Principals of Frontline Response to Agro-Terrorism (AWR-155)

Course Description


Principals of Frontline Response to Agro-Terrorism (AWR-155)


Principles of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters

Demonstrates how an effective frontline emergency response can reduce or mitigate the effects of an agricultural emergency, act of agroterrorism or other food systems disaster. Course includes an all-hazards plan to protect against a wide variety of potential problems and occurrences within the agricultural community. This is the fifth of six courses in the WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders series.

AWR 155 outlines the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the principles of Unified Command (UC) in a agroterrorism and food safety system disaster. Participants will apply ICS and UC principles through various exercises. Participants will be enabled to form and maintain frontline emergency response teams in response to such emergencies. The course will raise awareness to the need to quickly identify and eradicate outbreaks of animal diseases by isolating and destroying livestock and wildlife, removing and disposing of contaminated animal products, and disposing of contaminated feed and related materials. This course will also address the need for whole community preparedness and participation by strengthening local citizen emergency response teams which can support surge capacity response to an agricultural or food systems emergency or act of agroterrorism.

The overall WIFSS Agroterrorism Preparedness Curriculum for Frontline Responders, consisting of six courses, provides a flexible approach to enhance the agroterrorism response capabilities of all constituents in the agricultural sector. The training curriculum focuses on existing local emergency response teams and others who must respond to an agroterrorism incident in an effective and coordinated manner with state and federal antiterrorism teams. Training includes the food and agriculture industries, so they are fully informed and ready to assume their roles on local frontline emergency response teams. The training takes place in the local environment, but will emphasize integration with state and federal emergency response systems.


Fri. Oct 18, 2013 8:30 to 3:30 PM


Caldwell County Health Department
2345 Morganton Boulevard SW, Lenoir NC 28645
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Offered By

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

Primary Instructor

FED, Direct Delivery

Course Length

5: Hours



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Offering Specific Information

The State will Reimburse Eligible attendees who travel further than 35 miles to the training and stay in an area hotel/motel; $63.90 per night, and $36,35 per day for meals. Bring the attached Travel Documents with you to the class, and give them and hotel receipts to the Instructor at the end of the class, or by noon of the second day upon checking out. Even if you’ve taken a class before, your FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WILL BE NECESSARY FOR PROCESSING A REIMBURSEMENT CLAIM.

Kenneth A. Teague

Work:   828-757-1419

One response to “Principals of Frontline Response to Agro-Terrorism (AWR-155)

  1. Kenneth, I wish to sign up for this class on the 18th. Enjoyed tonights class. Lots of good info and lots to think about. Keep well [after your thru with the flu] and safe, Dave Thomas