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Debris Management Chainsaw Safety Training Fall 2019

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Chainsaw operations on a normal day can be dangerous. When trees are bent, snapped, or tangled in piles of debris because of a weather incident, hazards are increased significantly. With the frequency of tornados and hurricanes affecting western Massachusetts in recent years, highway crews and firefighters are being called on more and more to clear […]

Inner Resilience for First Responders: Mindfulness and Well-being for the Front Lines Training

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) presents Inner Resilience for First Responders: Mindfulness and Wellbeing for the Front Lines Training. First responders are exposed to critical incidents and chronic stressors that contribute to a higher prevalence of negative health outcomes compared to other occupations. Psychological resilience, a learnable process of positive adaptation to […]

Highlights of Chainsaw Safety Debris Management Training

In Spring of 2019, WRHSAC hosted a Debris Management Chainsaw Safety Training series. The training taught first responders chainsaw safety skills and special skills to use when clearing debris following natural disasters and other storms. The photostory below provides some highlights from the training. Look for another round of this training in the fall. Thank […]

Events

WRHSAC Pan Flu Planning Subcommittee Meeting

Monthly meeting of the WRHSAC Pan Flu Planning Subcommittee

WRHSAC Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council

WRHSAC Training and Exercise Subcommittee Meeting

Monthly meeting of the WRHSAC Training & Exercise Subcommittee