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Ohio EMA Training Current Course List

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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
EMA-ICS300LucasCoJan2018ICS-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.January 22 - 24, 2018St. Luke's Hospital - Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537Enroll
EMA-G191G191 ICS/EOC Interface CourseCourse Description: This course is designed for personnel associated with On-Scene Incident Command, EOCs and Multiagency Coordination (MAC) System entities. The goal of the course is to provide state and local emergency management officials with the knowledge and skills they need to operate an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) and interface it with an Incident Command System (ICS) field operation. It enables the participants to begin developing an ICS/EOC interface for their community by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercise and group discussions to formulate the interface. This is a "Required" course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Program This course meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission for eight continuing education course hours. Target Audience: Community ICS and EOC personnel. January 23, 2018 (Franklin) Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-ICS400LucasCoJan2018ICS-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.January 24 – 25, 2018St. Luke's Hospital – Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537Enroll
EMA-G289G-289 Public Information Officer (PIO) Awareness Course 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. January 31, 2018 (Richland)OSU Extension Office (Longview Center) 1495 W. Longview Ave. Mansfield, Ohio 44906 Enroll
EMA-G191G191 ICS/EOC Interface CourseCourse Description: This course is designed for personnel associated with On-Scene Incident Command, EOCs and Multiagency Coordination (MAC) System entities. The goal of the course is to provide state and local emergency management officials with the knowledge and skills they need to operate an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) and interface it with an Incident Command System (ICS) field operation. It enables the participants to begin developing an ICS/EOC interface for their commu¬nity by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercise and group discussions to formulate the interface. This is a "Required" course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Program This course meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission for eight continuing education course hours. February 6, 2018 (Hamilton) Cincinnati - Hamilton County Regional Operations Center 2000 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 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. February 6-7, 2018 (Licking) Enroll
EMA-MGT904ICS300FranklinCoFeb2018ICS-300 Intermediate for Expanding IncidentsThis 18-hour classroom course will enhance your Incident Command skills, with a special focus on new concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS). The training and resources provided in this course will assist personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. The course will also benefit any person who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing an expanding incident. Attendees will participate in-group activities that introduce the development of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and demonstrate the interactions between the Command and General Staff sections of the ICS.February 6 – 8, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230 Enroll
EMA-G557G557 Rapid Needs Assessment Course Course Description: This “free” course provides information and resources to enable participants to develop an effective Damage Assessment Program and conduct rapid and effective needs assessments. A good assessment allows community leaders to prioritize response actions ensuring the greatest life-saving and life sustaining benefits. Since resources are often limited in the first few hours of a disaster or emergency an effective rapid needs assessment allows for the efficient and effective use of those resources. Likewise, it allows local officials to evaluate their needs and request those resources that are not available in their jurisdiction to support life sustaining and life saving measures. This is a "Required" course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Program Target Audience: The target audience for this course includes 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. First response agencies (fire, police, EMS, etc.), planners, and county CERT & ARES volunteers will benefit from this course. February 8, 2018 (Fairfield) Pickerington Developmental Disabilities (DD) 7140 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Rd. Pickerington, Ohio 43147 Enroll
EMA-OH197OH-197 Planning for Access & Functional Needs in Emergencies Course Description: This 2-day course provides participants with the information necessary to utilize disability and access and functional needs-inclusive practices during Emergency Planning. Course Objectives Include: •Define access and functional needs and disabilities and how they differ. •Define key terms related to inclusive planning. •Identify appropriate resources to assist in planning for, and with, adults and children with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. **Target Audience: State, local, tribal and territorial emergency planning personnel, such as Emergency Managers, Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Resource agencies including Transportation, Communications, Public Works, and Public Health; Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Disability groups/organizations.** February 8 - 9, 2018 (Hamilton)American Red Cross 2111 Dana Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 Enroll
