RE: [Intelligence_Training] FW: S2 Institute Brings Advanced-Level Anti-Terrorism Training to the Web
Nearly the same course content is available online at the FEMA website. While there are no slick videos, the course material seems to be about the same. Moreover, the FEMA site is free, there are 20-25 online course and you get an official certificate of completion from FEMA.
From: Intelligence_Training@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Intelligence_Training@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kcpoulin
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:24 AM
Subject: [Intelligence_Training] FW: S2 Institute Brings Advanced-Level Anti-Terrorism Training to the Web
I don’t endorse any course but you might like to be aware of this.
Some very impressive online training info.
CLEARWATER, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The S2 Safety &
Intelligence Institute, in conjunction with the S2 Online Academy,
announced the launch of its new distance learning system. The new
training platform provides students with advanced-level training
programs related to homeland security in an easy-to-use online
The S2 distance learning system was designed as a training
solution for busy professionals who do not have the time to fly to
another city or to sit in a classroom for several days. Once the
student enrolls in the course, the student has instant access to the
training and can complete the lessons at the times that best suit
his or her schedule. S2's online courses also offer a cost-
effective way to train personnel without incurring travel expenses
or lost productivity due to training time.
The Anti-Terrorism Officer course was selected as the first
program for conversion to online delivery due to its high popularity
with police and military organizations. Since the program was first
launched in 2001, S2 has trained hundreds of anti-terrorism
professionals in organizations ranging from commercial corporations
to government agencies, such as the US Capitol Police and US Special
Operations Command. The S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer course is also the
foundational training program used by Critical Intervention Services
for preparing CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers, a special corps of
security officers that have received national recognition for the
methods they use in protecting critical infrastructure sites. Other
available online courses include Defense Against Hazardous Mailings
and Entry Point Screening.
Other courses scheduled for conversion before the end of 2005
include Assessing Terrorism Related Risk, Suicide Terrorism,
Workplace Violence and several levels of maritime security training.
The 2005 production schedule will also introduce a suite of advanced
Weapon of Mass Destruction courses by a former UNMOVIC Weapons
For more information, visit http://www.s2institute.com .
About The S2 Institute:
Since 1998, the S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute has trained
thousands of security, intelligence and law enforcement
professionals in critical public safety topics. With a staff of
world-class instructors, S2 has earned a reputation as one of the
nation's premier sources for security and public safety training.
Amy O'Rourke, 727-461-0066
- The FEMA programs are good for beginning level students, but the
content tends to be very generic and very watered down. But still
for a FREE program, all-an-all very useful for basic do's and
By contrast, the content within the S2 programs is light years ahead
of the FEMA courses and is aimed directly at serious working
practitioners. A lot of the info in the S2 courses is not in the
FEMA courses at all, such as advanced issues regarding
counterintelligence and OPSEC, threat modus operandi, advanced
physical security, and response to a wide range of terrorist events.
This difference is especially evident in the training regarding
terrorist methods. Just on the subject of bombs, the S2 course has
over 3 hours on IEDs and IED attack methods. As for chem-bio
terrorism, the S2 CB Terrorism course is completely unique and is
way beyond anything presented in FEMA's courses or any other
emergency responder courses for that matter.
Probably a better way to view it is like this the FEMA courses are
sort of like junior college level programs, while the S2 courses are
more like Yale graduate courses. They both serve a function.
Please see the reviewers statements:
- --- timotimorourkecpsmotimorourkecpsoo.com> wrote:
> The FEMAFEMAgrams are good for beginning level
> students, but the
> content tends to be very generic and very watered
> down. But still
> for a FREE program, all-an-all very useful for basic
> By contrast, the content within the S2 programs is
> light years ahead
> of the FEMAFEMArses and is aimed directly at serious
> practitioners. A lot of the info in the S2 courses
> is not in the
> FEMAFEMArses at all, such as advanced issues
> counterintelligence and OPSEOPSECreat modus
> operandi, advanced
> physical security, and response to a wide range of
> terrorist events.
> This difference is especially evident in the
> training regarding
> terrorist methods. Just on the subject of bombs, the
> S2 course has
> over 3 hours on IEDsIEDs IED IEDack methods. As for
> chem-bio bio terrorism, the S2 CB Terrorism course
> unique and ishttphttpww.wwwnstitute.com/content/_pages_about/quotes.php
> way beyond anything presented in FEMAFEMA'srses or
> any other
> emergency responder courses for that matter.
> Probably a better way to view it is like this the
> FEMAFEMArses are
> sort of like junior college level programs, while
> the S2 courses are
> more like Yale graduate courses. They both serve a
> Please see the reviewers statements:
>The prices seem very reasonable, as well.Perhaps we
shouldn't be so liberal in sharing this asset ;) I'm
still trying to hitch a free ride on another online
program, but seem to be meeting some resistance. I did
look at S2's syllabus, and was most impressed,
especially when comparing it to other "intelligence"
schools. I agree with you that the FEMA courses are
pretty weak, but the lack of content could be
supplimented with manuals and books, provided that the
would-be student knows how to distinguish genuine
tradecraft from spy novel fluff. All things
considered, It's pretty amazing what you can learn for
free, provided that you know how to look for it; but
like most things in life, you usually get what you pay for.
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new Resources site