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The Virtual Terrorism Response Academy

pic of Virtual Terrorism Response Academy hallway Do you know how to protect yourself and your citizens if terrorists attack using weapons of mass destruction? The Virtual Terrorism Response Academy's first course is "Ops-Plus for WMD Hazmat." This interactive course offers fire, EMS and law-enforcement personnel more than 16 hours of practical, engaging training about CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) threats.

"Ops-Plus" features multiple videogame-style simulations that put you in tactical terrorism-response scenarios. (There's an introductory level, so you don't need previous videogame experience.) The program also includes the Hazmat Learning Lab with extensive training at the latest NFPA 472's Operations level. Now you can demonstrate your vital knowledge of PPE, instruments, rescue, triage, casualty care, and risk management in real-world, life-and-death scenarios.

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VTRA's "Ops-Plus for WMD Hazmat" can be used individually or be instructor led, and it's designed to run on the older computers found in today's fire houses and police stations. It arrives on three CD-ROMs and installs smoothly on Windows 2000 and XP systems. We invite you to take a tour of the Academy and see videos of "Ops-Plus" in action. There are two versions of this tour:

Dartmouth's award-winning Interactive Media Laboratory created "Ops-Plus for WMD Hazmat" for the Department of Homeland Security. Now you can train with top fire, police, EMS and FBI instructors anytime, anywhere. "Ops-Plus" complements the hands-on training provided by federal, state and local facilities and can help trainees keep their skills and knowledge fresh.

This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2000-DT-CX-K001, awarded to the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College and administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions in this program are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.