Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chester responders attend Homeland Security Training

Emergency Responders, Captain James Chubb, Sergeant William Shaw, Officer John Kuryan, Officer Matthew Goldshmidt, Officer John Benozich, Officer Frank Myers, Officer Matthew Stewart, and Officer German Sabillion of the Chester City Police Department recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama. 

The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Training facility in the nation. The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and state, local, and tribal government officials, and offers more than fifty training courses focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist acts. 

This training is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency. Chester City Officers were trained in healthcare and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response. Responders participating in CDP training gain critical skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential WMD events. 

Chester City Police Commissioner Joseph Bail Jr. added, “This is another in the series of schools which the government and the police department are providing to our members to enhance the security of the city and further our most valued goal of professionalism.”  

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