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Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Coordinated Response Effort

November 13, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Captain Holly Shenefelt, MBA, MA discusses the role of the National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in preparing for and responding to terrorism.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Bioterrorism

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Captain Holly Shenefelt, MBA, MA discusses the role of the National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in preparing for and responding to terrorism. Capt. Shenefelt presents stories from the field in Wyoming, where the 84th Civil Support Team was certified earlier this year. She explains the role of the Support Team, which exists in every state and U.S. territory, and describe the relationships it fosters with state and local public health departments and local responders. She also highlights the teamwork that has allowed various organizations and institutions in Wyoming to come together to protect the public from potential harm.

Air date: November 13, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • Define a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) and explain how it supports the community
  • Describe the partnerships that WMD-CSTs develop between state health departments, public health, and local responders
  • Summarize the Wyoming WMD-CST’s successes and lessons learned in the field

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Bioterrorism

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Holly Shenefelt, MBA, MA, is a founding member of the 84th Civil Support Team (WMD) and works as the Medical Operations Officer for the team. In addition, she currently teaches a Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction course at Laramie County Community College. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming, her Masters of Business from Webster University, and her Masters of Arts in Psychology from Regis University. She is currently a student in Northcentral University’s Doctor of Business Administration program with an emphasis in Homeland Security.

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