Weapons of Mass Destruction Training

Nevada Revised Statutes NRS 450B.180 mandates all certified/licensed EMTs to complete a course of instruction relating to the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction.

The course must provide at least four hours of instruction that includes the following subjects:

  1. An overview of the acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction;
  2. Personal protective equipment required for acts of terrorism;
  3. Common symptoms and methods of treatment associated with exposure to, or injuries caused by chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear agents;
  4. Syndromic surveillance and reporting procedures for acts of terrorism involving biological agents; and
  5. An overview of the information available on, and the use of the Health Alert Network.

WMD Online Course Requirements

  1. Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
    Course name: Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders AWR-160. Register online at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
  2. Southern Nevada Health District
    Course name: WMD Surveillance and HealthAlert Network training
Important Notices: Certified personnel who have completed national WMD training programs must also complete the WMD Surveillance and Health Alert Network supplemental training to fulfill the WMD requirement.

Updated on: November 25, 2019