Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Members of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group (SOG) and Morris County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Dr. Matthew Steenberg of the Morristown Medical Center Emergency Room, recently attended the intense 56-hour Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support training.
The grueling, week-long training course focused on Tactical Emergency Medical Support and trained individuals with prior emergency medical training and certifications to serve as tactical medics for front line providers. The program is part of a nationally standardized curriculum, certification process, and quality improvement procedure to meet the needs of EMT’s, paramedics, and physicians who operate as part of specialized response teams.
Many of the county’s Special Operations Group team members completed their training in April 2017, so we can announce that all Morris County SOG members have been trained and certified in this program.
Morris County OEM serves as the lead agency for Morris County Special Operations group which is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of members of Morris County OEM, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and Special Operations group Medical Director Dr. William Gluckman. T
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. Morris County’s Special Operations Group also provides support for other Morris County municipal based law enforcement specialized units.
Congratulations to Class 127 and all members who passed the testing and completed all aspects of the training program!
Deputy Coordinator/EMS Coordinator Karl Klingener (MICP) of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Lieutenant Mark Chiarolanza and Lieutenant Moire Reilly of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and Dr. Matthew Steenberg of the Morristown Medical Center graduated the program today, June 23, 2017.