More than 30 Belmont staff and administrators participated this week in an extensive two-day training course provided by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), a training partner of the Department of Homeland Security.
The course, Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response and Recovery (MGT-324), provided participants with an understanding of and ability to navigate through the difficult aspects of dealing with campus emergencies involving natural or man-made events, including acts of violence. The course consisted of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that required a coordinated, integrated approach to solve. Through tabletop scenarios, course participants observed a developing incident and responded in a manner consistent with currently established campus and jurisdictional emergency operations procedures.
Belmont’s Director of Risk Management and Compliance April Khoury arranged the training. She said, “The instructors were impressed with not only the number of Belmont participants, but the engagement and participation of each individual.”