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Northwest Florida Advanced Citizen Corps Academy
September 18 @ 4:00 pm - September 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Northwest Florida Advanced Citizen Corps Academy is a two-and-a-half-day training conference centered around readiness, response, and recovery efforts in relation to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, storms, and disasters of all kinds.
This program will provide volunteers with a well-rounded and robust training consisting of seminars and hands-on exercises relating to National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS), medical triage, disaster psychology, first aid, counterterrorism, active shootings, communication systems, disabilities and functional need support services, and more…
We have numerous instructors from across Northwest Florida that will be presenting:
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management
American Red Cross of Northwest Florida
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Additionally, there will be a field exercise on the final day that will encompass all that was learned during the Academy. The field exercise will simulate an extreme wind event. There will be approximately 40 volunteers moulaged as “disaster survivors.” The attendees will be responsible for conducting proper search and rescue techniques, developing a triage area, administering first aid and psychological first aid to the “disaster survivors,” and coordinating logistics using two-way radios, all while following the Incident Command System.
Citizen Corps is a national program established in 2002 that empowers individuals to make their communities safer and better prepared to respond to a wide range of disaster situations by providing opportunities for education, training, and volunteer service. BRACE serves as the coordinator for the Citizen Corps Council in Escambia County.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Citizen Corps Coordinator, Emily Cunningham, at email@example.com.
**All ticket proceeds will be towards The Northwest Florida Advanced Citizen Corps Academy conference**