Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), announced today that it is offering a new First Responder Improvised Explosive Device (FRIED) Awareness and Mitigation Course. The course is designed to enhance the operational awareness of First Responders and event planners on the potential threats posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
IEDs are an ever present global threat for which all Police, Fire, Medical and other First Responders must be prepared to account for in their operations. Yorktown’s FRIED Awareness and Mitigation course focuses on methods to mitigate threats before, during and after an IED incident. Students completing the course will be proficient in basic IED awareness, identifying indicators of a homemade explosive and reacting to possible or confirmed IEDs before and after detonation. The company’s instructors provide practical exercises and scenarios tailored to local high threat events. Their instructional team has extensive Counter-IED (C-IED) and Situational Awareness expertise and as former Military and First Responders themselves, are uniquely qualified to train the Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Service community. Yorktown will adapt the training to fit the needs of each organization to meet specific training goals and objectives.
Nick Fuller, Vice President of Training and Education Solutions, said today, “Yorktown is uniquely qualified to conduct this essential training for First Responders to provide for a more effective response in a potential IED event. We are pleased to offer customized training that can be adapted to a specific audience and quickly implemented within each organization.”