EMA-G489G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in DisastersCourse Description: In a disaster or/ emergency communities may expect large numbers of spontaneous volunteers to arrive at the disaster scene. These often untrained & unsupported volunteers can easily become the "Disaster within a Disaster" if not properly integrated into the response and / or recovery process. When properly identified, assigned, trained and supervised these volunteers can greatly enhance the community's response and recovery efforts. One way to accurately and efficiently identify, integrate and document volunteers and their efforts is through the establishment of a Volunteer Reception Center. The course provides an introduction to the establishment, set-up and operation of a Volunteer Reception center (VRC). Who Should Attend? Target Audience: Emergency Managers and voluntary organizations responsible for the management of spontaneous volunteers Local Volunteer and operation of a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). Community partners requesting volunteer's through the VRC.February 8, 2018 (Clark)Heritage Center of Clark County 117 S. Fountain Ave. Springfield, Oh 45502 Enroll
EMA-ICS300MahoningCoFeb2018ICS-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.February 10 – 11, 2018Cardinal Joint Fire District, Station 2 7075 Herbert Road Canfield, OH 44406 Enroll
EMA-G108G108 Community Mass Care and Emergency AssistanceCourse Description: This “Free” course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance function effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work in coordination with Emergency Management and traditional Mass Care providers to plan for and provide Mass Care/ Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) services to those affected by disaster. It is designed to develop foundational knowledge of Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services in the community. It is not a “how to” for sheltering. Participants will use this information to build community emergency “Action Items” and to identify gaps in the community’s program. G-108 is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: This course is intended for community agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), and private sector organizations that will collaborate to provide the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance. February 13 & 14, 2018 (Hamilton)Nathanael Greene Lodge 6394 Wesselman Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 Enroll
EMA-ICS300LakeCoFeb2018ICS-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.February 13 - 14, 2018Lake County EMA 8505 Garfield Road Mentor, Ohio 44060 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. Target Audience (Priority Registration): County Emergency Managers that have not completed a previous version of the OH-230 Introduction to Emergency Management course and are working on accomplishing their Ohio Revised Code (ORC) training requirement will receive First Priority course approval. Likewise, county emergency management personnel that have been in their position for less than four years, and have not completed a previous classroom version of OH-230 Introduction to Emergency Management course. In addition, Ohio EMA will give State Emergency Management personnel priority registration (Priority Registration will be as follows, County EMA Directors, Assistant and Deputy EMA Directors, County EMA Staff, Ohio EMA Staff, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact us at 614-799-3666. February 13-16, 2018 (Ohio EMA)The Grand Event Center, Courtyard by Marriott,820 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212Enroll
EMA-ICS400MahoningCoFeb2018ICS-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.February 17 – 18, 2018Cardinal Joint Fire District, Station 2 7075 Herbert Road Canfield, OH 44406Enroll
EMA-G290-G291G290 & G291 Basic Public Information Officer SeriesThe Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is aimed at the new or less experienced PIO including those individuals who have the function as a secondary responsibility. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The 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. During this course students will develop and/or enhance their basic skills in writing, public speaking, working with the media, and the handling of interviews, inquiries and news conferences to clearly communicate life safety information to the public. Participants will gain confidence in their PIO role leading to the development of more productive working relationships with the media, co-workers, and superiors concerning public information activities. Pre-Requisites : NONE This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.February 20 - 22, 2018 (Summit)Summit County Educational Service Center 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221Enroll
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. February 27 - March 1, 2018 (Ohio EMA)February 27 - March 1, 2018 (Ohio EMA)Enroll
EMA-G235G235 Emergency Planning CourseCourse Description: The goal of this “Free” course is to provide the students with training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. It will develop the students’ capacity for effective participation in the all-hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster. Objective: Answer the question, “Why plan?”, describe the hazard analysis and capability assessment processes, describe the EOP format and content, identify types of community support, state the rationale for a team approach to planning, describe EOP coordination and marketing, relate exercises to the planning process strategies, describe plan maintenance. **Target Audience: This course is designed for emergency management personnel who share some responsibility for or play a role in planning for a disaster**March 6 - 7, 2018 (Hamilton)Nathanael Green Lodge 6394 Wesselman Road Cincinnati, OH 45248 Enroll
