Infectious Diseases & Emergencies Training For Public Safety

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health & Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency are holding an Infectious Diseases & Emergencies Training For Public Safety training developed by the MA Department of Public Health & Massachusetts State Police Department.

Learning Objectives
To describe the role of police in a bio-terrorist event or public health emergency (e.g., Emergency Dispensing Sites) including distinguishing the use of law enforcement versus the community care-taking function.

  • To describe the use of isolation and quarantine.
  • To outline the use of personal protective equipment for infectious diseases that would be appropriate for public safety.
  • To describe the likelihood or probability of the bio-terrorist agents being made and used in the US.
  • To describe the modes of transmission and the risk of exposure for infectious diseases under various scenarios, specifically the diseases that could be used in a bio-terrorist event.

Target Audiences
This training is intended for: sheriffs departments, state police, local police departments, public health (directors, agents and nurses), town counsel and city solicitors. Other audiences that may benefit from the training are town managers, elected or appointed officials, EMS, police and fire.

If you have questions, please contact: Gail Bienvenue-Mailhott at


November 30, 2012


Whitney Avenue Conference Center

361 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040


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