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Ohio EMA Training Current Course List

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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
EMA-OH101OH-101 Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)This free interactive course primarily focuses on the planning development process, hazard analysis, basic plan, and annexes/emergency support functions relating to Emergency Operations Plans. Additional material covered includes Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code requirements, CPG101 basics, NIMS, partner engagement, COOP, and a brief overview of the state EOP. *****Target Audience: This one-day course is designed primarily for Local Emergency Management personnel (i.e., county, city, or other jurisdiction), State Emergency Management personnel, Voluntary Agency representatives and Private Sector Emergency Managers who are actively engaged in emergency operations planning and the production of emergency operations plans. Other individuals who might find this training beneficial include Local and State Health Department employees and first responders who are also engaged in the development and review of emergency operations plans.********* Recommended Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, IS-700 National Incident Management System NIMS an Introduction, and IS-235 Emergency Planning. All of these independent study courses are available on FEMA’s training website https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx ***CANCELLED***26 July, 2018 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43263 Enroll
EMA-ICS300FranklinCoSheriffAcademyJuly2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.July 30, 31 – August 1, 2018 Franklin County Sheriff's Academy 6373 Young Road Grove City, Ohio 43123 Enroll
EMA-ICS400FranklinCoSheriffAcademyAug2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.August 1 - 2, 2018 Franklin County Sheriff's Academy 6373 Young Road Grove City, Ohio 43123Enroll
EMA-G364*****CANCELLED*****G364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for SchoolsCourse Description: 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 August 7 - 8, 2018 (Licking)Licking County Health Department 675 Price Road Newark, OH 43055 Enroll
EMA-ICS300FairfieldCoAug2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.August 14 – 16, 2018 Fairfield County EMA 239 West Main Street Lancaster, OH 43130Enroll
EMA-ICS300TuscarawasCoAug2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICSThis 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.August 15 - 17, 2018Tuscarawas County Emergency Operations Center 2295 Reiser Road SE New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663Enroll
EMA-ICS400FairfieldCoAug2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.August 16 – 17, 2018Fairfield County EMA 239 West Main Street Lancaster, OH 43130Enroll
EMA-L969COMLLucasAugust2018L969 Communications Unit Leader (COML)This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Communications Unit Leader (COML) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (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 3 AHIMT. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises.August 20 - 22, 2018Lucas County Emergency Operations Center, 2144 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604-7122Enroll
EMA-L146_HSEEPL146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) ProgramCourse Description: This 3-day course is for individuals involved in exercise programs and / or exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course is an intermediate-level training course that incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP Volumes. Participants learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The course is interactive allowing participants to share personal lessons learned and best practices while gaining practical experience. In addition to the instructor led course presentations, learning methods includes small group activities, videos, group discussions and introductions to HSEEP and capabilities-based planning (e.g., TCL, UTL, transition to Core Capabilities). This blended approach gives participants hands-on experience that readily translates to real-world exercise responsibilities. Activities include creating exercise documentation, conducting exercise planning conferences and briefings, and practicing exercise evaluation. There are 2.5 CEUs awarded upon successful completion of this course. August 22 - 24, 2018 (Jackson) Enroll
EMA-ICS300AthensCoAug2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.August 24 - 26, 2018 Hocking College, School of Public Safety 3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, Ohio 45764Enroll
EMA-L426BldgaRoadmaptoResilienceAug2018L426 Building a Roadmap to Resilience: Whole CommunityThis interactive course focuses on implementing inclusive emergency management principles in local communities, and how that approach can increase a community's ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. This course will provide tools to help community groups move beyond basic awareness and onto engaging activities that truly move the needle on resiliency. Those that attend this course are expected to be active participants in this course to enhance their level of knowledge. As a course outcome, students will develop a roadmap to resiliency customized for their community, to include proven best practices for engagement and tested preparedness activities.August 28 - 30, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-L967LSCFranklinCoSept2018L967 Logistics Section ChiefThis course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: responding to the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.September 10 – 14, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus, OH 43230 Enroll