EMA-ICS400MGT905FranklinCoMarch2018ICS-400 Advanced ICS This two-day course builds upon information covered in the ICS-100, ICS-200, and ICS-300 courses and explains the roles and responsibilities of local, county, state, and federal agencies involved in managing an expanding incident. Students will participate in-group activities that introduce the use of an Incident Complex and Area Command, and the interactions between Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) entities.March 6 - 7, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230 Enroll
EMA-L705FundamentalsofGrantsMgmtMarch2018L705 Fundamentals of Grants Management CourseThis course is designed for FEMA grantees and sub-grantees. It includes discussion and activities to improve the ability of FEMA grantees to administer Federal grant funding. Participants MUST be FEMA grantees or sub-grantees ONLY and are allowed to use EMPG and SHSP grant funds for travel and lodging, etc. Course Objectives: Improve collaboration across disciplines to integrate grants management functions. Review applicable cost principles and navigate and apply the FEMA Code of Federal Regulations and FEMA Information Bulletins. Apply sound business practices to increase efficiency and meet grants management priorities. Develop or revise policies, procedures, and practices in critical areas of grants management and Prepare for Federal monitoring and conduct sub-grantee monitoring.March 13 - 15, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-G205G205 - Recovery From Disaster : The Local Government RoleCourse Description: This 2-day workshop is designed for local government disaster recovery professionals (elected officials, city/county administrators, emergency management coordinators, public works directors, building inspectors, community planners, and unmet needs committee coordinators). The G 205: Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role course replaces the G270.4 Recovery from Disaster Course and meets the G270.4 course requirement for the Advanced Professional Series Certificate. This course also meets the Ohio Administrative Code County Director training requirements. The goals of this course are: • To increase understanding of local government responsibilities and challenges associated with disaster recovery. • Provide a forum for discussion of “lessons learned” in disaster recovery at the local level. • Prepare participants to develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan. This is a “Required” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: Target Audience : The target audience for this course includes the following local government positions and allied professionals: Local elected official (Mayor, City/County Council Member, City/County Manager / Staff, City / County Planners/Staff, Regional Planning Commissions, Economic Development Districts, Finance Director/Assessor, Emergency Manager/Staff, Public Works Director/Staff, Building Inspector/Staff, Floodplain Manager/Staff, Health Care Administrator or Planner, Public Information Officer, Housing Director or Planner/Staff, Voluntary Agency Coordinator or Unmet Needs Committee Coordinator, Business Organization Representative, Administrative Director/Manager, State Recovery Staff and PartnersMarch 13 - 14, 2018 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-G402G-402 ICS Overview for Executives and Senior LeadersThis course provides an orientation to executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) to the Incident Command System (ICS). It describes the Incident Command System (ICS) and defines the role of an Executive / Senior Official relative to the ICS. Attendees are provided with a basic knowledge of ICS terminology and organizational structure. The material explains the differences between on-incident ICS organizations and activities and the activities accomplished by Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), Area Commands, and Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS) and explains the implications of administrative, logistical, financial, and reporting activities during large scale events. At the end of this session the attendees will better understand the ICS and the major responsibilities of an Executive / Senior Official as related to an incident.May 15, 2018 (Licking)Licking County Administration Building, Meeting Room D, 20 S. 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055 Enroll
EMA-L102ScienceofDisasterL102 Science of Disaster This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following: •Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science. •Earth Science describes how the Earth's design sets the stage for the world's natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes. •Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather. •Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats. •Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.March 19 – 21, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS300MontgomeryCoMarch2018ICS-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.March 20 - 22, 2018Sinclair Community College, Bldg. 20, Room 121 220 South Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45402 Enroll
