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Emergency Preparedness Response Course (EPRC)

Format: Online, Exportable

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Course (EPRC) consists of four levels targeted to a student’s profession/job description:

Course Course Description 
Basic The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the different types of CBRNE threats, information on how to prepare for and recognize a CBRNE threat, and instructions on protective measures. This course also explains disaster management and the actions to take to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an all-hazards incident. The course is presented in accordance with the Tri-Service CBRNE Medical Training Program and meets training requirements for DoD Civilians non-medical and non-security civilian employees and contractors within the Military Healthcare System (MHS) to include but not limited to housekeepers, office workers and facility workers.
Operator/Responder The purpose of this course is to provide refresher/sustainment training to prepare personnel to effectively respond to an all-hazards incident including those emanating from CBRNE sources. This course also explains the current global threat of CBRNE use, the characteristics and effects of threat agents, principles of personal protection, agent detection, recognition and emergency treatment of agent exposure, and the principles of triage and decontamination of CBRNE agent casualties. The course is presented in accordance with the Tri-Service CBRNE Medical Training Program and meets sustainment training requirements for military personnel, DoD civilians and contractors working within the MHS providing security support or non-direct patient care.
Clinician The purpose of this course is to provide refresher/sustainment training to prepare healthcare providers (doctors, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse anesthesiologists, and independent duty corpsmen/medics) to effectively manage casualties during an all-hazards incident including those emanating from CBRNE sources. This course also explains the history and current threat of CBRNE use, the characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent exposure, and the principles of management of threat agent casualties. The course is presented in accordance with the Tri-Service CBRNE Medical Training Program and meets sustainment training requirements for healthcare providers.
Executive/Commander The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the National Incident Command System, National Response Framework, and the response from at the local, State, and National levels during an all-hazards incident. It describes how DSCA fits into the missions of homeland security (HLS) and homeland Defense (HLD) and describes how DoD supports HLS and HLD missions to provide civil support. The course is presented in accordance of the Tri-Service CBRNE Medical Training Program and meets training requirements for military executives and commanders working within the MHS.
CBRN for Medical Personnel and First Responders The purpose of this course is to provide refresher/sustainment training to prepare healthcare providers (doctors, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse anesthesiologists, and independent duty corpsmen/medics) to effectively manage casualties during an all-hazards incident including those emanating from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) sources. This course also explains the history and current threat of CBRN use, the characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent exposure, and the principles of management of threat agent casualties. The course is presented in accordance with the Tri-Service CBRN Medical Training Program and meets sustainment training requirements for healthcare providers.

Initial training should be completed within 12 months of being assigned to first permanent duty station.  Sustainment training is required for all members every three years after completing initial training.  The following courses are available through Joint Knowledge Online:

  • EPRC for CBRNE Basic Awareness Course J3OP-US261-HB
  • EPRC for CBRNE Operator Short Course J3OP-US260
  • EPRC for CBRNE Clinician Short Course DMRTI-US017
  • EPRC for CBRNE Executive Commander Course J3OP-US262
  • EPRC CBRN for Medical Personnel and First Responders DMRTI-US018

Mobile Training for Unit Commanders

EPRC is an exportable course available via request. Please email DMRTI for more information.

Course Links

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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