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KSC Offers Course on Latest Defenses Against Terrorism

KEENE, N.H. 4/15/02 - Emergency management personnel throughout New England can receive up-to-date state and federal guidelines on community defense against weapons of mass destruction and other acts of terrorism by attending a new emergency management course offered by Keene State College.

Taught by a New Hampshire Fire Chief, this course incorporates a schedule of guest speakers from the FBI, the U.S. Army Weapons of Mass Destruction Survey Team, public school emergency planning, and the hospital safety community. Course participants should come away with an awareness of opportunities for improved integration and coordination of emergency management within their organizations and within their communities.

The five-day course will be offered May 6-10, July 22-26, and Oct. 21-25 at the Keene State College Safety Center in Manchester. The class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Tuition is $640 and participants receive 2.5 continuing education credits upon completion of the course.

“Emergency Management and Community Defense” addresses the strengthening and integration of organizational and community emergency management. Effective private and public sector coordination of emergency planning and response is of critical concern in defending against acts of terrorism. Topics discussed include emergency management planning, incident command, and emergency communications. This course is designed for personnel from both private sector and governmental organizations including hospitals, schools, public offices, business, and industry.

For more information on this class or other safety training courses, contact the Keene State College Safety Center by phone at 1-800-449-6742, by e-mail at, or the Internet at

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