, toxidrome and typical  treatment methods for all the major classes of chemical warfare agents.  The course includes victim management involving high-fidelity casualty  scenarios. It is appropriate for all levels of provider, including  non-EMS personnel such as law enforcement.

Instructor BIO:

Kevin  McAvenia has been involved in public safety since 2002 when he first  became an explorer at his local volunteer fire department in Central NJ.  Since then, he has provided services in dense, high-volume urban  systems, affluent suburban systems, and rural systems with response and  transport times exceeding 45 minutes. Additionally he has provided fire,  EMS, HAZMAT and technical rescue services throughout the world,  focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. He specializes in medical  management of CBRN casualties and is a graduate of numerous advanced and  specialized courses from the DoD and other Federal agencies. He has  served as a live agent instructor at the Center for Domestic  Preparedness in Anniston, AL, holds instructor credentials through three  Federal agencies, and is a master instructional systems designer. He  has spent the past several years as a contractor supporting various  Federal agencies in CBRN and emergency management roles.

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There are no refunds for this ticket, replacement students will be accepted and a one year course credit will be offered. 

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    Registration fee includes course materials, certification, lunch, and Decontamination kit (1x RSDL, 2x Fibertect pads)

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