Course Descriptions

  A Coordinated Response to Food Emergencies: Practice and Execution - PER273
This course provides responders with training on all-hazards food emergency response procedures with an emphasis on enhancing communication to facilitate the response effort. For the purposes of this course, food emergencies may include terrorism, naturally occurring events or accidents that impact the food chain with the potential for mass consequences. The course focuses on federal, state and local agency communication and coordination during the response to and recovery from such emergencies.

  A Prepared Jurisdiction: Integrated Response to a CBRNE Incident - PER219
This course is a problem-based course for small- to medium-sized jurisdictions. The course provides an opportunity for the jurisdiction and its participants to develop and/or refine strategies for responding to incidents in which suspected WMD devices may be in transit via rail, truck, barge, or inter-modal cargo container. The course includes related training intended to provide realistic scenarios that will provide the foundation for the learning activities. This course affords opportunities for the jurisdication's participants to train using a facilitated-discussion process supported by scenario-driven field training. Finally, the jurisdiction can use this training course as a self-assessment process for its decision-making capabilities, as well as its WMD-terrorist response preparedness. Prerequisites: This course is delivered at the jurisdictional level. Attendees of this course must have received response training commensurate with their level of participation (i.e., Awareness, Performance, Management, and Planning levels). This course is intended to engage an entire jurisdiction and requires the participation of 1) Officials with the direct authority to create policy, commit resources, and make decisions concerning life safety and risk management, and 2) response teams responsible for handling an incident. The jurisdiction applying for the course must satisfy established requirements (logistical, participant, and educational) prior to scheduling the course.

  Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection - MGT414
The purpose of this management level course is to extend the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the awareness level course (AWR213) and to formulate considerations for the resiliency of jurisdictional assets leveraging cross-sector partnerships. These considerations as part of a resiliency action plan will enhance the whole community's ability to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. The course will implement the National Preparedness Goal by facilitating the development of Resiliency Action Plans, involving all jurisdictional critical infrastructure partners. This will increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts. AUDIENCE: This management level course is intended for critical infrastructure owners/operators and managers, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government senior officials and managers. PREREQUISITES: None, recommend that students take AWR213 prior to the class.

  Advanced Forensic Investigations for Hazardous Environments - PER228
The Advanced Forensic Investigations for Hazardous Environments course is a five day course that provides participants with the essential skills to investigate a hazardous environment crime scene for the identification, documentation, presumptive forensic testing, collection, packaging, preservation, decontamination, and transportation to the laboratory for analysis of hazardous environment forensic evidence. The course will address these areas by following the FBI 12-step crime scene management process as applied to an event of high consequence. This will enable participants to properly collect evidence that may be used in a criminal prosecution. Finally, this course is intended to enhance the participant's skills needed to provide expert testimony for the successful prosecution of a criminal hazardous environment. PREREQUISITES: Has successfully completed an institutionally delivered, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) Awareness-level training course or higher.

  Advanced Incident Command System - ICS400
ICS-400 is specific to personnel who will be serving in the following positions: command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers. The target audience for ICS-400 is all emergency responders including fire, EMS, emergency management, law enforcement, public health and public works. Prerequisites are ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-700 and ICS-800.

  Advanced Tactical Operations: WMD Interdiction - PER227
The goal of this course is to provide agency tactical teams with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to train, equip, and prepare for implementing a safe and effective preemptive response to WMD incidents. This course is designed to address technical and practical aspects of implementing an effective and safe tactical law enforcement response to a WMD incident.

  All Hazards Planning for Animal, Agricultural, and Food Related Disasters - MGT448
This 8-hour course will provide the background information needed to lead a multi-agency team of emergency planners in the development of an ESF annex for food and/or animal related disasters to supplement their community’s existing EOP. The course will address topics such as agro terrorism; detection and diagnosis; the unique challenges that rural communities face in planning for and responding to food and/or animal related disasters; utilization of Emergency Support Functions (ESF); recovery and the importance of sustainable operations during a disaster event; and mapping a community to identify areas of vulnerability and resources. All content will be presented through instructor led delivery with hands-on, problem-solving activities completed in small groups during the class. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, and IS800. All can be completed at https://training.fema.gov/IS/. Recommended (not required): AWR328 All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters; AWR117 Preparing Communities for Animal, Plant, and Food Incidents-An Introduction; MGT383 Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions

  All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters - AWR328
This course will provide tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure involving animals in rural communities. The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia and carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, federal support available during recovery, and unique considerations for conducting jurisdictional assessments and mapping evacuation routes. All content will be presented in a blended learning style in which introductory material will be presented online and hands-on, problem-solving activities will be completed in small groups at the face-to-face portion of the class. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, and IS700. Prerequisites can be found and completed at https://training.fema.gov/IS. In addition a Web Based Training (WBT) course is required to be completed prior to approval. Information on the WBT will be provided when individuals register for the class.

  Ammonium Nitrate Awareness - MERC044
This course will expand on the chemical and physical properties of ammonium nitrate, it's inherent hazards and what conditions present an immediate danger to the responder. Firefighting , spill response, and other tactical considerations will be discussed. Students will be exposed to an in class demonstration of rapid detection techniques for identifying this chemical on the street. It is a required chemical in the "one pot" or "shake and bake" methamphetamine synthesizing.

  Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness - MERC043
This 2 hour course will provide an overview of the chemical and physical properties of Anhydrous Ammonia and how they dictate response options for emergency responders. This course will also cover tactical options for first-due engine companies for mitigation of releases, protecting lives, and performing rescues. Decontamination, PPE and other tactical considerations will also be explored. This course is a 2 hour workshop only and the student does NOT need PPE.

  Basic Infectious Disease Training for Law Enforcement - MO152
This course will offer police officers and other public safety personnel a general overview of the most common unseen pathogens which can cause and spread an infectious disease. It will identify likely transmission sources and preventive steps that can be taken to prevent or minimize the likelihood of exposure while on patrol. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Personnel, Correction Officers/Jailers, Conveyance Officers, Evidence/Property Processors, Fingerprint Technicians, Probation/Parole Officers, Security Officers/Baliffs, Detention Center Staff - Technical Studies.

  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. The prerequisites for taking the G290 course are: G289, Public Information Officer Awareness Training; Participants can take the other prerequisites offered through the Independent Study section of the FEMA website: IS100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.); IS702.a, NIMS Public Information Systems; IS909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone. Completion of IS29 Public Information Officer Awareness may be substituted for the G289 course.

  Biological Incidents Awareness - AWR118
The course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occured in the recent past; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorists weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public).

  Biological Incidents Awareness, Train-the-Trainer - AWR118-1
The course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred in the recent past; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorist weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public).

  CAMEO 40 Hour Train the Trainer - MERC021
Target Audience: Existing CAMEO users and trainers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the software package and/or those wishing to become CAMEO trainers. Course Content: This is a comprehensive and intensive course designed as preparatory for the CAMEO Certified Instructor Exam. Those wishing to register for this class should have completed the 3-day Basic Introductory Course and the Advanced CAMEO course and/or be very familiar with basic CAMEO functions, such as, researching the CAMEO Chemicals data, creating ALOHA plumes, plotting plumes on MARPLOT, entering/editing CAMEOfm Facility, Special Location, Resource, and Route records and other data, linking CAMEOfm records to MARPLOT map objects, producing basic report outputs, and manipulating MARPLOT maps. Class Participants should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft EXCEL and WORD programs. Some topics covered in this course are: Understanding how CAMEO Chemicals Reactivity Worksheet operates Reviewing the CAMEO Chemical data sources Adding/Editing CAMEOfm data using EXCEL spreadsheet techniques Producing customized reports Using CAMEOfm and ALOHA with Google Earth Importing and Exporting data for CAMEOfm and MARPLOT Importing and Exporting MARPLOT map data via shapefile operations Importing and Exporting MARPLOT data via EXCEL spreadsheet methods Creating and displaying multiple ALOHA plumes on MARPLOT, ArcView, and Google Earth Understanding ALOHA outputs for Toxics and for Fires&Explosions models Understanding the four ALOHA Source Model operations and limitations Importing and Exporting MARPLOT maps and aerial photos Linking MARPLOT and CAMEO using EXCEL spreadsheet methods Producing Population Estimates using MARPLOT Attaching Videos, Movies, Photos, EXCEL spreadsheets, WORD documents, PDF file to CAMEOfm Facility, Special Location, and Resource records Importing and geo-locating digital photos to MARPLOT Customizing map outputs Managing an integrated CAMEO system for multiple computers Students must provide their own laptop computers for this course. For Missouri participants no state funding for travel is available for this course, but travel to this course may be funded by your LEPC.

  CAMEO 8 Hour Update (Awareness) - MERC015
CAMEO (Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations) is a software tool designed to aid HazMat Responders in the preparation and planning phases of Hazmat response. The program includes a mapping tool, MARPLOT and an air modeler, ALOHA. Recently there have been significant updates to the Cameo software suite including a new chemical library, an online database component and new mapping and air modeling techniques. This class will focus on installation of the software, new developments in the software package as well as a general review of basic capabilities. Student must bring tablet or laptop.

  Campus Emergencies: Prevention, Response and Recovery - MGT324
This two-day course provides campus leaders; faculty governance; student governance; campus law enforcement and security departments; campus health, medical, and mental health services; campus public affairs; jurisdictional law enforcement and public safety agencies; and jurisdictional public information officers with an understanding and ability to navigate difficult aspects of dealing with campus emergencies—either natural events or human-caused events including acts of violence. The course consists of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that require a coordinated, integrated approach to solve. Through tabletop scenarios, course participants will observe a developing incident and respond in a manner consistent with currently established campus and jurisdictional emergency operations procedures.

  Chemical Suicide: Information for Community Agencies - MERC020
Missouri Emergency Response Commission in cooperation with New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control has developed Chemical Suicide: Information for Community Agencies. Although you may not have heard of Chemical Suicide it is happening across the U.S. and has already happened in Missouri. This method of suicide has grown rapidly in Japan since 2007 and experts agree that it will continue to grow here in the U.S. over the next several years. This form of suicide creates some very dangerous hazards due to the highly toxic gasses that are created. This one hour course will provide background on the history of Chemical Suicide in Japan and the US. It will provide details of the chemicals most commonly used during Chemical Suicide, their affect on the victim and precautions a person or agency should take to protect themselves or others in the event of a chemical suicide. This course will also provide several case studies of Chemical Suicides within the United States.

  Chemical Suicide:Information for Emergency Responders - MERC019
Missouri Emergency Response Commission has developed Chemical Suicide: Information for Emergency Responders. Chemical Suicides have taken place in Missouri and continue to grow in numbers across the United States. This method of suicide has grown rapidly in Japan since 2007 and experts agree that it will continue to grow here in the U.S. over the next several years. This form of suicide creates some very dangerous hazards for the emergency responder due to the highly toxic gasses that are created. This three and one-half hour classroom course will provide background on the history of Chemical Suicide in Japan and the US. It will provide a detailed look at the chemicals most commonly used during Chemical Suicide, their effect on the victim and precautions the responder should take to protect themselves during the response. This course will also provide several case studies of Chemical Suicides within the United States. And finally, we will discuss basic emergency response practices that you as a responder should take into consideration when faced with a Chemical Suicide response. This course is POST approved with 3.5 hours of Technical Studies CEUs. This course provides 3.5 hours of BEMS elective CEUs. This course provides CEUs for recertification in Division of Fire Safety Instructor, Inspector, and Investigator certifications. Due to the subject matter of this course we suggest that participants are 18 or older This course does not meet Division of Fire Safety certification requirements

  Community Cyber Security Exercise Planning - MGT385
This 2-day non-technical course is designed to assist exercise planners incorporate cyber into an exercise in meaningful ways. Participants will be introduced to cyber topics and how cyber can impact the business operations of an organization and community. Lecture and activities will explore objectives, players, cyber injects and challenges to incorporating cyber into exercises. Participants will be exposed to many possible injects and scenarios that can be used in an exercise. Prerequisites: Completion of AWR 136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security. Audience: Personnel currently or likely to be involved in the development and execution of exercises within their community.

