Public Safety WMD Response - Sampling Techniques and Guidelines: LSU (PER-222)

  • Burlington County, NJ

The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University (LSU), a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) will be presenting the DHS approved training course entitled, "Public Safety WMD Response - Sampling Techniques and Guidelines" (PER-222).

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a WMD incident. As such, it provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders in such situations. Participants are provided the opportunity to perform public safety sampling techniques required in the response to a WMD event. Of special interest is the course’s emphasis on collecting forensically valid samples, which is accomplished through maintaining a secure chain-of-custody for the sample from the time of collection through laboratory analysis. This process is consistent with the FBI 12-step process for managing a crime scene, including those involving a WMD.

Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Personnel, Public Health.

For registration or questions, please email Michael Urbanski at