KENTON — The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium will offer a free U.S. Department of Homeland Security-certified course on mass fatality planning and response for rural communities from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at the Hardin County Safety Center, 1025 S. Main St., Kenton.
The eight-hour, instructor-led course gives participants the basics of mass fatality response while providing opportunities to exchange rural perceptions and brainstorm solutions to simulated emergencies, according to a press release from the RDPC.
Participants will learn both in a classroom lecture setting and through group activities. Regardless of the agencies or organizations that respond, whether they are governmental agencies or private or non-governmental organizations, the responsibility to coordinate and manage these outside resources rests with local authorities, according to the release, making the training a valuable asset in learning more about planning and response.
The course will assist participants in defining a mass fatality incident; listing the types of mass fatalities incidents and possible scenarios in their respective jurisdictions; identifying the principle duties and objectives of a rural community following a mass fatality event; identifying possible locations that may be utilized during a mass fatality response; and designating the stakeholders involved and resources needed in the response.
Registration is required for the course by March 27. To register, contact Max Trachsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-674-2276.
To schedule a training course offered by the RDPC, visit www.ruraltraining.org or contact the RDPC help desk at 877-855-7372.