  Community Emergency Response Team Train the Trainer - G428
This course produces competent instructors for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training course. Selection Criteria: People who will serve as the Course Manager for the CERT Basic Training course and people who will be CERT Basic Training course instructors in any capacity. Prerequisites: Must have a referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency. The CERT-sponsoring agency could be a local, regional, or state government agency. If the CERT TTT course is sponsored by a state CERT coordinating agency, must have approval from that agency as well. Must have taken the CERT Basic Training course.

  Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters - MGT409
This course will provide medium- to high-level decision makers with comprehensive planning tools to mitigate impacts on communities during large-scale incidents. This course examines the need for collaboration among responders in a community-wide disaster response. The training will be delivered through a combination of facilitated discussion, hands-on training, and traditional classroom-style instruction. Recognizing that response to disaster differs by locale, the course is designed to be tailored based on local participant needs. Prerequisites: Introduction to Incident Command System (IS.100 or IS100.HCb); ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS200) and National Incident Management Systems: An Introduction (IS700).

  Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (APS Elective Course) - G108
This course is designed to provide training for local communities to prepare for and manage this function effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations and businesses to work together in coordination with Emergency Management and traditional Mass Care providers to plan and provide Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services to those affected by disaster. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Elective courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS.

  Cost Documentation - MO60
This 4 hour course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the concepts and procedures used to document the eligible disaster-related costs for Federal disaster assistance. Open to anyone who may become involved with damage assessment following a natural or technological disaster. Recommended participants include, but are not limited to: Local elected officials, Emergency Management personnel, Emergency response personnel, Public Works and Volunteer Agency Administrators.

  Criminal Intelligence Analysis Essentials - AWR315
This awareness-level course presents participants with the fundamental core capabilities required for intelligence analysis from an all-crimes, all-hazards perspective, encompassing traditional crimes, domestic and international acts of terrorism, and other potential crises. It introduces entry-level intelligence personnel to intelligence and the difference between information and intelligence, the Intelligence Community, and the responsibilities of an intelligence analyst. The course teaches participants the goals of and uses of intelligence analysis, the range of intelligence customers, and the importance of having a thorough understanding of the customer’s intelligence need. It reviews and examines each of the six steps in the intelligence process and the importance of critical and creative thinking to each step. Intelligence-led policing, the information sharing environment, and suspicious activity reporting are reviewed, as well as legal authorities and guidance including privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties legislation. The course also reviews the benefits of forming strategic partnerships and collaborative networks. The ultimate goal is to ensure intelligence personnel receive a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities to increase their capacity to produce intelligence. This foundation of knowledge will enhance the individual’s contributions to preventing and responding to criminal acts, including domestic or international acts of terrorism, and promoting public safety. The target audience of this course consists of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement, criminal justice or investigative personnel who are responsible for supporting or participating in the criminal intelligence process. Positions responsible for this process may include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers and investigators, supervisors, analysts, corrections intelligence personnel, and fusion center personnel.

  Crisis Leadership and Decision Making - MGT340
This seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior officials at the city, county, regional, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants will discuss the strategic- and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons learned from past natural and human-made disasters.

  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents - Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, FIrst Responders, and Local School Systems, Train-the-Trainer - AWR148-1
Developed by the University of Findlay as a member of the RDPC, this instructor-led course is designed to prepare individuals to teach the AWR 148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems curriculum in their jurisdictions. Characteristics of adult learners, types of learning styles, and effective preparation strategies are discussed in an adult learning module. Participants are required to conduct a teach-back using their knowledge of the subject matter and adult learning principles. Major discussion points relative to the AWR 148 course materials are reviewed to ensure participants fully grasp the elements that must be in place to effectively plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from a school-based emergency. This Train-the-Trainer course emphasizes the collaboration and communication that must exist amongst the local emergency responders, school personnel, and other community stakeholders for maximum coordination in the event of a school-based incident.

  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers - MGT417
The purpose of this 2 day management/planning level course is to provide the operational-level details to support many of the topics covered in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems awareness-level course. Rural schools, law enforcement, other emergency responders, and community stakeholders are often limited in their access to resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate in planning, preparation, communication, response, and recovery in the event of a school-based incident. Moreover, these affected parties must come together to practice their interoperable skills through drills and exercises to ensure the strategies in place provide for an effective crisis response and collaborative recovery. With the intent of building upon the foundation of the AWR 148 course and utilizing an all-hazards approach, this two-day course will provide content instruction, develop concept-specific skills, and provide opportunities for law enforcement, school personnel, and community stakeholders to collaboratively apply the course objectives in scenario-based applications. Topics covered in this course include: • All-Hazards Planning and • Preparedness • Vulnerability Assessments • Threat Assessment Management • All-Hazards Response • All-Hazards Recovery • Scenario-Based Activities. Prerequisites: Highly recommended - AWR148 or AWR148-W (the AWR148-W can be found and completed at https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/courses/awr-148-w/; IS100.a, IS700.a, IS800.b, and IS200.b. The IS courses can be found and completed at http://training.fema.gov/IS/

  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement Personnel, First Responders and Local School Systems - AWR148
This awareness level course has been developed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and personnel on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to a school-based emergency. Rural schools, law enforcement, and other emergency responders are often limited in resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing, communicating, responding, and recovering from a school-based incident. This course provides an opportunity to partner the rural emergency response community and the local school systems. Specifically, this course will allow them to collabrate, communicate, and share information, to achieve coordinated awareness of, prevention of, protection against, and response to school-based incidents in a rural community. PREREQUISITES: Attendees must be US Citizens.

  Critical Asset Risk Management - MGT315
The purpose of this course is to help prevent, reduce, or mitigate the potential consequences of a domestic terrorist attack, natural catastrophe, or other emergency using all-hazards scenarios to determine site-specific consequences and their impacts to a jurisdiction. The information gained through the application of these training concepts may be used to develop appropriate action plans to reduce consequences and manage risks. This course provides training to assist emergency responders and other local stakeholders (operating as a multidisciplinary team) in analyzing existing security measures and formulating a strategy for mitigation. Prerequisites: Participants should possess a working knowledge of the jurisdiction's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Terrorism Incident Annex (TIA).

  Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks - PER335
This course provides first responders from multiple disciplines with skills to manage the initial response to a large-scale attack in a chaotic environment during a complex coordinated attack (CCA). It aims to train responders in how to use intuitive skills such as observation, analysis, anticipation, and awareness to recognize the possibility of an attack involving multiple incidents of an extreme magnitude that inundate resources, exceed conventional tactics and strategies, and often require a joint response involving members from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. Topics for discussion include recognizing the characteristics of a potential CCA; coordinating and integrating the response of multiple disciplines and agencies; managing resources; using information gathering and sharing to develop awareness; and solving problems using creative thinking. Participants will learn to gather and disseminate critical information accordingly in order to facilitate rapid analysis. They will also learn to recognize and prevent potential response obstacles or risks to safety including self-deployment and over convergence of assets. Participants will apply the skills learned in Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks through interactive activities, facilitated discussion, and practical application in a training environment.

  Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness - AWR213
The course focuses on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. An understanding of the national approach to critical infrastructure enables critical infrastructure stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

  Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems - MGT345
This course introduces the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which electric power systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazard may induce. Measures to reduce risk are discussed along with the importance of integration of the full range of capabilities and emergency response organizations when developing a response plan. Participants review the responsibilities of utilities during incident recovery, organize information for presentation to the public and media during an incident, and discuss activities involved in disaster planning. Prerequisites: Participants are encouraged to take the online courses IS100, IS700, and IS800 found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp before attending this course.

  Disaster Management for Public Services - MGT317
With this real world training, public service professionals can extend their knowledge and skills necessary for protecting their communities and infrastructure from potential or actual threats. During this course, participants work together in multidisciplinary teams to apply the course information with their professional experience in a variety of hands-on, small group activities, and disaster scenarios. This course brings together emergency management personnel who are expected to identify and mitigate hazards, and who plan and manage disaster response and recovery efforts within their jurisdictions. Representatives from public service agencies, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency planning, public health, and hazardous materials response organizations are encouraged to attend. Participants will be introduced to natural and man-made disasters to which public services may be vulnerable. This course also explains emergency planning and management and the regulatory systems, documents, and directives that guide disaster response. Response factors, such as hazard control zones, resources, and responder safety are also discussed. Recovery considerations, such as funding assistance and demobilization, are also explained. Prerequisites: Participants are expected to have successfully completed IS-100PWb, IS-200, and IS-700. These courses can be found online at: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.

  Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities - MGT343
The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course is designed to provide training to water and wastewater professionals on issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents affecting water and/or wastewater facilities. This course introduces the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Legislation that serves to aid in the planning and response to a natural or man-made incident is discussed along with measures that can mitigate threats to the water and wastewater systems. Participants are guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agencies Response Protocol Toolbox to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Prerequisites: Participants are encouraged to take the online courses IS100, IS700, and IS800 found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp before attending this course.

  Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within the Community Infrastructure - MGT341
Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within the Community Infrastructure brings together those individuals from the hospital and healthcare community who are responsible for ensuring the resiliency of healthcare services during a high consequence or catastrophic event within a jurisdiction. Through a focus on preparedness processes and activities, this course provides an opportunity for participants to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations during all types of disasters.

  Earthquake Safety for Schools - G434.A
This course is designed to describe the effects of an earthquake; explain how to mitigate those effects; state the key elements of an earthquake plan for preparedness, response, and recovery; and outline the procedures for training and exercises related to that emergency plan.

  Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions - MGT383
This 8-hour planning and management-level course is designed to provide rural first responders with the knowledge and skills to develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for their local jurisdiction or region. Participants are provided with knowledge on the planning process, the different types of emergency operations plan formats, and the components of each. Participants engage in scenarios that are designed to reinforce the lessons learned and to enable them to determine the best format for their particular jurisdiction and to organize the various planning components into an EOP. Prerequisites: Must be a US citizen and completion of IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, IS235 independent study courses. These courses can be completed online at http://training.fema.gov/IS/.

  Emergency Planning for Campus Executives - G367
This 2-hour overview of Emergency Planning serves as a briefing for executives of institutions of higher education (IHEs). It provides them with insights into multi-hazard Emergency Planning and their role in protecting lives, property, and operations. The course consists of seven modules which can be delivered independently so that executives can tailor it to fit their schedules and needs. The seven modules are: Emergency Management: What Is It? Why Do It?; Executive-Level Support. Developing Your Emergency Operations Plan; Evaluating Your EOP; Responding Using Incident Command System; Emergency Operations Center; Engaging Your Campus The target audience for this delivery is Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts, Chancelors, Deans, and other leadership positions at insitutions of higher education.

  Emergency Response to Chemical Process Industries - MERC014
The Emergency Response to Chemical Process Industries course is a one-day student-centered, instructor-led training. The activities are designed by first responders, for first responders, to address key issues related to their health and safety at chemical process industry incidents. A special cadre of IAFF master instructors selected from the IAFF’s instructor team has been trained to deliver the course. All emergency response personnel are encouraged to attend. The overall goal of the program is to train first responders to use Analyze, Plan, Implement and Evaluate (APIE): A Risk-Based Response Process to effectively respond to incidents involving the chemical process industry, and reduce responder injury and death. The purpose of the course is to help decrease the number of injuries and deaths of emergency response personnel responding to chemical process industry incidents. This course also gives first responders the opportunity to learn new strategies they can use to help decrease injury and death in their departments. Topics include pre-incident planning, as well as the specific actions for each step in APIE: A Risk-Based Response Process. Attending this training satisfies most of the annual hazardous materials refresher requirements as stated in OSHA 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). However, 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) requires that the employer certify that an individual has met all of the requirements and competencies identified under 1910.120(q)(6)(i) and 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii). It is still the responsibility of the employer/department to ensure that all competencies are met. Examples of additional information that needs to be covered include: how to perform basic control containment and confinement, as well as ensuring the employee has an understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs).

  Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents - PER220
This course prepares participants to perform safely and effectively during an incident involving biological agents. It provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders and medical personnel during a biological incident. The course provides a brief overview of the terrorist threat that faces the United States today including types of biological agents that could be used in terrorist attacks, tactics for identifying the presence of a potential biological threat and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using equipment readily available to most emergency responders). This course also supports the necessity for teamwork (Incident Command/Unified Command) among all responding agencies and actions that law enforcement personnel can take to support and facilitate the operations of fire and medical services as well as other responding agencies.

  Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management - MGT440
The Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management course is a scenario-based practicum of three primary areas within the field of sports and special events management: a) incident management, b) crowd and evacuation management; and c) crisis information management. The course is intended to prepare emergency responders as well as event management personnel, concessionaries, athletic department personnel, and elected and chief executives who would be involved in the preparation for and response to a large-scale incident during sporting or special events. There are three rigorous, simulation-supported, scenario-based emergency response activities designed to hone both individual and team building decision-making and incident management skills in the context of sports and special events operations.

  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. Selection Criteria: State and local individuals responsible for developing, staffing, managing, and operating an EOC. Other EOC staff members are encouraged to attend. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Required courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS

  EOC Operations for All-Hazards Events - MGT346
This is a 3-day course delivered in the requestor's jurisdiction. It focuses on the processes and procedures necessary to ensure efficient, effective, and repeatable functioning of an emergency operations center at any level from local to state. The key processes are reviewed and demonstrated via classroom lecture and activities, and then reinforced during computer simulation supported exercises. Audience: Personnel who have emergency management duties at any level from the local jurisdiction to the state, or who have duties in an EOC during times of crisis. Prerequisites: None required, but IS100, 200, 300, 700 and 800 would be beneficial.

  Essentials of Community Cyber Security - AWR136
The course provides individuals, community leaders, and first-responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency response in a community. It also serves as a cursory introduction to cyber threats, vulnerabiliities, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cyber security program. This course is a prerequisite to attending the MGT384 The EOC's Role in Community Cyber Security and MGT385 Community Cyber Security Exercise Planning.

  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. THIS COURSE DOES NOT ADDRESS THE DECISION TO EVACUATE OR RE-ENTER. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Elective courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS

  Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals - MGT335
This course teaches community leaders and public safety professionals how to plan for event security, a critical part of successful event planning. This is a planning- and management-level course designed to introduce basic principles and skills associated with planning security for a variety of events that range from small events to large-scale, regional events involving personnel from multiple agencies and jurisdictions. This course enables participants to recognize and plan ade¬quate strategies and security measures to prevent or mitigate incidents. Further, this course uses the all-hazards Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) approach to: 1) identify threats and hazards; 2) assess risks; and 3) establish planning measures to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk. This course is designed to foster a Whole Community approach to event security planning and encourages participa-tion among law enforcement, emergency management, EMS, fire service, and public health personnel, as well as other stakeholders who have a responsibility for security during planned event (e.g., event organizers). The Whole Community approach reinforces the benefits of cross-discipline collaboration in advance planning for event security.

  Flood Fight Operations (APS Elective Course) - G361
This course will take participants through the complete process from well before the flood to clean-up afterwards. While this training emphasizes how to conduct a flood fight, it provides information to help communities decide if a flood fight is possible and worth the effort and cost. Diagrams with materials lists and equipment and labor requirements to construct various types of temporary flood protection can be used to help determine if there is enough time and resources to protect the community. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Elective courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS

  Handling Propane Gas Emergencies - MERC034
This comprehensive training curriculum was developed by a group of highly qualified propane product and container specialist from the National Propane Gas Association. This course is about how to safely respond to, mitigate and control an emergency incident involving propane or LP-Gas. Students will learn the physical properties and characteristics of propane and how to properly manage an incident scene. Students will become proficient in their tactical responses by participating as teams in live fire approaches of simulated LP-Gas releases. Students will learn relevant safety features of propane storage devices and other considerations of tank designs. Must be 18 to participate in live burn portions of the class. May still attend lecture portion.

  Hazardous Materials Incident Response: 80 Hour Technician - MERC037
This course meets NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (2013 edition) Prerequisites include: Missouri DFS Certifications for Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations. This course also requires additional documentation from appropriate supervisor before approval will be given. Please email lisa.jobe@sema.dps.mo.gov for more information. The POST control number of 416141505 was valid for courses taken up to 07/30/2014. All courses completed after that date , with new materials are POST approved control # 910141018. All courses completed after 1/20/15 will carry the updated POST control number of 12015257

  Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Awareness - MERC001
This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, (2013 Edition), OSHA 29 CFR 1910. 120. Topics will include:First Responder Roles; Identifying Hazardous Materials; Determining Routes of Entry; Understanding Hazardous Materials Regulations and Definitions; Identifying Occupancy Types and Locations where you could find Hazardous Materials; Identifying Container Shapes, Placards, Labels, and Markings, and Colors that could identify Hazardous Materials; Understanding Written Resources such as Shipping Papers and Safety Data Sheets; Understand how to use the Emergency Response Guide (2012); Understanding how using your Senses can harm you; Understand how Monitoring and Detection Devices can help you identify hazardous Materials; and How to identify a Terrorist Attack and Illicit Laboratories. Successful completion will require a score of 70% or greater on the written exam. Successful completion of this course meets the prerequisite for the Missouri Division of Fire Safety certification testing. No pre-requisites. Please Note: on 7/23/14 the POST control number was changed from 1030090941 to 723140607 to reflect new standards and course material updates.

  Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Operations - MERC002
This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, (2013 Edition), and OSHA 29 CFR 1910. 120. Topics will include:Chemical Properties and Hazardous Materials Behavior; Incident Management; Strategic Goals and Tactical Objectives; Terrorist Attacks, Criminal Activities, and Disasters; Personal Protective Equipment; Decontamination; Product Control; Air Monitoring and Sampling; Victim Rescue and Recovery; Evidence Preservation and Sampling; and Illicit Labs. Successful completion will require a score of 70% or greater on the written exam and completion of the State Certified Practical Skills.Successful completion will require a score of 70% or greater on the written exam and successful completion of the State Certified Practical Skills exam. Pre-requisites –Successful completion of approved Hazardous Materials Awareness course; and compliant with 29 OSHA 1910.134 and NFPA 1500 7.14.3 (no facial hair shall come in contact with the SCBA mask).Full Personal Protective Equipment required; Helmet, hood, gloves, boots, bunker pants, bunker coat, and SCBA; or Tyvek suit, boots, hard hat, gloves and SCBA . Please Note: On 7/23/14 Post Control Number was changed from 1030090956 to 723140609 due to updated course to meet current standards.

  Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Technician - 0MERC003
SEE PREREQUISITES LINE BELOW* This course addresses 39 CFR 1910.120 Subpart Q and NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (2002 edition). Lecture, class participation, and application exercises will be used to examine the following topics; hazards and risks, sources of assistance, personal protective equipment, HazMat terms, control and confinement, toxicology, decontamination, site safety practices, surveying instruments, and assessment and mitigation. PPE and SCBA are required for to attend. *PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites for this course can be found at http://sema.dps.mo.gov/docs/programs/Executive/merc/Hazmat%20Technician%20Course%20Pre-Requisites2.pdf. Registrations will be approved and posted to the course roster after the HAZMAT Technician Course Prerequisite document has been received by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC). This course is not eligible for Division of Fire Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness or Operations certification testing.

  Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Training - MERC004
Hazwoper Refresher- This is an 8 hour course which will satisfy requirements to maintain certification for hazardous material technician. This course will review applicable laws, regulations, and standards, scene management, utilizing relevant technical documents, and review selection of PPE and decontamination methods. This is a lecture and hands on course where the students will be put into scenarios where they will have to research, and solve a variety of problems with a time period given to review and re-familiarize themselves with mitigation methods, techniques, and tools as well monitoring instrumentation. Pre requisites include the following: Hazmat Awareness or higher. Available topics are as follows: · Site Management · Identifying the problem · Hazard Assessment and Risk Evaluation · Selecting Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment · Information and Management and Resource Coordination · Implementing Response Objectives · Decontamination · Terminating the Incident

  Hazardous Weather & Flooding Preparedness (APS Elective Course) - G271
The purpose of this 2 day course is to provide training for local and state Emergency Managers who respond to hazardous weather events, while promoting partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Emergency Managers. The goal of this course is to enhance Emergency Managers’ ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.

  Hazmat IQ Training - MERC016
This eight-hour training is presented by HazMat IQ, LLC. HazMat IQ is a patented HazMat/WMD response system formulated from years of HazMat emergency response experience. This course describes a response tool that incorporates a series of easy-to-understand job aids called Smart Charts- an integral part of the Hazmat IQ system. These charts enable responders to handle an incident, based primarily on chemical names and associated chemical properties. Topic covered include: -20 Second Above the Line and Below the Line size-up -Chemical research in under two minutes -Selecting the correct meters -Choosing correct Mission Driven Personal Protective Equipment Target Audience: This course is recommended for response personnel with all levels of experience- especially those who desire a unique field chemistry refresher and an in-depth review of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Guide

  Hazmat Victim Decon for EMS - MERC036
Participants will learn how to: •Recognize and identify hazardous substances •Implement a response plan utilizing the incident command system •Establish a decontamination corridor •Protect themselves by selecting proper personal protective equipment •Triage, decontaminate, and treat victims The course instructor will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for participants to train with, including boots, chemical-resistant suits, gloves, and sample respiratory protection. Participants are encouraged to bring with them the actual respiratory protection that they would be expected to wear. Participants are also encouraged to dress in casual or athletic attire and should expect to experience mild exertion and thermal stress when performing practical exercises in PPE.

  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. Prerequisites: Completion of the IS120.a.

  Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response - AWR313
This awareness level mobile course addresses some of the major considerations a jusidiction is required to answer when creating plans, procedures, and tactics to prevent and respond to homemade explosive incidents. Course Objectives: Identify components, interactions, and physical properties associated with explosive materials and explosive events; Recognize precursor materials used in the making of homemade explosives, and the similarities and differences in the precursors used in homemade explosives and illicit drugs; Recognize the processes of making homemade explosives and the similarities and differences in the processes of homemade explosives and illicit drugs; Identify various types of homemade explosives based on the precursor and manufacturing equipment observed at a potential homemade explosive manufacturing location; Respond safely and appropriately to a possible incident involving some or all of the following - homemade explosive materials, precursors, or improvised explosive devices; Provide information to public and private sectors concerning the identification and prevention of bomb making activity. Prerequisites: Actively employed or auxiliary member of a state or local first responder agency.

  ICS300 Intermediate Incident Command System - G300
NIMS: Advanced Incident Command System (ICS 300) 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. Prerequisites: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700 and IS 800.

  ICS400 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. Prerequisites: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 and IS 700 and IS 800.

  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. Recommended: IS100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; IS200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; and/or EOC Management courses. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Required courses.

  Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foams - MERC032
This flammable liquid program was developed by National Foam and is considered one of the most comprehensive foam fire fighting programs in the nation. It is designed to assist with emergency response preparedness and to help increase the technical competence of firefighters. The course starts with a 4-hour classroom session and is followed by live fire evolutions, demonstrating the proper techniques for gaining access and controlling ignited and un-ignited flammable liquids. FULL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR INCLUDING SCBA IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN EVOLUTIONS AND RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE. Full PPE (fire fighting turn out gear) includes: helmet, hood, coat, bunker pants, gloves, and boots. It is recommended that PPE meet current NFPA standards for fire fighting protective equipment. Please note, you will also be required to be clean shaven to partake in the live fire evolutions and receive a certificate of completion. Must be 18 to participate in live burn portions of the class. May still attend lecture portion.

  Ignitable Liquids Ethanol Blended Fuels - MERC033
Must be 18 to participate in live burn portions of the class. May still attend lecture portion.

