Prevention of Terrorism for Fire Service Course Now Available

The Institute for Preventive Strategies offers a tuition-free, internet-based Homeland Security Certificate in Prevention of Terrorism for Fire Service Professionals. In the course, participants will engage in an online scenario in which the mission is to prevent a terrorist attack during the course of daily firefighting duties. The goal is to build a common, minimum level of preparedness among the nation’s first responders in meeting the goals of the National Homeland Security Strategy in Terrorism Prevention.

The course is available online and can be taken at the participant’s convenience. Completion should take 4-5 hours. Learn more and access the training at

About the Institute for Preventive Strategies
The Institute for Preventive Strategies provides research, consultation, and educational services in how strategic thinking and strategic choice can contribute to prevention and mitigation of serious threats. In 2004, the Institute launched a particular focus on the use of preventive strategies in counter-terrorism and other fields related to Homeland Security. The Institute sponsors a program that is designed around the National Strategy for Homeland Security and emerging national metrics and standards for Homeland Security. The Institute is a national service of the Center for Rural Development, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Somerset, Kentucky.