EMA-G775G775 EOC Management and OperationsCourse Description: This free training is a two-day course that explores the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and their relationships as components of a multiagency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities, and case studies that relate to EOCs and multiagency coordination systems at the Federal, State, and local levels of government. ***** This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. ***** Target Audience: This course is designed for all Federal, State, local, and tribal Emergency Managers; first responders to include Incident Commanders from all Emergency Management disciplines; private industry personnel responsible for coordination activities during a disaster; and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster personnel. September 12 - 13, 2018 (Licking)Newark Police Department 39 S. 4th Street Newark, Ohio 43055 Enroll
EMA-ICS400AthensCoSept2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.September 15 - 16, 2018 Hocking College, School of Public Safety 3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 Enroll
EMA-G402G-402 ICS Overview for Executives and Senior LeadersThere are no pre-requisites for this course. This course provides an orientation to executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) to the Incident Command System (ICS). Topics covered include: • Part 1: What is ICS? • Part 2: ICS Organization and Features • Part 3: Unified and Area Command • Part 4: Coordination and Incident Management Assessment • Part 5: ICS Preparedness Who Should Attend? Executives and Senior Officials, including Elected Officials, City/ County Managers, Agency Administrators, etc.September 18, 2018 (Washington)Marietta College - Planetarium, 214 4th Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750 Enroll
EMA-ICS300FranklinCoSept2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.September 18 - 20, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-ICS400FranklinCoSept2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.September 20-21, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-L984TaskFStrikeTCuyahogaCoSept2018L984 Task Force/Strike Team LeaderThis course will provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Task Force/Strike Team Leader on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). The course walks participants through general information, including an overview of the Operations Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situational 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.September 24 - 26, 2018Greater Cleveland American Red Cross (ARC) 3747 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Enroll
EMA-MGT347ICSFormsSept2018PMMGT-347 ICS Forms Review (Afternoon)The MGT-347 ICS Forms Review course is a 4-hour workshop that provides emergency response supervisors and mid- to upper-level managers with a detailed introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) forms used in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP) and/or Coordination Action Plan (CAP). Participants will examine the primary forms used in an IAP/CAP, as well as supporting and other utility forms. In addition, participants will review the planning process and where, within that process, the forms 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.September 25, 2018(PM)Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-MGT347ICSFormsSept2018AMMGT-347 Incident Command Systems Forms Review (AM Course)The MGT-347 ICS Forms Review course is a 4-hour workshop that provides emergency response supervisors and mid- to upper-level managers with a detailed introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) forms used in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP) and/or Coordination Action Plan (CAP). Participants will examine the primary forms used in an IAP/CAP, as well as supporting and other utility forms. In addition, participants will review the planning process and where, within that process, the forms 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.September 25, 2018 (AM)Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-OH101OH-101 Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)This free interactive course primarily focuses on the planning development process, hazard analysis, basic plan, and annexes/emergency support functions relating to Emergency Operations Plans. Additional material covered includes Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code requirements, CPG101 basics, NIMS, partner engagement, COOP, and a brief overview of the state EOP. *****Target Audience: This one-day course is designed primarily for Local Emergency Management personnel (i.e., county, city, or other jurisdiction), State Emergency Management personnel, Voluntary Agency representatives and Private Sector Emergency Managers who are actively engaged in emergency operations planning and the production of emergency operations plans. Other individuals who might find this training beneficial include Local and State Health Department employees and first responders who are also engaged in the development and review of emergency operations plans.********* Recommended Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, IS-700 National Incident Management System NIMS an Introduction, and IS-235 Emergency Planning. All of these independent study courses are available on FEMA’s training website https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx 26 September, 2018 (Geauga)Geauga County Dept. of Emergency Services 12518 Merritt Rd Chardon, OH 44024 Enroll
EMA-ICS300MeigsCoOct2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.October 5 - 7, 2018Robert E. Byer Emergency Operations Center 41859 Pomeroy Pike, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769Enroll
EMA-ICS300AshtabulaCoOct2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.October 9 - 11, 2018Kinder Morgan-Pinney Dock Terminal 1149 East 5th Street Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 Enroll
