People in biohazard suitsThe Connecticut Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Connecticut State Police, the 14th Civil Support Team, Connecticut Poison Control Center and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station offers a training seminar to first responders regarding the safe and effective response to a terrorist attack. The training subject matter will include physiological effects of terrorism agents, investigation strategies, scene management and response protocols. This is a unique training opportunity in which participants will work through an actual scenario. This course is offered free of charge and is geared towards first responders in police, fire, ambulance and public health organizations.


Space is limited so please register early. Registration form: 


When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Hartford South Conference Center (formerly Marriott), 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT




Special Agent Daniel Coleman

Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator

Federal Bureau of Investigation


James M. Thomas, MS

Retired Commissioner

Connecticut Departments of Public Safety and Emergency Management and Homeland Security



Section Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine

Hartford Hospital


Associate Medical Director

Connecticut Poison Control Center


Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Jason White, PhD

Chief Scientist

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT


Aristea Kinney

Environmental Microbiology Supervisor

Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory, Rocky Hill, CT


Curriculum Schedule

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:45 Welcome

8:45-10:00 Exercise

10:00-10:15 Break*

10:15-11:00 Exercise

11:00-11:15 Break*

11:15-12:00 Exercise

12:00-1:00 Lunch*

1:00-1:45 Physiological Effects of Terrorism Agents

1:45-2:30 Agent Testing Capabilities

2:30-2:45 Break*

2:45-3:15 Scene Management and Response Protocols

3:15-3:45 TBD

3:45-4:00 Questions/Closing Remarks


*Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided free of charge.

For more information, go to or call (860) 920-6550.