  Illicit Labs: A Safe Response for Public Service Personnel - MERC022
Given an 8-hour course on illicit drug labs, students will be able to describe illicit drug lab incidents and the duties of an operations level responder assigned to respond to illicit lab incidents as outlined in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. • Define terms—illicit drug labs and illicit weapons of mass destruction labs. • Describe historic trends in methamphetamine use and production. • Describe three general categories of illicit drug labs. • List at least five common locations of illicit drug labs. • List at least five clues for identifying illicit drug labs. • Describe operational hazards, considerations, and products involved in the illicit drug manufacturing process. • Describe potential booby traps encountered by response personnel. • Describe coordination of a joint reconnaissance when law enforcement has jurisdiction. • Describe safe procedures and tactical guidelines. • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and chemical protective clothing (CPC) for fire fighters and HazMat technicians responding to an illicit drug lab. • Discuss the limitations of structural fire fighting gear in preventing chemical exposures. • Describe decontamination procedures for responders and civilians encountered at an illicit drug lab. • Identify chemical hazards when responding to a reported illicit drug lab. • Describe atmospheres which need to be monitored. • Select appropriate detection devices when performing mission-specific operations. • Identify appropriate tactics to use based on mission-specific operations. • Identify appropriate applications of air monitoring and detection readings at different stages, or for a specific mission (e.g., in a situation where it’s a high-risk warrant). • Interpret readings from detection devices when monitoring an illicit lab. • Describe roles of the following personnel at the scene of illicit drug lab incidents: • First Responder • HazMat Technician • Emergency Medical Technician • Law Enforcement Agencies

  Incident Command System Train-the-Trainer - L449
This 4 day course will train participants to teach the NIMS courses that EMI offers. Those courses are IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800 and the G191 ICS/EOC Interface. The combined Train-the-Trainer will concentrate on “how to teach” the courses rather than on course content. Persons wishing to attend this course must have taken IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800 and the G191. Other prerequisites: Unit Instructors must have served as Incident Commander or in a command staff or general staff position in an incident that went beyond one operational period or required a written IAP; or, have specialized knowledge and experience for the audience, such as public health or public works. Also, formal instructor training such as college courses, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Facilitative Instructor M-410 course, Emergency Management Institute Master Trainer Program, or National Fire Academy Instructional Methodology class, or the Center for Domestic Preparedness Instructor Training Certification, or equivalent. Participants need to send documentation that they have the required prerequisites.

  Incident Command System TtT - G449
This 4 day course will train participants to teach the NIMS courses that EMI offers. Those courses are IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800 and ICS/EOC Interface. The combined Train-the-Trainer will concentrate on “how to teach” the courses rather than on course content. Persons wishing to attend this course must have taken IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800 and G191. Other prerequisites: Unit Instructors must have served as Incident Commander or in a command staff or general staff position in an incident that went beyond one operational period or required a written IAP; or, have specialized knowledge and experience for the audience, such as public health or public works. Also, formal instructor training such as college courses, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Facilitative Instructor M-410 course, Emergency Management Institute Master Trainer Program, National Fire Academy Instructional Methodology class, or the Center for Domestic Preparedness Instructor Training Certification, or equivalent.

  Incident Command Systems (ICS) Forms Review - MGT347
he Incident Command (ICS) Forms Review course provides a detailed introduction to emergency response supervisors and mid- to upper-level managers to the Incident Command System (ICS) forms used in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP)/Emergency Operations Center-Action Plan (IAP/EOC-AP). Participants will examine the primary forms used in an IAP/EOC-AP, as well as supporting and other utility forms. In addition, participants will review the planning process and where, within that process, the forms that are filled out and by whom. The workshop includes a practical application designed to instruct participants in the development of Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Time-based (SMART) control and management objectives.

  Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA) - PER232
ILERSBA is a performance level course developed with support and cooperation from the Department of Homeland Security, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and New Mexico Tech. This course provides front-line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack (person-borne or vehicle-borne) or a non-suicide attack (involving a vehicle-borne device). PREREQUISITES: Participants must be U.S. Citizens. Participants must have completed basic law enforcement training and, where applicable, on-the-job training under the supervision of a departmental training officer. All participants must have demonstrated successful performance as a patrol officer in a U.S., state or local law enforcement agency. All participants must have sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return. NOTE: Although the course targets law enforcement personnel; fire service and emergency medical services personnel will benefit by attending.

  Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA), Train the Trainer - PER232-1
ILERSBA is a performance level course developed with support and cooperation from the Department of Homeland Security, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and New Mexico Tech. This course provides front-line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack (person-borne or vehicle-borne) or a non-suicide attack involving a vehicle-borne device.

  Instructor Development Workshop - MGT323
This course primarily serves to give insight into adult education and to improve the instructional skills and styles of experienced instructors. The course focuses on best teaching and training practices, and it enhances understanding of instructional competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI). Emphasis is placed on the active, learner-centered style of delivery and student experience. The course includes problem-based training and concentrates on providing performance, technical, and higher-level skills instruction. Participants should be prepared to deliver two short presentation in small-group settings. The first, ten-minute presentation should focus on a casual topic such as a gobby or a process. The second, fifteen-minume presentation should focus on a topic that is work- or job-related. Prerequisites: It is recommended that participants have prior instructional and training experience and knowledge of instrutional methodology.

  Introduction to CAMEO - MERC027
This Performance-Level course provides training on the fundamental elements of the CAMEO Suite of programs as they relate to emergency situations. As such, it includes detailed technical information and hands-on practice of critical elements of the CAMEO fm system and its associated programs (ALOHA, MARPLOT, LandView, and Tier II Submit). To better understand how the programs interface, participants are provided opportunities to practice key procedures that allow users to enhance planning and response activities associated with community risks. These exercises clarify the connections between the programs and how they can enhance emergency planning and response activities. There are no prerequisites for attending this course; however, basic personal computer (PC) skills and knowledge is required. Familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and digital mapping is preferred.

  Introduction to Computer Aided-Management of Operations (CAMEO) Suite - PER229
This Performance-Level course provides training on the fundamental elements of the CAMEO Suite of programs as they relate to emergency situations. As such, it includes detailed technical information and hands-on practice of critical elements of the CAMEO fm system and its associated programs (ALOHA, MARPLOT, LandView, and Tier II Submit). To better understand how the programs interface, participants are provided opportunities to practice key procedures that allow users to enhance planning and response activities associated with community risks. These exercises clarify the connections between the programs and how they can enhance emergency planning and response activities. This is a hands-on computer lab course. Computers and software are provided for students use during training. There are no prerequisites for attending this course; however, basic personal computer (PC) skills and knowledge is required. Familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and digital mapping is preferred.

  Introduction to Computer Aided-Management of Operations (CAMEO) Suite -Train the Trainer - PER229-1
This Performance-Level course provides training on the fundamental elements of the CAMEO Suite of programs as they relate to emergency situations. As such, it includes detailed technical information and hands-on practice of critical elements of the CAMEOfm system and its associated programs (ALOHA, MARPLOT, LandView, and Tier II Submit). To better understand how the programs interface, participants are provided opportunities to practice key procedures that allow users to enhance planning and response activities associated with community risks. These exercises clarify the connections between the programs and how they can enhance emergency planning and response activities. This is a hands-on computer lab course. Computes and software are provided for students use during training. There are no prerequsites for attending this course; however, basic personal computer (PC) skills and knowledge is required. Familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and digital mapping is preferred.

  Introduction to Continuity of Government Planning for Rural Jurisdictions - MGT416
This eight hour management/planning course is designed to help officials and emergency responders from rural communities in the development of continuity plans that will ensure the continuity of essential government functions across a spectrum of emergencies. History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances. These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face increasingly frequent threats.

  Introduction to Global Harmonization for the Responder - MERC040
This course will: Give the student an understanding of the Global Harmonization System and how it effects them. Upon completion the student will have an understand of the Global Harmonization System and it’s effects on the fire service o Labeling o Placarding o Difference between NFPA, HMIS, and Global Harmonization labels/placards/markings The course will have a powerpoint presentation, a copy of the presentation with note taking guide to be given to the students, a flip chart to compare the differences in the two systems, and a test at the end of the course.

  Introduction to Radiological Nuclear WMD Operations - AWR140
The purpose of the Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Operations, AWR-140, course, is to provide awareness and operations level training to those participants, who in the course of their normal duties could encounter a radiological/nuclear incident. The course will introduce topics that are relevant to a radiological/nuclear operation: Radiation, Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats, Recognition and Notification, Protective Actions. This training will provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge of radiation and give the participant the awareness level knowledge (defensive posture) to respond to a radiological/nuclear WMD incident. It will train the awareness level tasks - recognition, self-protection, notification and secure the area - as it relates to a radiological incident. This will be accomplished by explaining protective actions and presenting administrative and engineering controls/procedures to help minimize health risks during a radiological emergency. The course also covers material found at the operations level and meets a large portion of NFPA-472 Annex D-Analyzing the Incident. Participants who complete this course (AWR-140) along with the CTOS Instrument Course and Operations Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMDs will have completed the competencies, behaviors and tasks found in NFPA-472 Annex D and met the intent of the Standard.

  Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities - MGT433
Half-day, management-level, instructor-led course designed to provide small, rural, and remote communities with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively plan for and respond to events that require isolation and/or quarantine of their populations in a variety of low- and high-impact situations. This course serves as primer for additional courses on this issue in discipline-specific areas. Students should review Prerequisite Module 5 content and video prior to class attendance.

  Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Public Safety Personnel - MGT432
This half-day course designed to provide public safety personnel in small, rural, and remote communities with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively plan for and respond to events that require isolation and/or quarantine of their populations in a variety of low- and high-impact situations. Prerequisites: MGT433 Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities

  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. The prerequisites for taking the G291 course are: G289, Public Information Officer Awareness Training; G290, Basic Public Information Officer Training; Participants can take the other prerequisites offered through the Independent Study section of the FEMA website: IS100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.); IS702.a, NIMS Public Information Systems; IS909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone. Completion of IS29 Public Information Officer Awareness may be substituted for the G289 course.

  Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (J-THIRA) - MGT310
The Jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional THIRA. Participant activities focus on the jurisdictional process for determining the ability to respond to human-caused, natural, and technological disasters. Participants will identify threats and hazards of concern, give the threats and hazards context, examine the core capabilities, set capability targets, and apply the results. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to: - Identify the major components of theThreat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process. - Conduct assessments to identify threats and hazards of concern. - Construct likely risk-based scenarios based on the results of a vulnerability assessment. - Estimate consequences for an assigned all-hazards scenario. - Conduct post-scenario surveys to identify jurisdictional required capabilities, compare those capabilities with current capabilities to determine "shortfalls and gaps" (Gap Analysis), and create a jurisdictional strategy to reduce these "shortfalls and gaps" by completing a needs assessment. Prerequisites: Completion of the online courses IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction and AWR-160-W: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders is recommended, but not required.

  Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) - PER275
Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers' awareness; however, there is a significant difference between awareness and readiness. Increased awareness of a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident. This is achieved through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises. Prerequisites: All participants must be local or state law enforcement officers.

  Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response, Train the Trainer - PER275-1
Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers' awareness; however, there is a significant difference between awareness and readiness. Increased awareness of a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident. This is achieved through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises. Prerequisites: All participants must be local or state law enforcement officers. Participants desiring to complete the train-the-trainer portion should have prior instructional experience and knowledge of instructional methodology and should have instructor certification by the authority having jurisdiction.

  Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts - AWR122
The course provides certified Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist in the prevention and/or deterrence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist incidents. Law enforcement officers are part of the front-line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents when the release of WMD agents is likely to occur as a result of criminal actions. The nature of their daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of their community that the general public does not share. This heightened community awareness, as well as the possibility that they may encounter terrorists unknowingly while conducting patrol functions, provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents. Prerequisites: Must be sworn members of a federal, state, county/parish, or municipal law enforcement agency currently assigned and functioning as patrol officers or line supervisors.

  Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts T-t-T - AWR122-1
Geared toward trainers, this course format prepares instructors to teach the indirect format of the Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts course. This course provides certified state, and local law enforcement officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist in preventing and/or deterring weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist incidents. Law enforcement officers are part of the front-line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents when the release of WMD agents is likely to occur as a result of criminal actions. The nature of their daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of their community the general public does not share. This heightened community awareness, as well as the possibility that they may encounter terrorists unknowingly while conducting patrol functions, provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents. Prerequisites: Must be sworn members of a state, county/parish, or municipal law enforcement agency who are currently assigned and functioning as patrol officers or line supervisors; Minimum of 3 years service with a law enforcement agency; Instructor certification by the authority having jurisdiction; Endorsement by the appropriate agency training supervisor; Government-issued identification card.

  Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments - AWR319
This is a one-day performance-level training course that develops the participants' knowledge and skills in conducting damage assessments. It provides participants with: An overview of the basic damage assessment process, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and the commonalities and differences in data requirements for different groups; A discussion of and practice conducting a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise; An opportunity to practice conducting a damage assessment with hands-on exercises using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) tools and software to collect damage assessments; and A brief discussion on the use of community and crowd-sourced information to enhance the damage assessment common operational picture. Prerequisites: It is highly suggested that participants complete the following FEMA Independent Study courses prior to course attendance: IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS100); IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction; IS-208.a: State Disaster Management; IS-559: Local Damage Assessment.

  Local Damage Assessment - G556
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. Recommended prerequisites include: < IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System < IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents < IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction < IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction < IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises < IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

  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. Prerequisites for this course are IS0100.b, IS0288.a and IS0700.a. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Elective courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS

  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. Completion of G288, Local Volunteer and Donations Management, prior to taking this course is recommended. In addition, the individuals should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems.

  Managing Food Emergencies: Strategies for a Community Response - MGT447
Managing Food Emergencies: Strategies for a Community Response is a management-level course that teaches participants how to manage food emergencies using the emergency operations center (EOC), Incident Command System (ICS) principles, and best management practices. Participants will manage a fictional food emergency using the guidelines and strategies of the Incident and Unified Command systems. The scenario will advance with every module, beginning with Module 2, from the point that a foodborne outbreak is detected. The scenario will progress throughout the modules from surveillance and into the transition to recovery. In Module 7, participants will engage in an after-action discussion to assess their current preparedness for a food emergency and the value of using ICS principles and practices, and adding Emergency Management as a food emergency response partner.

  Mass Fatalities Planning and Response for Rural Communities - AWR232
This 8-hour awareness-level, instructor-led course is designed to prepare rural first responders and officials with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to manage a mass fatality incident impacting their jurisdiction. Target audience includes first responders, coroners/medical examiners, public health officials, and others with responsibilities during a mass fatality incident. Issues addressed include establishing roles and responsibilities, assets management, remains processing and identification, diversity issues and development of a mass fatality plan that affect the construct of a mass fatality response.

  Maturing Public-Private Partnerships - AWR342
The Maturing Public-Private Partnerships Workshop is a two-day, in-person instructional training program. Topics covered in this Workshop include the historic foundations of public-private partnerships; what makes a successful partnership and typical problem areas; standardized methods to align interests and outcomes and leverage collaboration and communications; procedures to build strong pre-incident partnership teams and shared situational awareness during events; innovative models, legal considerations, and workshop tools. This Workshop will require in-person dialogs among stakeholders to explore lessons learned and fully vet best practices. The Workshop culminates in the presentation of personal partnership improvement plans that each participant will develop during the two days of training.

  MC 306 Rollover - MERC051
This eight hour course is designed to educate first responder on the common practices responders may be required to perform while responding to a MC 306/406 incident. Class participants will have to opportunity to develop skills while operating on an overturned MC 306. The eight hour class starts with a three hour classroom session describing the different skill stations with overall discussion of safety procedures and common safe work practices that will be expected during all skill stations, i.e. PPE, eye, hand and foot protection. Skill stations will include: Incident Command / Safety Officer Hot Tapping Off Loading / Grounding and Bonding Foam Application (training foam application for dome clamping and plugging) Dome Clamp / plugging and patching All stations will be operated simultaneous, in a rotation: students will have a limited amount of down time. While students will have a different time of completion of skills, instructors will attempt to mirror a incident to give students real time incident timing.

  Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response - MGT319
This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness adn emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning, training and responding to a Medical Countermeasure (MCM) response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations. Prerequisites: Recommend completion of the AWR160-W WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders.

  Medical Management of CBRNE Events - PER211
This course will equip first responders and first receivers with the skills needed to ensure proper patient triage, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. Exercises conducted in a CBRNE scenario will reinforce classroom lectures and interaction. Participants will use their training to demonstrate proper techniques for assessment, triage, mass decontamination considerations, treatment and stabilization. In addition, course participants will receive training on the proper techniques for protecting themselves and limiting cross-contamination. Participants are strongly recommended to complete two online courses prior to attending the PER-211 course. The courses are: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders and EMS Concepts for WMD which are found at the following website: www.teexwmdcampus.com.

  Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) - MGT348
Participants representing jurisdictional and health care facility supervisory, command, and emergency planning staff participate in traditional didactic and facilitated instructional techniques designed to study the London Subway bombing and related support modules for salient pre- and post-event strategic planning roles, lessons learned, best practices, and local policies related to identification of targets, explosive characteristics, and general pre- and post-detonation aspects of a bombing event. This course is delivered concurrently with PER-233 and is facilitated by instructors possessing expertise in both medical operations and explosives. Participants of the combined PER-233/MGT-348 will be assigned to the appropriate course based on their current duty responsibilities or emergency management/response roles within their respective organization. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, and IS700. Target Audience: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Public Health, Public Works

  Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) - PER233
This course is designed to equip first responders and first receivers with the knowledge necessary to enhance the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of an integrated jurisdictional medical response and subsequent clinical care following a bombing incident. This course is delivered concurrently with MGT348 and is facilitated by instructors possessing expertise in both medical operations and explosives. Participants of the combined PER233/MGT348 will be assigned to the appropriate course based on their current duty responsibilities or emergency management/response roles within their respective organization.

  MERRTT(Radiation Training - MERC052
This 8-hour training program is offered to audiences who have completed pervious radiological response training. Students will receive a comprehensive review ensuring their understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments and decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims. Hands-on practical exercises verify the student understanding and knowledge of radiological principles, instrument operation, decontamination techniques and employing radiologically contaminated patient treatment practices is solid. The course includes use of “live” radiation sources in the practical exercises to reinforce learning.

  Missouri Disaster Animal Sheltering & Handling (MO-DASH) - MO115
This fun & informative two-day course will prepare the responder for dealing with animals affected by disaster. Responders will come away from the course with the knowledge of how to set up an emergency animal shelter & assist in its daily operations, how ICS is used in emergency animal sheltering, dealing with the media & legal issues, as well as how to personally prepare for a deployment. Responders will also learn the basics of animal handling and how to identify certain animal behaviors. A mock disaster setup will apply the covered topics to real-life disaster situations.

  Missouri HazMat Symposium - MERC011
The Missouri Hazardous Materials Symposium is an opportunity for all agencies to receive hazardous material training. This year’s training will be provided by Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Fire Safety, MO Highway Patrol, Civil Support, Department of Homeland Security, Dept of Health and Senior Service and MERC. The TENTATIVE schedule is as follows: Day 1 - 8 hour classes will be offered: CEU’s and POST offered. Day 2 - Symposium Starts at 8:00 with Opening Ceremony Key note speaker will be announced when confirmed, Evening Banquet. Day 3 - General Session in the AM –Breakouts in the afternoon. For additional information contact Patti Tye 573-526-9113. Cost for the Symposium is $150.00 per person.

  Missouri Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (SAVE) Coalition Training - MO147
The Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (SAVE) Coalition assists the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency by providing qualified volunteers to assess buildings following catastrophic earthquake and tornado events. This one-day class trains and registers volunteers to become SAVE Coalition members. SAVE Coalition volunteers are called to assist when a disaster such as a tornado or earthquake causes so much damage that local building officials require assistance in determining the structural safety of buildings using the rapid visual assessment methodology. Members should be architects, engineers, or local government building inspectors. Some professional organizations award continuing education credits for completion of this course. There is no lodging or reimbursements provided.

  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. Recommended: IS0393.a, Introduction to Hazard Mitigation

  Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster - MGT405
This planning and management-level course trains FBCO representatives, management-level emergency managers, and first responders from rural and small communities to strategically mobilize and engage members of faith-based community organizations, including religious charities, nonprofits such as the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, churches (both affiliated and unaffiliated), temples, synagogues, mosques, and NGOs etc., in a reciprocal approach to disaster planning that is integrated into current local and statewide emergency management efforts. This course emphasizes grassroots mobilization and coordination efforts as a means of engaging all faith communities, thereby reaching those marginalized communities most vulnerable to disaster, most frequently excluded from the planning process, and ultimately, most difficult to aid in recovery. This course introduces vital emergency management concepts to FBCO leaders, many of whom will have had no prior experience with emergency management and also seeks to educate emergency managers and first responders about the critical role FBCO's can play in strengthening preparedness. Prerequisites: Completion of the IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS).

  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. The prerequisite for this course is: IS100HE - ICS for Higher Education http://training.fema.gov/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.He 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. Selection Criteria: Seven(7) person planning team should consist of: four(4) school administrators/staff/faculty (principals, assistant principals, risk managers, school board members, school safety coordinators, transportation and food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, public information officers and teachers), and three(3) local responders (in order: emergency management, law enforcement, fire/emergency medical services). TEAMS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED but not required for this course. Prerequisites:_ Required: School EOP. Recommended: Completion of IS-100.SCa (or IS-100. SC or IS-100.b), Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100, for Schools, and IS-700 or IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.

  Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens: Building Senior Resilience - AWR308
Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens. This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepare, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

  Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders - AWR310
This course enhances the ability of the various individuals who hold leadership positions in the community to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all forms of disaster. This course will help to enhance these individuals’ understanding of disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community. The course material developed will familiarize community leaders with the available resources for natural disaster preparedness and planning. Participants who complete this course will be better able to recognize and define the roles and responsibilities they may be expected to assume given their leadership positions, and understand the roles that first responders and other support personnel are likely to assume to ensure primary assistance in the response and recovery phase of an emergency event. This course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify the personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster.

  Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals - AWR322
This course will familiarize participants with a range of natural hazards, the disaster-specific risks they pose (including likelihood and consequences), different factors that contribute to or reduce vulnerability, effective and accepted emergency procedures that may be taken to minimize financial and/or human impacts, and basic law enforcement duties that are typically required in the response to or recovery from major emergencies and disasters. Participants will be able to describe how the security professional, in the line of their duties, can reduce the likelihood of a business/operations interruption (in light of identified hazards or actual events) through hazard mitigation and response preparedness actions and will understand how security professionals may receive hazard and warning information relevant to their facility (and communicate those risks to organization/company leadership, staff, clients, and guests). The course introduces the methods and systems by which the emergency services communicate, and explain the different ways in which security professionals may tap into these established systems in order to better contribute to the organized community-wide first response efforts. Finally, the course will help the security professional to reduce their personal vulnerability to disaster consequences that might otherwise make them unable to perform their emergency responsibilities.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazard Supply Unit Leader Course - L970
This course helps attendees establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the SPUL in an all-hazards incident. By requiring attendees to bring jurisdiction-specific information to the instruction, the course provides realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of a SPUL organized by the fundamental steps of the ordering process. Attendees identify information required for ordering, as well as complete required forms and documentation related to the ordering proces, the course discusses mobilization, setting up and managing the Supply Unit, and demobilization. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS) Course - L960
The course is designed to provide local and state-level emegency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective DIVS on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). The course walks students through general information, including an overview of the Operations Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situation awareness and unit management. It also provides detailed instruction on responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, as well as emphasizing the importance of risk management and safety considerations. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) Course - L971
The course will help students establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the FACL in an all-hazards incident. The course walks students through general information, including an overview of the Logistics Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situation awareness, and unit management. It also provides detailed instruction in setting up and maintaining incident facilities, including facilities infrastructure, services, layout, and security. Each unit contains a discussion-based exercise and there is a capstone tabletop exercise at the end of the course to give students hands-on practice functioning as a FACL. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) Course - L973
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective FSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsbilities fall into two catagories: FSC Duties 1) managing the Finance/Administration Section personnel and 2) managing the finances and administrative responsibilities during an incident. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300, and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Unit Leaders (FAUL) Course - L975
The Finance/Administration Unit Leader course will help students establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Finance/Administration Unit Leader in an all-hazards incident. The course is designed to enable students to perform as any of the four Finance/Administration Unit Leaders (Time Unit Leader, Procurement Unit Leader, Compensation and Claims Unit Leader, Cost Unit Leader). Students will learn information that is applicable across all four positions, such as Unit set-up and management, information gathering, and interactions. Complex experiential exercises and discussions will afford students the opportunity to act as each Unit Leader while connecting all information learned back to real-world applications. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander (IC) Course - L950
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective IC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two catagories: 1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsbililities of an Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300 and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Liaison Officer (LOFR) Course - L956
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective LOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300 and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) Course - L967
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective LSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: Logistics Section Chief duties 1) responding to the incident; and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300, and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course - L958
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective OSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300, and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) Course - L962
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective PSC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: PSC duties 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300, and ICS400.

