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Aug. 20, 2003

Congressman Vitter to Unveil ULM Homeland Security Course

Louisiana Congressman David Vitter will be at the University of Louisiana at Monroe today to discuss a new course being taught this Fall at ULM. Vitter will be joined by ULM President James Cofer and Dean of Health Sciences William Bourn at 9:15 a.m. in the Media Conference room on the 6th floor of the ULM Library.

ULM has developed a homeland security class for local first responders: "Agents of Terrorism: Recognition and Medical Management for First Responders and Health Care Providers." The course will train EMT's, first responders, firemen, nurses, physicians, and others on how to rapidly identify the effects caused by terrorism agents (such as biological and chemical agents), to understand personal protection, and how to provide appropriate medical treatment to victims of a terror attack.

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