The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness has added two additional Disaster Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring (DREAM) courses on October 29 through November 3.
The DREAM training course is designed to provide knowledge and experience in assessing, monitoring, and tracking health effects to emergency responders and community members before, during, and after an emergency or disaster. This includes exposures to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats and other hazards. The course provides training on disaster epidemiologic tools developed by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The tools include Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS)™, Assessment of Chemical Exposure (ACE), and Epi CASE (Case Assessment Symptom and Exposure).
The training course will take place in Anniston, Ala. FEMA covers state and local participants’ travel expenses, lodging, and food. Interested participants must first register for a FEMA student identification number or SID to apply for the DREAM training course. For additional information, visit FEMA’s Disaster Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring – Center for Domestic Preparedness webpage.