EMA-G386G386 Mass Fatalities Incident ResponseCourse Description: This free 2-day course prepares State and local response personnel and other responsible agencies and professionals to handle mass fatalities effectively and to work with the survivors in an emergency or disaster. This course covers incident management, mass fatalities, planning before and operations during an incident, establishing the morgue, family assistance support operations, and assistance from the Federal government. The course concludes with a tabletop exercise. This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: The course is designed for a wide audience, encompassing the range of personnel with a role to play in mass fatality incidents. Coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors, heads of first response agencies (fire, police, EMS, etc.), planners, and emergency management coordinators will benefit from this course. October 10-11, 2018 (Jackson)Jackson Fire Department Annex 166 Pearl Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Enroll
EMA-OH-200FallOH-200 Fall ConferenceThis conference is for county emergency managers, local & state officials and private sector emergency management partners. It provides an update on federal, state, and local emergency management and homeland security priorities, goals, and programs and provides an opportunity for participants to get the latest updates on a broad range of timely and relevant subjects. The Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) mandates that all EMA Directors attend two (2) such seminars each year.October 18, 2018 (OEMA)The Ohio Union (Performance Hall), The Ohio State University 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210 Enroll
EMA-ICS400MeigsCoOct2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.October 20 - 21, 2018Robert E. Byer Emergency Operations Center 41859 Pomeroy Pike, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769Enroll
EMA-ICS300DefianceCoOct2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.October 22 - 24, 2018Defiance County EMA 22491 Mill Street Defiance, Ohio 43512Enroll
EMA-OH139OH-139 Exercise Design CourseThis three-day course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of exercise design and prepare them to design and conduct a small functional exercise for their organization. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to develop, conduct, evaluate, and follow-up on exercises. The course content addresses the fundamental requirements of an overall exercise program and its components. Target Audience: Attendees for this course must have responsibilities in exercise design/planning and conduct. The course is not intended for exercise players or response personnel unless they are expected to become involved in exercise development. Organizations or communities should consider selecting core personnel who are responsible for exercise planning that can form the nucleus of an exercise design team when they return Required Prerequisites: IS-139, Exercise Design and Develop and either IS-120.c / IS120.a Introduction to Exercises or the L-146 / G-146 (three day or two day) HSEEP Training Course. October 23 - 25, 2018 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoOct2018EMA-ICS300SummitCoOct2018This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.October 23 - 25, 2018Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 Enroll
EMA-G290-G291G290 & G291 Basic Public Information Officer SeriesCOURSE DESCRIPTION: This “Free” training course is the Basic Public Information Officer Series. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is designed to prepare participants to function as full or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively. ***** This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.***** October 24 - 26, 2018 (Cuyahoga)Cleveland Office of Emergency Management / EOC 205 West St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 Enroll
EMA-ICS400DefianceCoOct2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.October 29 - 30, 2018Defiance County EMA 22491 Mill Street Defiance, Ohio 43512Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoOct2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.October 31 - November 1, 2018Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 Enroll
EMA-G428G428 CERT Train-the-Trainer CourseThis two-and-a-half day course prepares students to organize and teach the CERT Basic Training Course by demonstrating instructional methods and familiarizing students with the instructional modules of that course. This course also covers basic considerations for developing and implementing a CERT program. Those completing this CERT Train-the-Trainer course will be provided copies of all CERT Basic Training Course materials in hardcopy and electronically on CD-ROM and a CERT kit.November 2 - 4, 2018 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43263 Enroll
EMA-G775G775 EOC Management and OperationsCourse Description: This free training is a two-day course that explores the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and their relationships as components of a multiagency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities, and case studies that relate to EOCs and multiagency coordination systems at the Federal, State, and local levels of government. ***** This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. ***** Target Audience: This course is designed for all Federal, State, local, and tribal Emergency Managers; first responders to include Incident Commanders from all Emergency Management disciplines; private industry personnel responsible for coordination activities during a disaster; and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster personnel.November 5 - 6, 2018 (Cuyahoga)North East Ohio Regional Sewer District 4747 E. 49th St. Cuyahoga Hts, OH 44125 Enroll
EMA-L950IncidentCommanderLickingCoNov2018L950 Incident Commander (IC)This five-day course provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander (IC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an IC on an All-Hazards ICS IMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge. November 5 - 9, 2018Newton Township Fire Department 1 Firehouse Drive St Louisville, OH 43071 Access the link for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/V8g1FGEmhKo Enroll
EMA-L388L388 Advanced Public Information Officer (APIO)The Advanced Public Information Officer Course provides participants the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a joint information center (JIC) through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants' abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment. Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership. ***** The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the eleven (11) prerequisites listed in the EMI Course Announcement . **** If you have questions contact Susan Traylor - sctraylor@dps.ohio.govNovember 5 - 9, 2018 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43263 Enroll
