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Training Opportunities

Medical Management of CBRN Events

The Hays County Office of Emergency Services is hosting the free ‘Medical Management of CBRNE Events’

(PER-211) course on February 22-23, 2023, at the Hays County EOC, 810 S. Stagecoach Trail, Rm. 1200, San Marcos, TX  78666.


The PER-211 course provides a strong emphasis in developing a multi-discipline, whole-community team approach to planning, preparing, responding, managing and recovering from an event involving CBRNE agents, a coordinated complex attack (CCA), an active shooter or some other hostile event (ASHE).


Topics include:


  1. Identifying threats and hazards in a hazardous/active threat environment. 

  1. Using the RAPID-Care algorithm when responding to a hazardous/active threat environment.

  2. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and protective measures for the hazardous/active threat environment.

  3. Recognizing hazards and managing active threats due to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) event.

  4. Decontamination considerations and treatment for adult and pediatric casualties exposed to a CBRN agent.

  5. Recognizing hazards due to an explosive event and managing active threats from an improvised explosive device (IED).

  6. Triaging and managing adult and pediatric casualties due to an explosive event.

  7. Planning, Preparing and Responding to a Complex Coordinated Attack (CCA) or an Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE)

  8. Triage and medical management of adult and pediatric casualties during a CCA or ASHE event.


The PER-211 is the only Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / FEMA funded mobile course using human patient simulators (HPS) with hands-on scenario based simulations to help reinforce concepts taught during the course. 


This course is approved and accredited for 16 hours of continuing education credit or 1.6 continuing education units (CEU) from the following agencies:

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

National Registry of EMT's (NREMT)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 


The PER-211 also meets the continuing education requirements and standards for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Education (TCOLE), the Texas Department of Public Health and Emergency Medical Services (DSHS), and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).


There is no cost to attend this course as it is funded by a grant through the National Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the Department of Homeland Security & FEMA.


Registration Link



Michelle Villegas

(512) 216-1023




Eldon L. Taylor

Agency Instructor III/EMS Advance Coordinator

EMS/Public Health Programs

Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

200 Technology Way College Station, Tx. 77845-3424

Tel. 979.500.6781 (O) 979.458.8202 (F)

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