PER335: Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks

North Kansas City Hospital

The PER335 course is a 16-hour in-person class that addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plane crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These complex coordinated attacks involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. The attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. 

There is no cost to attend this training. Registration is a two-step process and requires attendees to register with MARC and with the training provider. Instructions on the second step will be included in the confirmation email sent after completing the first step. 

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Course Details


The goal of this course is enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response. This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. 

This training will cover the following topics:

  • Characteristics of a complex coordinated attack 
  • Public safety response considerations 
  • Command operations and strategies Critical information about situational domain awareness 

Target Audience 

This course is designed for emergency responders: police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel, including those who are most likely to assume command at some point during a response to a complex coordinated attack. 

Important Notes

  • Please be advised registration is reserved for emergency services personnel in the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri and Leavenworth, Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. 
  • You must have a FEMA SID # to attend. <<Create one here>>
  • Non-U.S. citizens must have DHS approval to participate.

Additional Information

Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing. 

Training location

Focus Area: Safety & Security