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The Connecticut Fire Academy in cooperation with the University of Connecticut Homeland Security Education Center & the State Capitol Police
Planning for and Responding to Terrorist Incidents and Civil Disturbances
Chief Chris Kerr, Belfast City, Ireland
Northern Ireland Fire Brigade
Disturbances in your jurisdiction can happen at a moment’s notice, whether you are in the fire service, Law Enforcement, EMS or Emergency Management…Are You Prepared?
Presentation Topic Include:
- Hazard Awareness and Risk Management
- Pre-Planning Arrangements for Incidents
- Inter-Agency Liaison Arrangements
- Operational Response Options
- Fire Department Operations Tactics
- Incident Command Procedures
- The Deployment of Specialist Teams
- Strategic Command Support
- Post 9-11 Threats and Preparations
- Case Study of the Incidents Throughout History
When:               Thursday December 4, 2003
                         8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where:               Legislative Office Building Room 2C,
                         300 Capital Avenue,
                         Hartford, Connecticut
Admission:         Free
When It Comes To Civil Disturbances, This Chief … Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk!
Chief Kerr is a nineteen-year veteran of operations with the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade.  He has extensive experience of responding to terrorist related incidents and rioting.  He was the Operations and Emergency Management Officer for the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade (NIFB) with the responsibility of planning and responding to terrorist incidents and incidents associated with civil disturbance.   He is the liaison for the military, law enforcement and EMS personnel, in addition to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Units. Since the events of 9-11 he has been assisting national preparations for incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction as part of the United Kingdom Government’s New Dimension Working Group.
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Directions to Legislative Office Building
Going East on I-84: Take the Capitol Ave. Exit 48B. The Legislative Office
Building (LOB) is on the right.  Parking garage to the rear.
Going West on I-84: Take the Asylum Street Exit 48. Turn left at the light
onto Asylum. After the overpass, bear right onto Trinity St. and bear right
again onto Capitol Ave.
The Legislative Office Building (LOB) is on the right.
From I-91, Northbound and Southbound: Take the Capitol Area Exit 29A. Follow
the Whitehead Highway, go halfway around the rotary onto Elm St., left onto
Trinity St., and bear right onto Capitol Ave.
The Legislative Office Building (LOB) is on the right.
Parking: LIMITED free parking is available in the Legislative Office
Building parking garage accessible from both Capitol Avenue and Broad Street
and on the north Capitol grounds off Trinity Street. We STRONGLY encourage
On-street metered parking and commercial parking lots are also nearby.