EMA-ICS300SenecaCoNov2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICSThis 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.November 7 - 9, 2018 Seneca County EMA 126 Hopewell Ave Tiffin, OH 44883 Enroll
EMA-L956LiaisonOfficerFranklinCoNov2018L956 Liaison OfficerThis course provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Liaison Officer on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge. November 8 – 9, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus, OH 43230 Enroll
EMA-OH-606OH-606 Recovery from Disaster WorkshopThis 3-hour course provides representatives of county / local emergency management, local governments (township, municipalities, county, special district, authorities, etc.), certain private non-profit organizations, and organized volunteer organizations with an overview of pre and post event topics related to disaster recovery. Training modules include an overview of the various supplemental State and Federal Disaster Assistance Programs, Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning and the post event Damage Assessment Process.November 8, 2018 (Tuscarawas)Tuscarawas County Emergency Operations Center2295 Reiser Rd SE New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 (308)Enroll
EMA-ICS400SenecaCoNov2018ICS-400 Advanced ICSThis training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.November 13 – 14, 2018Seneca County EMA 126 Hopewell Ave Tiffin, OH 44883Enroll
EMA-L970SUPLCuyahogaCoNov2018L970 Supply Unit Leader CourseThis course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Supply Unit Leader (SPUL) in an all-hazards incident. By requiring participants to bring jurisdiction-specific information to the instruction, the course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of an SPUL organized by the fundamental steps of the ordering process. Participants identify information required for ordering, as well as complete required forms and documentation related to ordering, and anticipate ordering and supply needs for the incident. In addition to the ordering process, the course discusses mobilization, setting up and managing the Supply Unit, and demobilization.November 13 - 16, 2018Brecksville Fire Department 9023 Brecksville Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141 Enroll
EMA-G289G-289 Public Information Officer (PIO) Awareness Course Course Description: The Public Information Officer (PIO) Awareness Course (G0289) is a “Free” course designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. The material provides a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. It orients the participants to the public information function and the role of the PIO in the public safety / emergency management environment. This training forms the foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers Additionally, it provides those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency. **Who Should Attend?** 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. A secondary audience for this training includes individuals who would benefit from a general understanding of the emergency public information function. This audience would include elected and other officials (e.g., dispatchers, receptionists) who may work with PIOs or with the news media during an incident or have initial media contact outside an incident through the course of their job. November 14, 2018 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-G290G290 Basic Public Information Officer CourseThis “Free” training course is the Basic Public Information Officer Course. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is designed to prepare participants to function as full or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively. *******THIS IS THE G290 COURSE ONLY, You can later complete the G291 only portion of any G290 / G291 Basic PIO Series Ohio EMA offers by coordinating through Susan Traylor - sctraylor@dps.ohio.gov. ***** This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. November 14 & 15, 2018 (Portage)Portage County Emergency Operations Center 8240 Infirmary Road Ravenna, OH 44266 Enroll
EMA-OH101OH-101 Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)This free interactive course primarily focuses on the planning development process, hazard analysis, basic plan, and annexes/emergency support functions relating to Emergency Operations Plans. Additional material covered includes Ohio Revised Code & Administrative Code requirements, CPG101 basics, NIMS, partner engagement, COOP, and a brief overview of the state EOP. *****Target Audience: This one-day course is designed primarily for Local Emergency Management personnel (i.e., county, city, or other jurisdiction), State Emergency Management personnel, Voluntary Agency representatives and Private Sector Emergency Managers who are actively engaged in emergency operations planning and the production of emergency operations plans. Other individuals who might find this training beneficial include Local and State Health Department employees and first responders who are also engaged in the development and review of emergency operations plans.********* Recommended Prerequisites: IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, IS-700 National Incident Management System NIMS an Introduction, and IS-235 Emergency Planning. All of these independent study courses are available on FEMA’s training website https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx 15 November, 2018 (Jackson)Jackson Fire Department Annex 166 Pearl Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Enroll