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Public Information Officer (PIO) Course - L952
This course is designed for a PIO assigned to an incident as a member of an All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMTs), Local IMTs, as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help students develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced function to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of PIO in an all-hazard environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300 and ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader (RESL) Course - L965
This course provides an overview of Unit Leader responsibilities, the Planning Section and the planning process to contextualize the Resources Unit for students unfamiliar with the planning process or the Incident Command System (ICS). It then explores specific RESL functions and responsibilities including resource tracking systems, operational planning, and resource products/outputs. The Status/Check-in and Demobilization functions are covered to provide students with the knowledge to perform those duties if necessary. Exercises/simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOFR) Course - L954
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective SOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the safety needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Safety Officer on an All-Hazards IMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300 and ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL) Course - L964
This course helps attendees establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the SITL in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a SITL operating in a local- or state-level All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include processing information and intelligence and developing displays. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises. By requiring attendees to bring Situation Unit Leader Kit to the instruction, the course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of a SITL. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400

  NIMS ICS All-Hazards Task Force/Strike Team Leader (TF/ST) Course - L984
The course addresses the roles and responsibilities appropriate to a Task Force/StrikeTeam Leader operating in concert with a local or state-level AH-IMT. These responsibilities fall into two categories: (1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and (2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Task Force/Strike Team Leader in conjunction with an AH-IMT. This is an all-hazards, instructor-led course that facilitates learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercise scenarios. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III or IV All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, ICS300 Recommended: ICS400.

  NIMS ICS Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course - L969
This course helps attendees establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COML in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level AHIMT. These responsibilities include the collection, processing and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, general staff, and unit leaders within the confines of a Type III AH Incident Management Team. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises. By requiring attendees to bring Communications Unit Leader kit to the instruction, the course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of a COML. Selection criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions. Prerequisites: Required: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, and ICS300. Recommended: ICS400.

  Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents - PER212
This course focuses on the special challenges faced by emergency responders and first receivers in dealing with a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) or terrorist incident. Upon completion, participants will be able to respond to a WMD/hazardous materials incident. Responders will be able to preclude the spread of the hazard to the public and the environment. PREREQUISITES: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (AWR110-W); WMD Awareness Level Training (AWR160); NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials First Responder: Awareness (AWR160 meets this requirement). NOTICE: This course is not affilliated with the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC) or the Division of Fire Safety. Attendees will not receive any HazMat certification from attending this course.

  Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents, Train-the-Trainer - PER212-1
This train-the-trainer course focuses on training qualified candidates to teach the Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents Course (PER-212). Upon completion, particpants will be prepared to teach responders in their jurisdiction how to respond to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD/hazardous materials incident and how to preclude the spread of the hazard to the public and the environment using the PER-212 course.

  Partnerships for Creating and Maintaining Spotter Groups - G365
The purpose of this course is to enable participants and their local National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) to work together to create a new spotter group in the community or to improve the operations of an existing spotter group for the benefit of the local community. Participants will develop and take back with them specific ideas for strengthening the partnership between emergency management and the local WCM to improve the integrated warning process in the community. Prerequisites: While not required, participants are advised to complete the online NWS SKYWARN training available from MetEd (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23) before attending the workshop.

  Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness - MGT439
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and member of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses IS100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System; IS200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; and IS700.a NIMS, An Introduction is recommended.

  Personal Radiation Detection (PRD) - PER243
This course is designed to train law enforcement and public safety officers to employ department procured and issued personal radiation detectors (PRD) within the bounds of the jurisdiction/agency operational environment, including local instruments, procedures, and legal considerations. The course provides training and extensive hands-on practice with real radioactive material. PRD instruments used in the course are the instruments owned and issued by the responder organization. The responder organization will provide PRDs for student use in the course, preferably one PRD per student.

  Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Refresher - PER300
The Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Refresher course provides primary screeners with a review of material previously presented in the instructor led PRD course. The course emphasizes lessons of crucial importance providing information on the employment and use of a PRD during the initial detection of radioactive/nuclear materials in different scenarios. The course is divided into modules covering basic operational information and skills necessary to use the PRD in a variety of settings, radiation fundamentals, and Federal legal guidance

  PHMSA Hazardous Materials Workshop - MERC HS
Transportation workshops provide a basic overview of the regulatory requirements - what they are, how they apply, and how to comply with them - for shipping and transporting Hazardous Materials.

  Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure - MGT452
The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. This course provides participants from throughout the various levels of government, private industry, and community an understanding of the interdependency between physical and cybersecurity disciplines and opportunities to collaboratively formulate enterprise risk management strategies to enhance infrastructure security and resilience efforts.

  Pipeline Security in Rural Communities - AWR302
America’s pipeline system stretches across the country like the veins and arteries of the human body and much of this system crosses the rural environment. The pipeline system delivers two-thirds of the petroleum products and nearly all of the natural gas to the homes and businesses of the United States. The system includes 2.5 million miles of pipelines, operated by over three thousand companies. The pipelines carry not only petroleum products and natural gas, but also other hazardous liquid materials. The purpose of this awareness level, instructor led course is to bring together rural pipeline security stakeholders including public safety, oil and gas pipeline representatives (large and small), local emergency planners, pertinent federal agencies, and other community stakeholders to recognize pipeline security threats and identify mitigation strategies within their jurisdictions to ensure that the rural pipeline sector is secure, resilient. Prerequisites: Must be a U.S. citizen. Completion of IS100.b Introduction to Incident Command System; IS700a. NIMS, An Introduction; IS800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  Planning and Intervention for Gangs, Hate and Terrorist Groups in Rural Jails and Prisons - MGT401
This eight-hour, management-level instructor-led course focuses on rural correctional facilities as unique environments for threat group recruitment and radicalization. The course examines the processes by which recruitment and radicalization occur and proposes methods for strengthening the information gathering and sharing process. Two case studies and a tabletop exercise embedded in the course are designed to emphasize to students the urgency of threat group recruitment in rural jails and prisons, to illustrate the mechanisms by which recruitment and radicalization occur, and to explore the roles of various agencies in gathering and sharing operational information. Unlike other courses that focus entirely on threat group identifiers as a means of preparing corrections personnel for intervention, this course builds knowledge around threat group categories, identifiers and philosophies, and then focus on the convergence of methodologies and the practices, policies, and conditions specific to rural correctional facilities. Additionally, this course relays the elements of deterrence, intervention, and information gathering and sharing as they pertain to the task parameters of rural corrections personnel. Prerequisites: Must be a U.S. citizen. IS100.b - Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

  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.

  Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel - AWR144
Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel is an eight-hour training program designed to educate rural public safety officials and personnel in maritime jurisdictions who may respond to maritime incidents. The inland waterways of the maritime system encompass many high risk terminals that are located outside large municipalities but which share the same risk factors as larger ports. This course will assist the public safety community in understanding the unique and complex security needs of maritime facilities and vessels. Through this course, first responders will gain a better understanding of the criticalities of the maritime system, thereby increasing their ability to defend it. The training will also enable first responders to better assist the facilities and vessels with the orderly, secure, and safe flow of commerce that is vital to all maritime communities and to the nation.

  Preventative Radiological Nuclear Detection Team Operations - PER318
The PRND Team Operations course provides Team Operators with the ability to perform multiple tasks typically performed during PRND missions including, chokepoints and checkpoints, wide area and facility sweeps. Additonal material covers the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture, radiation fundamentals pertaining to team operators, and equipment selection and preparation.

  Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) Awareness - PER231
This course provides training on the suicide bombing threat. The course includes familiarization with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials typically used in suicide bombings. It also addresses actions that individual emergency responders can take to assist in preventing or deterring suicide bombings, as well as techniques, tactics, and procedures that support an effective and safe response to a suicide bombing. Course participants must be certified in their agencies as firefighters, law enforcement officers or emergency medical response personnel, or be assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response to suicide bombing incidents.

  Primary Screener Backpack Basic (PSBB) - PER246
This course is designed to train law enforcement and public safety officers to employ department procured and issued backpack radiation detection systems within the bounds of the jurisdiction/agency operational environment, including local instruments, procedures, and legal considerations. The course provides training and extensive hands-on practice with actual radioactive material so that personnel employing a backpack radiation detection system during detection and interdiction missions will be able to do the following: Detect, verify, and locate the presence of radiation and/or radiological material; After receiving an alarm, identify and distinguish between the following: Non-Threat - Innocent alarms (background, NORM, and Medical Patient alarms); Non-Threat - Illegal conveyance (radiological material transported or stored improperly); Threat (illicit materials - RED, RDD or IND); and Unknown (requires additional assistance); Upon detecting, verifying, and locating the source of the alarm, measure the approximate radiation level that generated the alarm; Use radiological/nuclear material recognition factors to assist in assessing the situation; Upon discovering the illicit use of radiological/nuclear material, initiate organizational protocols to ensure the health and safety of the responders and the public.

  Procurement Under FEMA Awards: Requirements for Recipients and Subrecipients When Procuring Services and Supplies with Funding under Stafford Act Grant Programs - MO151
The Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) is a group of attorneys within the FEMA Office of Chief Counsel that trains and advises Public Assistance staff on the Federal procurement requirements; works with Public Assistance staff to provide training and guidance to recipients and subrecipients on the Federal procurement requirements; and, when requested, provides general guidance regarding concerns with proposed recipient or subrecipient procurement actions.Violations of the Federal procurement requirements can result in reduced Federal grant funding. This training will focus on the requirements set forth in the Uniform Rules so that participants can identify and avoid potential violations of the Federal procurement requirements. Topics include: overview and use of contracts by grantees and subgrantees; procurement by a Tribal, state, local governments, hospitals, institutions of higher education and othe nonprofit organizations; competition; methods of procurement; cost or price analysis; contractor bonding requirements; contract provisions. Course Goal: Reduce applicant violations of the Federal procurement regulations by training participants on the Federal procurement requirements set forth at 2 C.F.R. 200.317 through 200.326 (the "Uniform Rules.")

  Promoting Community Cyber Security - AWR135
The course is designed to provide an overview of the steps taken within organizations to protect their cyber resources. It will also look at that protection within the context of the broader community. Participants will explore the impact of the interconnections and dependencies introduced by information technology.

  Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident - MGT318
This course examines the role of public information in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorist, and all-hazards incident management and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques. In a major incident, it is of critical importance that community leaders, incident managers, and public information officers are prepared to communicate with the public through traditional and social media. This course focuses on the role of public information in WMD, terrorism, or all-hazards incident management; the information needs of the press and public in a crisis; and strategies for planning, conducting, and managing the crisis public information effort. The intended audience is the individuals within a jurisdiction whose duties may require them to interface with news media during their community's response to a WMD, terrorism, or all-hazards incident. Course participants who would benefit from this training include a jurisdiction's key elected officials, public information officers, key department heads, key public health and medical personnel, first responders, and emergency management officials from both the public and private sectors.

