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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management was happy to provide members of the Washington Township Police Department with the Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) Advanced Training Refresher Program on Tuesday, April 18th. The program, which was previously provided to half of the WTPD on March 28th, was provided again to the remaining members of the department. The B-Con Advanced Refresher Program is designed to provide first responders with an update on critical emergency medical skills previously learned in the B-Con training course which focuses on life saving medical interventions inclusive of bleeding control, chest wounds, and airway management. It was a great day of training with members of the WTPD! ... See MoreSee Less

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Members of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group (SOG), Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Randolph Township Police Department, and SOG Medical Director Dr. William Gluckman attended a week long CONTOMS (Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support) training program. The intense and comprehensive 56-hr certification course focused on Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) and trained individuals with prior emergency medical training and certifications to serve as tactical medics for front line providers.

In the case of Morris County, Morris County OEM serves as the lead agency for the Morris County SOG which is a multi-disciplinary team. The team supports the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT/SWAT), Morris County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad, and the Morris County Hazardous Materials Response Team. The team also provides support for other Morris County municipal based law enforcement specialized units. The CONTOMS program offers a nationally standardized curriculum, certification process, and quality improvement procedures to meet the needs of EMT’s, Paramedics, and Physicians who operate as part of a specialized response team. The EMT-Tactical (EMT-T) Certification, which is the cornerstone of the CONTOMS program, provides students with specialized medical expertise the may be required in hostile situations and austere environments involved in counter terrorism, drug interdiction, as well as law enforcement and emergency response activities. the week-long program has both didactic and practical exercises.

Here in Morris County, we prioritize the need to be better trained, better equipped, and better prepared for the realities that we may face. Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) has emerged as a new sub-specialty with nationwide application in pre-hospital emergency care. TEMS has also emerged as a necessity as part of a tactical law enforcement team and/or specialized emergency response group to maintain a healthy and safer environment for our law enforcement and emergency responders, as well as the public that we serve. The team can provide care under extreme and potentially dangerous situations, and take immediate action when time matters most.

We were also happy to find that members of the Instructional Staff for the Techline Trauma Training Division, who are also providing medical integration for State of NJ SWAT teams, were also in attendance at the week-long CONTOMS program. All of the Techline Trauma staff have partnered with the Morris County OEM team to provide quality training that has allready resulted in lives being saved in Morris County!

Congratulations to all members who passed the testing and all aspects of the intense training program and graduation which took place this past Friday, April 14, 2017!

Funding for this program was provided by the Urban Area Security (UASI) and was limited to the agencies that had a SERT/SWAT team with a dedicated medical component.
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April 9-15, 2017 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, we dedicate this week to the unsung heroes on the other end of a 911 call. This week brings celebration, honor, and gratitude to the vital role of the 911 dispatcher as the true first responder. The Morris County Communications Center is staffed with a phenomenal group of men and women who provide the vital communications link between the public and our first responders. Please join us in saying “Thank You!” to all of our professional telecommunication operators for their hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

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Chief Jeffrey Almer, and members of the Washington Township Police Department, participated in the Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s first Bleeding Control (BCON) Advanced Training Refresher Program. This program is part of the newly established county-wide EMS Program, sponsored by the Morris County Freeholders, which assists local Morris County municipalities with EMS coverage in support of volunteerism. A BCON Refresher will be offered and delivered on-site to local responders who have previously completed the 4-hour program. It is designed to provide an update on critical emergency medical skills previously learned in the BCON course. BCON teaches our first responders life-saving medical interventions with a focus in the areas of bleeding control, chest wounds, and airway management. It will be delivered by our Morris County EMS team and additional staff. It’s about saving our own lives, as well as the lives of those we serve. The course is designed for all first responders. The WTPD had a great day of training on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good evening,
The weather team has informed us that we can expect snow showers Saturday morning. Snow showers will change over to rain for the afternoon hours. Precipitation will change over to a rain snow mix for the evening hours. Snow showers will then continue through the overnight hours ending Sunday morning. Snowfall accumulation of 1-2" is possible with an isolated 3" possible, mainly on grassy areas.
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