Massachusetts Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Association

VIPS Disaster Response Training

  • 29 Jun 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Clark University - 60 Downing Street - Worcester, MA 01610
  • 42


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VIPS Disaster Response Training

The Waldo Canyon Fire

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB)

Saturday June 29, 2013

9AM – 3PM

Clark University - Worcester, MA


Training offered at NO COST to all first responders - Lunch will be provided


Pre-Registration Required


The Waldo Canyon Fire – This training will provide a firsthand account to the response, and after actions related to the Waldo Canyon Fire, focusing on the volunteer police responders. Many first responders, including the El Paso County Sheriff’s Reserve Unit were part of the disaster response and recovery efforts. The Waldo Canyon Fire was a forest fire that started approximately four miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 23, 2012. It was declared 100% contained on July 10, 2012.  The fire was active in the Pike National Forest and adjoining areas, covering a total of 18,247 acres (29 sq mi). The fire had caused the evacuation of over 32,000 residents of the Colorado Springs area including a partial evacuation of the United States Air Force Academy. Approximately 346 homes were destroyed by the fire.  The Waldo Canyon Fire is the most expensive and destructive fire in Colorado state history with insurance claims totaling more than US$352.6 million. Instructor: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scot Cuthbertson, Reserve Section Commander

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings - This Department of Homeland Security training is designed to prepare emergency responders to perform effectively and safely during bombing incidents, principally in support roles within the warm and cold zones of the incident scene. The course includes a familiarization with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials, and detailed training on critical response actions during pre- and post-detonation operations. In addition, the course addresses actions that emergency responders can take to prevent and/or deter bombing attacks against targets in their communities. Instructor: Framingham Police Lt. Stephen Cronin, Safety Division Commander

Seating is limited - Pre-Registration required:


Training Hosted by: Clark University Police Department and

Massachusetts Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Association (MA-VLEOA)

Funded by a Grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


This training is open to ALL first responders. ID's will be checked. Feel free to invite officers from your department.

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Free Parking:  Will be available on-campus in a garage near 60 Downing Street, Worcester, MA.


Training Class: Will be in Razzo Hall at the Traina Center for the Arts on the campus of Clark University located at 92 Downing Street.


Check in starts at 8:15AM

Training Class will start at 9:00AM


Dress: Business Casual - (No equipment needed)


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