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Training

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

The training courses listed below are offered as part of a program to prepare New Mexico communities to respond to hazardous materials transportation accidents, including those involving a WIPP shipment. These courses are available through the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, the New Mexico Fire Academy; and the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy and their subsidiaries.

Many of these courses can be provided at little or no cost to the local jurisdiction. More information is available by contacting:

Don Shainin
DPS WIPP Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management
New Mexico Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 1628

Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
Phone: 505/476-9628

Fax: 505/476-9695

don.shainin@state.nm.us

Timothy Yackey
EMS WIPP Coordinator
Epidemiology and Response Division
Bureau of Health Emergency Mgmt

New Mexico Department of Health
1301 Siler Rd, Bldg. F

Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505/476-8251

Fax: 505/476-8201

tim.yackey@state.nm.us

ALERT PROGRAM COURSE LIST

Course

Length

Prerequisites 

WIPP Safe Transportation Orientation 

1-2 hr.

None

Hazardous Materials Awareness

8 hr.

None

Hazardous Materials Operations

24 hr.

HAZMAT Awareness

Hazmat Overview for Police Radio Dispatchers

2 hr.

None

Radiological Familiarization/Refresher Training

4 hr.

HAZMAT Awareness

Modular Emergency Response Radioactive Transportation Training (MERRTT)

8-12 hr.

HAZMAT Awareness

Hospital Disaster Equipment and Procedure Train -the-Trainer Program 8 hr. none
Hands-on Radiation Workshop, offered by NM Dept of Health 1.5 hr none
"How to Put on the Suit," offered by NM Dept of Health 2 hr. none
NM Health System All Disaster Response Training 16 hr. none

Exercise Design

8 hr

Independent Study IS-120

Radiation Management Consultants (RMC)

On-Site Hospital Training 

8 hr.

None

Incident Command System Overview 

for Public Officials

2 hr.

None

Basic Incident Command System (ICS 100/200)

16 hr.

HAZMAT Awareness

Advanced Incident Command System (ICS 300)

24 hr.

ICS Operations

Critical Incident Management Course

24 hr.

HAZMAT Operations

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency

Operations (CAMEO)

16-24 hr.

Computer Literacy

  • Refresher Courses are available upon request.

New Mexico’s Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education

NMshpere logo

www.NMsphere.org

 

Other useful information:

CDC Guidelines for Handling Decendents Contaminated with RadioActive Materials

www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/pdf/radiation-decedent-guidelines.pdf

Radiation Emergency Medical Management Website

www.remm.nlm.gov/

Contact Information
WIPP Transportation Safety Program
Coordinator, Eletha J. Trujillo
New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
P: (505) 476-3224
F: (505) 476-3322
emnrd.wipp.coordinator@state.nm.us

Check NM SPHERE for course offerings
www.NMsphere.org

Contact: Tim Yackey at 505-476-8251 or tim.yackey@state.nm.us

 
Hazmat Awareness and Related Courses/Exercises

Contact: Don Shainin at 505-476-9628 or don.shainin@state.nm.us

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Inspection Training
Contact: Dolores Baca at 505-690-7235 - or dolores.baca2@state.nm.us

 

 

 

 

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