EMA-G288G288 Local Volunteer and Donation ManagementCourse Description: This free training event supports local governments and their emergency management partners in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster events at the local level. The course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations. *****This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program***** Target Audience: Emergency Managers and voluntary organizations responsible for the management of spontaneous volunteers Local Volunteer/ Donations Coordinator, Coordinator’s Alternate, Leading stakeholders of voluntary organizations, State/ local VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Chair or Designee, Public Information Officer or Liaison, Program Functional Leads, Government-Private Sector Liaison November 15 - 16, 2018 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-ICS300PutnamCoDec2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.December 3 - 5, 2018Putnam County Educational Services Center 124 Putnam Parkway Ottawa, OH 45875Enroll
EMA-ICS400PutnamCoDec2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.December 10 - 11, 2018 Putnam County Educational Services Center 124 Putnam Parkway Ottawa, OH 45875Enroll
EMA-ICS300LucasCoDec2018ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.December 10 - 12, 2018 St. Luke's Hospital - Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537 Enroll
EMA-ICS400LucasCoDec2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 14-hour classroom course that provides training on the advanced resource management provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS). Course topics include explaining the special management challenges of major incidents, as well as explaining how Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS) are established. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who expect to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity.December 12 - 13, 2018 St. Luke's Hospital – Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537 Enroll
EMA-L962PSCFranklinCoJan2019L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC)This four-day course design provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief (PSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. 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 (there is no charge to attend this course).January 29 - February 1, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230Enroll
EMA-OH427EMA-OH427 CERT/Citizen Corp Program Manager Course2 1/2 Day course prepares students to establish, revitalize and sustain an active local CERT program. Defines responsibilities and core components of a local CERT program and focuses on effective practices. Goals, strategic plan, promoting, managing, retaining members and trainers, recruiting, funding, resources, effective training skills, developing policies and procedures, and evaluating the overall program.February 8 - 9 2019 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43263 Enroll
EMA-G230G230 Introduction to Emergency Management in OhioThis 3 ½ -day course provides new emergency managers and staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop an effective emergency management program in the state of Ohio. The course provides information on basic emergency management concepts and functions and how they are applied in Ohio. It includes modules on mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, laws and authorities, and funding and grants. Understanding the fundamental principles and practices of emergency management provides a framework for the future professional growth of every emergency manager and responder. This course is designed to provide a basic framework and understanding of emergency management and homeland security in Ohio. February 11 - 14, 2019 (OEMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43263 Enroll
EMA-G290-G291G290 & G291 Basic Public Information Officer SeriesCOURSE DESCRIPTION: This “Free” training course is the Basic Public Information Officer Series. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is designed to prepare participants to function as full or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively. ***** This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.***** February 12 - 14, 2019 (Athens)Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action 3 Cardaras Drive Glouster, OH 45732Enroll
EMA-MGT323InstructorDevWkSpMarch2019MGT-323 Instructor Development WorkshopThis course primarily serves to give instructors, most of whom already have years of instructional experience within their own organizations, insight into adult education principles as well as the opportunity to comment on and improve their instructional style. The course focuses on enhancing instructional skills that may be applied within DHS-certified courses, but it also discusses organization-specific policies, procedures and practices. The goal of this course is to ensure instructional excellence by providing a forum for experienced instructors to share their experiences with participants and learn together, both during discussions of instructional techniques and in commenting on each other's presentation skills during prepared teach-backs.March 19 - 21, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-L958OpsSCFranklinCoMay2019L958 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Operations Section ChiefThis free four-day 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, and 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. May 7 - 10, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-L110BasicAcademyMay2019L110 Emergency Management Basic Academy (TtT)This is the TRAIN THE TRAINER Course for those that have at least five (5) years of employment experience in Emergency Management as a practitioner, meet other pertinent criteria and want to become a Basic Academy Instructor. Course Description: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the need to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management competencies and to a career development program through a progressive training and education system that includes the foundational-level Basic Academy. The Basic Academy provides a structured and progressive framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the challenges of an ever-changing emergency management environment. May 20 - 24, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll

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