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Emergency Management Training

Emergency Operations Center Position Specific Courses
These courses are 8-hour courses that focus on EOC Position Specific content.  The curriculum for these courses include an EOC concepts overview, responsibilities, associated forms, organization, procedures, case studies and exercises that will allow the participants to gain a general idea of how to operate in an EOC during an event.   The participants are also provided a resource kit that includes items to facilitate them being successful when assigned to the role during an incident.

​​​ICS-100 and ICS-200 Incident Command System On-Site Delivery
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 

EDPS offers these courses as an on-site delivery.   The on-site delivery ensures that participants are able to ask questions and better develop an understanding for the Incident Command System.  This is especially helpful for organizations that don't use the ICS on a regular basis such as private sector organizations that want to integrate into a public sector disaster response.

ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System - G300
This course addresses the functions of command within an Incident Command System (ICS). The focus of this course is on activating the necessary elements on the prolonged incident and the various forms and documentation to assist in the incident. Discussion includes the responsibilities of each section chief and the various branch, division, group and unit leaders, and includes a short review of ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course will provide a valuable command learning experience in a ‘real-time’ learning environment. The course is highly recommended for emergency response personnel interested in learning how to effectively operate within a fully functional incident command system and meets the NIMS Integration Center requirements for ICS Level 300. 

ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System - G400
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity. 

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course (APS Elective Course) - L146
The HSEEP Training Course incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP volumes. Throughout the course, participants will learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The HSEEP Training Course is an interactive course that allows participants to share personal lessons learned and best practices while gaining practical experience. In addition to the instructor-led course presentations, the course includes small group activities, videos, and group discussions. The course length is 3 days.  

EOC Management And Operations (APS Required Course) - G775
This 2-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations. The course covers many aspects of properly locating and designing an EOC, how to staff, train, and brief EOC personnel, and how to operate an EOC during various situations. It is modular so that it is flexible enough to meet various jurisdictions' needs. 

Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning (APS Elective Course) - G358
This 12 hour course is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skill needed to design and implement and evacuation and re-entry plan for their jurisdictions. It uses a community's vulnerability analysis and evacuation plan. It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and re-entry more efficient.

ICS/EOC Interface Workshop (APS Required Course) - G191
This course is designed to enable participants to develop an ICS/EOC interface implementation strategy, or action plan, for their community. The course reviews the ICS and EOC models of emergency management operations, including coordination, communication and chief executive decision-making. It enhances knowledge and skills needed for clarifying roles, responsibilities, and relationships prior to a disaster through small and large group exercises. 

Local Damage Assessment - G55
When a disaster or major emergency occurs, damage assessment must be done quickly and accurately, to reduce the impact on people and identify resource needs. This information enables the direction of emergency response personnel and resources to the most appropriate areas and helps identify the need for additional resources. The purpose of this course is to equip local officials with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to be able to conduct rapid and effective Needs and Damage Assessments in order to save lives and protect property. This course is for State and local officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure. 

Local Mitigation Planning Workshop (APS Required Course) - G318
This course provides plan developers with the information necessary to prepare and implement a local hazard mitigation plan. Course Objectives: Define hazard mitigation and identify the benefits of mitigation planning; Develop or update a local mitigation plan; Identify resources and guidance available for mitigation planning and plan implementation.

Local Volunteer and Donations Management (APS Elective Course) - G288
This 1 1/2 day workshop addresses the planning and operations of an effective donations management system to ensure efficient use of undesignated donations and spontaneous volunteers during a disaster in conjunction with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and State and local government. State and local leaders within government and VOAD organizations who have responsibilities in the donations area are encouraged to attend this important course on planning and operating the donations management function. 

Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters - G489
The purpose of this course is to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. All course participants should be familiar with their own State and local government Emergency Operations Plan annex, if one exists, on the use of spontaneous volunteers and volunteers affiliated with relief organizations. 

Mitigation for Emergency Managers (APS Required Course) - G393
This course is designed to enable the non-technical emergency worker to acquire skills in the use of mitigation. The course provides training in how to perform mitigation activities fundamental to reducing and eliminating long-term risk from hazards. It addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager (or other local government representative) in mitigation: motivator, coordinator, and monitor in local implementation of the National Mitigation Strategy.

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education (APS Elective) - L363
This FEMA course was designed to be delivered to teams of campus personnel who are responsible for creating, reviewing, implementing and exercising emergency operations plans. The target audience for this course is people who have traditional response or strategic experience, but minimal experience in emergency management planning. The three-day course is primarily interactive presentations and class exercises coupled with numerous individual and small-group practice activities. This course trains teams of 6-8 people from each campus, who can take those skills and knowledge back to their own campuses to facilitate the emergency planning process. The make/up of the team is decided by each campus and should be selected from these positions (one person per position): Community first responders (Fire, EMS); City/County OES; Campus security or law enforcement; Campus Emergency Management; Campus Administration; Risk Management; PIO/Communication; Facilities Management; Student Affairs (health, housing, dining, etc); Employee/Occupational Health; Counseling (students and/or staff); Faculty and/or Students; Information Technology

MultiHazard Emergency Planning for Schools (APS Elective Course) - G364
This 2-day course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. After completing this course, participants will be able to: • Refine or develop a school emergency operations plan (EOP). Throughout the course, the school will review the existing EOP, determine areas for improvement, and make changes/updates to the EOP. • Identify how to train and exercise the EOP. The school will describe the benefits of training and exercising the school’s EOP, and identify who needs to be involved in training and exercising the EOP. 

Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters (APS Elective Course) - G366
The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.

Public Information Officer Awareness Training - G289
The Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G0289) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in Executive Level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency. The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial level of government and in the private and nongovernmental sectors. This is the first course in the Public Information Training Series.

Basic Public Information Officer Training (APS Elective Course) - G290
The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G0290) is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to start applying basic concepts underlying the Public Information Officer (PIO) role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. This course will consider the value of communication before, during and after an incident. It will help PIOs identify critical audiences, both internal and external. The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal or territorial level of government and in the private and nongovernmental sectors. This is the second course in the Public Information Training Series. 

JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs - G291
The Joint Information System/Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local Public Information Officers Course (G291) is designed for PIOs with experience in the field who will be working in a JIS/JIC. This course will outline the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within ICS. The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal or territorial level of government and in the private and nongovernmental sectors. This is the third course in the Public Information Training Series.

Rapid Needs Assessment (APS Required Course) - G557
This course provides information and resources that will enable participants to plan an effective Damage Assessment Program and conduct rapid and effective damage assessments in order to save lives, protect property and the environment, and begin the process of Recovery and Mitigation. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Required courses.