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WRHSAC is offering American Sign Language for First Responders Training Series throughout November and December 2020.

The training is specifically designed to prepare first responders to interact with Deaf Citizens confidently and comfortably.

Sessions will be held live via Zoom. The training is interactive, fun and designed for easy learning and high retention. It includes ample one on one personalized practice with a deaf instructor.

Two versions of the training are being offered, one specifically for law enforcement and the other for Public Health, Hospital, Fire and EMS responders. Multiple sessions of each training are being held to reach a high number of responders while also keeping class size small for ample practice time for each student.

The training is free. Registration is required.

Click here to learn more and register for the training for Public Health, Hospital, Fire and EMS. 2.5 hours OEMS credits are available.

Gateway Regional High School, Huntington, MA

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Communication 101 – an Introduction to Communications and Interoperability in Western Massachusetts

Topics to include:

• History of communications

• Communications theory

• Use of regional and statewide systems, including WMLEC

• Available communications assets

• and more

There will be hands on training with radios, communications asset demos, and case studies. There will be special guest speakers, informative presentations and question & answer periods.

Participants are requested to bring their portable radio to class.

This training is geared towards anyone that uses a radio, from entry level first responders to chief officers, in all disciplines and jurisdictions in Western Massachusetts.

Register here.

Ware Fire Department, Ware MA

9:00am - 12:00pm

Communication 101 – an Introduction to Communications and Interoperability in Western Massachusetts

Topics to include:

• History of communications

• Communications theory

• Use of regional and statewide systems, including WMLEC

• Available communications assets

• and more

There will be hands on training with radios, communications asset demos, and case studies. There will be special guest speakers, informative presentations and question & answer periods.

Participants are requested to bring their portable radio to class.

This training is geared towards anyone that uses a radio, from entry level first responders to chief officers, in all disciplines and jurisdictions in Western Massachusetts.

Registerhere.

Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Communication 101 – an Introduction to Communications and Interoperability in Western Massachusetts

Topics to include:

• History of communications

• Communications theory

• Use of regional and statewide systems, including WMLEC

• Available communications assets

• and more

There will be hands on training with radios, communications asset demos, and case studies. There will be special guest speakers, informative presentations and question & answer periods.

Participants are requested to bring their portable radio to class.

This training is geared towards anyone that uses a radio, from entry level first responders to chief officers, in all disciplines and jurisdictions in Western Massachusetts.

Register here.