  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. Recommended: There are no prerequisites for taking the G289 course. However, participants are encouraged to take the following online courses offered through the Independent Study section of the FEMA website: IS100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.); IS702.a, NIMS Public Information Systems; and IS909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

  Public Safety WMD Response-Sampling Techniques and Guidelines - PER222
This course prepares hazardous materials (HAZMAT) teams within the state and local emergency response agencies to safely and effectively conduct public safety operations at known or suspected weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents in a manner consistent with FBI recommended guidelines for procedures and protocols, including a sampling response in compliance with OSHA 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q). The course challenges participants to develop a systematic approach to managing a WMD scene in which the public’s safety is a risk. The course evolves from traditional problem-based classroom activities into a series of scenario-based practical exercises. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to participate in the Advanced Chemical/Biological Integrated Response course delivered at the Dugway Proving Grounds. Because WMD response is multidisciplinary in nature, the course will also be useful to responders who work with HAZMAT teams in roles that do not require exclusion zone entry. This second group includes law enforcement, public health, and other personnel with the responsibility to receive and transport a sample from the HAZMAT team to a designated laboratory. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of a WMD awareness-level training course; being a certified HazMat technician qualifies a participant at the primary level; demonstrating a need-to-know job function required to support, supervise, and/or work with individuals responsible for collecting, receiving, or processing samples from a contaminated environment qualifies a participant at the secondary level.; Respiratory medical clearance for wearing Level C PPE (29 CFR 1910.134); Government-issued photo ID and a copy of their HazMat Technician-level certification.; Participant application must be complete.

  Rail Car Incident Response - AWR147
This course has been developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials. Through this course, participants will gain an understanding of potential hazards at a train derailment, the properties of specific chemicals, and various incident control, confinement and containment mitigation techniques. In addition, participants will learn about basic rail car design and construction features as well as damage assessment strategies to help interpret damage to the rail cars in the event of an incident. Upon completion of this course, participants should be better prepared to respond to a freight rail car incident without endangering the health and safety of the responders and the environment.

  Railroad Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials Awareness - MERC024
Although fairly rare, when incidents occur involving rail transportation of hazardous materials, the immediate response of emergency service personnel should be to prevent loss of life and personal injury, prevent property loss and address environmental concerns. To perform this response safely and effectively, the types and quantities of hazardous materials involved and a knowledge about their properties must be immediately determined. The response methods employed when handling a rail incident will depend upon the properties of the material involved, the condition of the containers and existing conditions at the scene. The safety of each person involved must be considered at all times while developing and carrying out an emergency response. Any response must be consistent with the skills and training of the responders. This course will provide an overview of the following topics as well as an opportunity for hands on review of Railroad equipment and safety equipment: Railroads and Hazardous Materials, Working Around Railroads and Equipment, Assessing a Railroad Incident and Implementing Incident Command, Product Identification, and Railroad Equipment. This course does not qualify for Division of Fire Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness certification.

  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. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS Selection Criteria: 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. Recommended Prerequisites: IS100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100; IS200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction; IS800.b, National Response Framework, An Introduction; IS120.a, An Introduction to Exercises; and IS130, Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

  Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards & Rapid Observation of Vulnerability & Estimation of Risk (ROVER) - L154A
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards provides training on how to identify potentially hazardous buildings before earthquakes occur. The course covers methods and processes (outlined in publication FEMA 154) that enable personnel to rapidly identify, inventory and screen local buildings according to their expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. Local officials can use data to plan and prioritize further engineering and vulnerability analysis, emergency-response needs, and mitigation projects. Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER) is software that automates the paper-based screening procedures taught in FEMA 154. Building-specific data are entered into ROVER in the field via GPS enabled devices, and are aggregated in a PC-based data server. ROVER, Version 2 features include automated geolocation, integrated digital photography and sketching capabilities, and automated retrieval of site-specific soil and hazard data from US Geological Survey maps. The target audience for this training includes building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, facility managers, emergency managers, risk analysts and other interested citizens and volunteers. There is NO LODGING OR REIMBURSEMENTS provided for this training.

  Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Planning - MGT418
This course teaches participants how to create effective training plans for their agencies and jurisdictions. By evaluating their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan (EOP) using traditional and national preparedness tools, participants can answer the following critical readiness questions: • How prepared do we need to be? • How prepared are we? • How do we prioritize efforts to close the difference? Agencies that plan and train together are much better equipped to successfully respond together. In this course, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their EOP. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps and identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, developing improvement plans and implementing a course of action.

  Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Planning Train the Trainer (TtT) - MGT418-1
This course teaches participants how to create effective training plans for their agencies and jurisdictions. By evaluating their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan (EOP) using traditional and national preparedness tools, participants can answer the following critical readiness questions: • How prepared do we need to be? • How prepared are we? • How do we prioritize efforts to close the difference? Agencies that plan and train together are much better equipped to successfully respond together. In this course, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their EOP. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps and identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, developing improvement plans and implementing a course of action.

  Rural Isolation and Quarantine for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals - PER308
Rural Isolation and Quarantine for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals is a performance-level, instructor-led course designed follow the prerequisite course, Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities. This course expands on concepts introduced in Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities, and consists of two customized training modules specifically tailored toward course participants in the public health and medical fields. In this module, participants will become familiar with guidance that assists communities in planning for isolation and quarantine (I&Q), such the National Response Framework and its implications in the healthcare community. Participants will be introduced to actions public health and medical facility planners should consider when planning for I&Q.

  Rural Isolation and Quarantine Planning: Private Sector Readiness - MGT431
This course functions as an instructor-led course. It is made up of four modules that will help an organization plan for and respond to an infectious disease outbreak. The purpose of this course is to: Provide private-sector organizations in small, rural, and remote communities with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively plan for and respond to isolation and/or quarantine events of their populations. Identify gaps and areas for improvement in pandemic planning in organizational continuity plans, policies, and procedures. Involve private sector continuity managers in a structured exchange of information, ideas, solutions, and resolutions as they pertain to continuity issues in a pandemic event. This course includes discussion-based exercises that require private-sector participants to evaluate the activities necessary to collaborate with the public sector during a biohazard response. The private sector includes but is not limited to local business owners, pharmacies, local employers, local association members, and volunteer organizations.

  Search and Rescue in Community Disasters - PER334
The Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course is designed to provide training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incidents. The course is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornados, and man-made events for discussion points. Hands-on training is used to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue, which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.

  Secondary Screener/Radiation Detection Kit (SS/RDK) Operations and Strategies Course - PER247
The Secondary Screener/Radiation Detection Kit (SS/RDK) Operations and Strategies Course supports the Preventative Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission. The course focuses on the operation and employment of the FH 40 survey/rate meter and remaining RDK components. The course will teach the participants how to conduct a secondary screener investigation of elevated radiation levels and alert/alarm signals using radiation detection instruments contained in the RDK. The participant will learn to detect, verify, locate, measure, identify, and assess the radiation level of unknown radiological materials in facilities, packages, and vehicles using the system and its accessories. It is stressed throughout the course that students will follow their local jurisdiction laws and procedures during secondary screener investigations and, if needed, during a response based on indicators observed during the investigation. Prerequisites: PER243 Personal Radiation Detector; PER245 Secondary Screener/Radiation Detection Kit Operations and Strategies (SS-RDK); AWR224-W Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls, Web-Based

  Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (SS/RIID) - PER245
The Primary Screener Backpack Basic Course - referred to hereafter simply as Backpack, enables law enforcement, fire service, HAZMAT technicians, and public works disciplines, assigned to radiation detection primary screener duties, to detect radiation, verify radiation alarms, localize the source of radiation, and measure detected radioactive material with increased range and sensitivity using the backpack along with the standard personal radiation detector (PRD) systems. The primary screener will be trained to employ the backpack to detect radiation in or on people, vehicles, packages, and/or facilities. A variety of sealed radioactive sources are used in Backpack learner activities and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate the types of radioactive material that the primary screener may encounter in the public domain. The expected outcome of the Backpack Course is to train selected personnel to perform the duties of a primary screener using a backpack radiation detection system as a function of the radiation detection mission. The primary screener will be trained to employ the Backpack to detect, verify, locate, and measure radiation levels of an unknown radiological source.

  Senior Officials Workshop for All Hazards Preparedness - MGT312
This workshop is for local jurisdiction elected and appointed senior officials. Its purpose is to provide a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to disaster preparedness, share proven strategies and best practices, and enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response to a disaster. Participants receive an Executive Handbook outlining the emergency management framework (protection, preparedness, response, and recovery phases), as well as other key senior level issues and discussion topics.

  Site Protection Through Observational Techniques (SPOT) - AWR219
In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts. Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.

  Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT), Train the Trainer - AWR219-1
In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts. Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations. At the end of this course participants will be able to successfully teach an indirect delivery of SPOT.

  Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery - PER304
The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills of social media and its uses, as well as the current tools, methods and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication. Participants will take part in facilitator-led activities. Through the use of social media tools, participants will learn and master skills to disseminate information and monitor, track, measure, and analyze social media traffic. Participants will be able to use social media as a method to identify warning signs that a crisis is developing. The use of social media for disaster preparedness has two components: 1) As an effective means for providing updated information about a crisis, proactive steps must be taken prior to disasters in order for effective communications to occur. 2) As a part of crisis observation, managers should be monitoring social media platforms and channels that may be relevant to their organization. Observing can be as simple as conducting regular searches and analyses of media platforms for keywords and phrases that may imply an emerging crisis or disaster. Monitoring of social media should extend into the crisis response and post-crisis phases to check how crisis management efforts are being received. NOTE: Students are required to bring their Wi-Fi enabled laptop or Wi-Fi enabled electronic device to the class. Participants must also have a Facebook and Twitter account and be able to post messages on these accounts.

  Sport and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise - MGT412
This course provides training for sport and special event venue managers to prepare and/or enhance evacuation planning capabilities and assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities. The course is highly innovative in that it builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information utilizing SportEvac, a computerized modeling simulation and visualization training system. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct evacuation analysis of a venue under a wide range of conditions. Course outcomes will include plans and policies specific to respective sport and special event venues. This course is applicable to all venues, regardless of capacity.

  Sport Event Risk Management - AWR167
This course is focused upon building capabilities for multi-agency collaboration. Intact university or venue teams will learn to agree on basic concepts relative to: planning, risk assessment, training, exercising plans, and recovery/business continuity through scenario-based training modules. The university or venue teams will be composed of specialists from five distinct areas: campus police or venue security, athletic department, emergency management, fire/HazMat and emergency medical/health services. The expectation is for these leadership teams to return to their respective universities or venues and coordinate development of a sport event security management system. The Sports Event Security Aware (SESA) assessment system, developed by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will be the basis for these back-home developments. Prerequisites are not mandatory, but participants are highly encouraged to complete IS100, IS200, IS700, and IS800.b.

  Sports and Special Events Incident Management - MGT404
This 16-hour course develops athletic department staffs, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports and special event management to better prepare for, manage, and recover from incidents that could occur during a sporting event or other special event. The course provides participants the skills necessary to effectively identify risk and mitigation strategies; manage incidents by applying and implementing incident management planning and resource management principles through a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS); and identify techniques that can improve the resiliency of the event venue. The course has specific emphasis on the unique aspects of response to an incident occuring during a sports or special event, including considerations for business continuity and after action activities. The course concludes with a practical application, role-play exercise that is customized to the area in which the course is delivered.

  Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities - MGT342
This course brings together those personnel from within a jurisdiction who would be required to manage or react to any natural or man-made incident that could potentially affect a water or wastewater utility. The course introduces the various natural and man-made hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Participants are guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Response Protocol Toolbox to identify steps in the response and recovery processes.

  Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security for Freight by Rail or Highway (STEPS Freight) - PER326
The Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security for Freight by Rail or Highway (STEPS-Freight) course goal is to provide participants with the training necessary to identify the roles and responsibilities of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies involving surface transportation freight and passenger systems. Participants will be able to identify the hazards of Hazardous Material/ Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD/IEDs and apply this information to the appropriately to the applicable areas of an incident. Participants will gain familiarization with NIMS/NRF in order prioritize organizational management needs, resource allocation, evacuation strategies and response operations. Participants will demonstrate proficiency during an incident while providing solutions to minimize the impact to the responders, the citizens, the environment, and the critical infrastructure of the area and address the priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines and Target Capabilities List to include Mission Areas such as Communications, Planning, Risk Management, CBRNE Detection, Critical Infrastructure Protection, On-site Incident Management, Responder Safety and Health, Citizen Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place, and others. Prerequisites: Participants should have responsibility for the management or security or either facilities or jurisdictions impacted by local, regional, or interstate trucking and/or rail freight traffic. There are no specific course prerequisites, however, participants are strongly encouraged to complete incident management courses IS 100, IS 200, and IS700 before attending this course.

  Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security for Senior Officials or Administrators (STEPS Sr.) - PER331
This course provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies involving surface transportation freight and passenger systems. Participants will be introduced to a clear overview of freight and passenger system threats facing jurisdictions/organizations of public and private officials and the organizational structure that must be implemented according to the National Response Framework (NRF) in an incident. This course will provide information on how to identify threats and vulnerabilities of freight and passenger system operations within their jurisdictions/organizations, to recognize and prioritize the importance of facility and conveyance hardening, to gain familiarization with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/National Response Framework (NRF) to prioritize organizational immediate actions and response operations, and to develop and apply management/planning tools for counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) operations and evacuations. Prerequisites: Participants should hold elected or executive official level positions in public or private agencies or organizations that would have involvement in emergency preparedness. There are no specific course prerequisities, however it is strongly recommended that all participants be certified in FEMA's incident management courses NIMS IS100, IS200, and IS700.

  Team Approach to Foodborne Outbreak Response - PER298
This course addresses the training needs of staff from state and local government agencies who have some expertise and experience in foodborne disease outbreak response and knowledge of their agencies’ current outbreak investigation capabilities. Individuals from federal agencies and the food industry also benefit from participation in this course, since it identifies how the skills, resources, and expertise of all levels of government can be effectively connected to better work together within an integrated national food safety system. Prerequisites: Course participants must have knowledge appropriate to their discipline with respect to foodborne disease outbreaks and, ideally, at the Journeyman level, with 2 or more years of practical experience. Participants are required to have awareness-level knowledge of the food supply chain and associated vulnerabilities; the types of incidents, threat agents, and available vulnerability assessment tools associated wtih a food defense incident; information-sharing networks at the federal, state, and local levels; roles and authorities of federal agencies and industry during a post-harvest food incident; food surveillance, epidemiological investigation, and response efforts; basic principles associated with NIMS and the Incident Command System; and the key activities of an active Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In addition, ICS100, ICS200, ICS700 and ICS800 are highly recommended.

  The EOC's Role in Community Cyber Security (Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents) - MGT384
This is a 2-day non-technical course designed to provide an awareness of how cyber events can impact a community, an Emergency Operations Center, and our daily lives. In this course, participants will discover the roles and responsibilities needed to detect, prevent, and respond to a cyber security incident. Using past cyber events, participants will explore how the EOC and community would plan for and manage information and resources needed for a cyber event and understand how cyber can be used to affect, disrupt, and/or complicate emergency responses. Prerequisites: AWR136, Essentials of Community Cyber Security. Audience: Participants should be involved with any Emergency Operations Center (examples include: State, City, County, and University, Hospital or private sector). Participants involved in all EOC activities during a community emergency, disaster, or other event are encouraged to attend.

  The Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security for Mass Transit and Passenger Rail (STEPS-PT) - PER330
This course will provide information to allow participants to conduct threat assessments and identify vulnerabilities within state, local, and tribal jurisdictions as they relate to mass transit and passenger rail systems. Participants will be able to recognize and prioritize passenger transportation facilities and conveyances hardening in order to prevent and protect them against identified threats involving Hazardous Material/ Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD), and especially IEDs. As part of the National Priorities outlined in the Nation Preparedness Guidelines through the National Incident Management System (NIMS) with concurrence with the National Response Framework (NRF) efforts, participants will be able to implement security and response management plans, implement procedures on interagency communication, incident command, evacuation planning and national response resource needs and notification. Roles and responsibilities of both public and private sector will be highlighted as protection resources and response partners. Participants will demonstrate proper utilization the NIMS/NRF to prioritize organizational immediate actions and response operations. Prerequisites: Participants should have some responsibility for the management or security of either facilities or jurisdictions in which mass transit or passenger rail systems are present. There are no specific course prerequisites; however, participants are strongly encouraged to complete incident management courses IS100, IS200, and IS700 online at www.nimsonline.com before attending this course.

  Tier II T-t-T - MO69.A
This course will demonstrate how to complete a Tier II form. Students will be given a listing of the most common SIC/NAICS, CAS Numbers and the most commonly used Hazardous Substances Converting Formula. This information will be useful for LEPC members to assist their industry partners. The target audience is LEPC members. Student travel expenses should be covered by local LEPC funds.

  Tier II Workshop - MO69
This training session is being offered to industry who is needing assistance in filing their on-line Tier II. Training sessions will include step by step instructions and team support for industry partners. Highlights: On line reporting, Complete Tier II registration, Computers available.

  Tornado Awareness - AWR326
This eight-hour awareness-level course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in tornado science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course will prepare participants to understand the basics of tornado science, the weather forecasting process, the tornado warning process, and the fundamentals of tornado safety and preparedness. Since tornadoes can strike anywhere in the United States, it is important that every community be ready for the hazards associated with them. This awareness-level course will fulfill the goals of the “whole community” approach to emergency management by reaching a broad sector of the community. Multiple core capabilities will be addressed, with particular emphasis on “public information and warning” and “threats and hazard identification.” Participants who represent sectors such as mass care services, health and social services, operational communications, critical transportation, and planning would further expand the discussions in this course to other corresponding core capabilities.

  TRANSCAER Anhydrous Ammonia Training - MERC023
TRANSCAER Anhydrous Ammonia Training is a 4 hour course covering Anhydrous Ammonia Properties, Rail Transportation, Highway Transports and Nurse Tanks, and Emergency Response considerations. This course includes classroom presentations as well as hands on demonstrations with rail cars, transports and nurse tanks. This course approved for POST CEU's and Bureau of EMS Elective CEU's

  Transit Terrorist Tools and Tactics (T4) - PER276
This course is designed to address the technical aspects of detecting, deterring, preventing, mitigating, and responding to a potential CBRNE attack directed against a transit system facility. As such, it provides detailed information through presentations and practical exercises requiring participants to demonstrate skills obtained during this course. The course consists of eight modules taught through a combination of classroom sessions and comprehensive practical exercises. The course examines trends in transit terrorism, characteristics of CBRNE, securing transit systems, response processes, screening and detection methods, and implementation of security countermeasures.

  Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents - AWR132
This online course may be found at http://campus.emrtc.nmt.edu/campus/ UPSBI addresses the issues involved in school bomb threats; and designing safe and effective response plans for school bomb incidents. In addition, UPSBI provides the tools and information needed to develop or assess an existing school bomb incident response plan. The course has numerous resources which include full text documents concerning school emergency management plans, the threat assessment process, planning a functional school training program, and links to FEMA online training for school administrators.

  Understanding the Dangers of Agroterrorism - AWR151
AWR 151 is designed to educate and enable the diverse elements that must be called upon to participate in creating an effective response plan. The course will educate by using specific examples to demonstrate the potential effects of possible types of agroterrorism. It will demonstrate how preplanning can create an effective community response that will reduce or mitigate individual acts of terror. Individuals who have completed this course will be enabled to invest their agency or individual resources to develop or strengthen a community plan.

  Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management - AWR345
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are an emerging technology poised to revolutionize disaster management. This eight-hour awareness level course is an introduction to UAS use in disaster management, from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery, to help emergency managers, first responders, and others understand the basics of this important emerging field. It is intended to help participants gain a basic understanding of UAS; learn the general concepts to help an agency build a successful UAS program; understand the FAA regulations of UAS; identify when UAS would enhance a disaster mission; understand the basics of UAS types and sensors; learn the importance of involving the local community in all stages of UAS program development; and understand the critical need to ensure that privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties are thoroughly addressed, including with data collection, retention, management, security, oversight, and accountability.

  Warning Coordination (APS Elective Course) - G272
Every year the United States experiences more severe weather than any other country in the world. In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property losses, emergency managers must work closely with the NWS and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. This course is intended to help facilitate that process. Each student needs to review the Warning Annex and procedures for hazardous weather events in his or her EOP before attending the course. Each student should also bring a copy of the community’s warning annex and procedures to the class. It is strongly recommended that all participants have attended the Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness course before attending this course. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Elective courses. For more information on the APS please go to http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS

  Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Operations - PER221
The goal of this course is to provide law enforcement tactical team personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely and effectively perform tactical mission responsibilities in weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and hazardous material environments. It provides both detailed, technical information and hands-on applications of actions required for the safe and effective conduct of tactical operations in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) environments. The course consists of 12 modules taught through a combination of classroom sessions and comprehensive practical exercises.

  WebEOC Operator Training - MO126
This course delivery qualifies successful participants to operate the WebEOC software system within their relevant jurisdictional level. WebEOC is a highly configurable crisis information management software system developed to meet the needs of emergency management at the federal, state, and local levels. Although WebEOC and its product suite provide specialized tools for managing crisis information and emergency response, it can be used to manage any and all events, agencies, organizations, etc. Unlike previous systems adopted in the past, users have found this system both easy to learn, easy to remember and it provides a solid common operating picture at the local, regional and state levels.

  Wide Area Search - PER213
The Wide Area Search course is 80% interactive classroom instruction and 20% task-oriented exercises. Students gain classroom and hands-on experience in wide area search techniques and operations. This course is designed for first time students as well as the seasoned first responder looking to expand their capabilities. This course is part of the US&R Search Program. The participants will learn how to prepare for a wide area search incident and how to operate as a search asset at the first responder level in an all risk, wide area search incident, as well as how to effectively utilize information to manage and plan the search of a large geographic area. Additionally, the participants will learn building and search marking systems and referencing systems utilized at wide area search incidents. The course concludes with a comprehensive table top exercise to reinforce the previous two days of instruction. During the exercise, the students will conduct an initial survey of an affected area, prioritize the areas to be searched, and then assign search resources.

  WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness T-t-T - AWR140-1
This course is designed to prepare trainers to deliver a 4 hour Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, using a prepared lesson plan. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the basics of platform presentation and classroom discussion, and will present a portion of the Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course as part of their training. This course is a prerequisite for the PER240 course.

  Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders - AWR209
AWR 209 Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders is designed to provide rural emergency responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to interact with the media and perform public information functions in preparation for and during incidents. Many agencies from small and rural communities do not have a full- or part-time public information officer (PIO) on staff and responders often assume this responsibility without formal training and practice. The intent of this course is to prepare responders for interacting with the media when required, whether it be roadside at the scene of an incident or for conveying directions to the public in a crisis situation. Prerequisites: IS100 and IS700

  Workshop in Emergency Management: Amateur Radio Resources - G251
This course will provide state and local Elected Officials, Emergency Managers, and other public officials with an understanding of how these volunteer communication groups can help in supplementing telecommunications and warning systems. Course objectives: Explain the importance of amateur radio for emergency communications; Describe the amateur radio groups that can provide emergency communications; Explain the capabilities of amateur radio resources; Explain how to achieve a successful RACES organization; Determine a strategy for coordinating with amateur radio resources in the community.

  "Show Me" How to Use RiskMAP Products to Advance Mitigation Actions - MO153
The workshop will include basic descriptions of what data is available as part of the RiskMAP Products provided by FEMA/SEMA and what other data is available that can be used in conjunction with the RiskMAP Products for floodplain management and hazard mitigation planners for identification of potential mitigation actions. This workshop is designed to showcase how to do simple assessments that yield results that can be incorporated into local hazard mitigation plans as well as FEMA's Mitigation Action Tracker. Specific Mitigation ideas will be discussed in the categories of prevention, public awareness and education, natural resource protection, emergency services, property protection, and structural projects. A box lunch will be provided for participants.