Western Iowa Tech Community College will provide a free public program of security training at its Cherokee campus, 200 Victory Drive, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The program has been developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. It is designed to focus on best practices and safety issues associated with an agricultural emergency.
Participants will learn the importance of preparing for a potential outbreak and receive training on biosecurity, quarantine, personal protective equipment and disinfection.
The program will provide students, first responders, health care providers, veterinarians, agricultural producers, feed wholesalers and community leaders with training and educational opportunities to improve safety and security for area residents.
The course, Animal Disease Response, will be conducted by representatives of the AgPreparedness Center based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is sponsored by The Security Institute at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Through a cadre of highly trained instructors, the AgPreparedness Center staff provides training to emergency responders across the U.S. with emphasis on serving the needs of rural America.
The registration deadline for the course is February 3, with a limit of 45 attendees. Interested parties can register at: https://www.agpreparedness.org/12525