EMA-L141InstructionalSkillsMarch2018L141 Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills CourseThis three (3) day course addresses the practicalities of conducting successful interactions, managing the classroom experience, and making presentations. It covers the basics of adult learning and of training evaluation for those wanting more experience in this area. Participants have several opportunities to practice presentation and instructional skills, first as spokespersons for small groups, then during short duo presentations, 3-minute individual presentations, and, finally, 20-minute individual presentations, using material related to their own programs or functions and detailed feedback is provided by the instructors. A large number of job aids is provided to help in the application of training skills and to prepare for the 20-minute presentation, participants should come to class with materials from a pre-existing course that is related to their work.March 21 – 23, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 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.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 state, tribal, or local level of government. Also, Emergency management personnel, including fire, law enforcement, public health, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and others who have either full or part-time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments. March 21 - 23, 2018 (Richland)OSU Extension Office (Longview Center) 1495 W. Longview Ave. Mansfield, Ohio 44906 Enroll
EMA-L103PlanningEmergencyOpsL103 Planning: Emergency Operations Course Description: This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The course content includes Emergency Management Planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions. The content also derives from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Government Emergency Plans, and its six-step planning process and inclusive whole community philosophy. Likewise, doctrine from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), is included in the course. Special event planning is then explained in the course, and table group activities to analyze plans for special events are conducted.March 22 – 23, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS300AshtabulaCoMarch2018ICS-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.March 26 - 28, 2018Ashtabula County Engineers Office 186 East Satin Street, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
EMA-ICS400AshtabulaCoMarch2018ICS-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.March 29 - 30, 2018Ashtabula County Engineers Office 186 East Satin Street, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
EMA-ICS400MontgomeryCoApril2018ICS-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.April 3 - 4, 2018Sinclair Community College, Bldg. 20, Room 121 220 South Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45402Enroll
EMA-ICS300CuyahogaCoApril2018ICS-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.April 9 – 11, 2018Olmsted Township Fire Dept. (on Fitch Rd. just north of Cook Rd) 26900 Cook Road Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138 Enroll
EMA-G271G271 Hazardous Weather & Flood PreparednessCourse Description: This free course provides training for state, local and voluntary agency personnel who respond to hazardous weather events. The curriculum is designed to promote partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and the emergency management community. The training objective is to equip Emergency Managers’ to appropriately plan for and coordinate effective responses to potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations. This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: The course is designed primarily for Local Emergency Managers (i.e., county, city, parish, or other jurisdiction), State Emergency Management personnel, Voluntary Agency representatives and Private sector Emergency ManagersApril 9 - 11, 2018 (Portage)Portage County EMA 8240 Infirmary Road Ravenna, OH 44266 Enroll
EMA-G108G108 Community Mass Care and Emergency AssistanceCourse Description: This “Free” course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance function effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work in coordination with Emergency Management and traditional Mass Care providers to plan for and provide Mass Care/ Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) services to those affected by disaster. It is designed to develop foundational knowledge of Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services in the community. It is not a “how to” for sheltering. Participants will use this information to build community emergency “Action Items” and to identify gaps in the community’s program. G-108 is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: This course is intended for community agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), and private sector organizations that will collaborate to provide the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance. Recommended Prerequisites: None April 12 - 13, 2018 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-OH-200SpringOH-200 Spring ConferenceThis conference is for county emergency managers, elected officials, and other local and state officials. 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.April 17 - 18, 2018 (OEMA)Crowne Plaza Dublin 600 Metro Place North Dublin OH 43017Enroll
EMA-ICS300PortageCoApril2018ICS-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.April 23 - 25, 2018Portage County EMA 8240 Infirmary Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Enroll
EMA-L548COOPProgramManagerApril2018L0548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program ManagerFEMA based this course on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. They designed this course to acquaint experienced COOP practitioners and instructors with the COOP Program Managers course materials. The course will also refresh experienced instructors on instructional methodology and techniques. April 24 – 25, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-ICS300NobleCoApril2018ICS-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.April 24 - 26, 2018Noble County EMA 48535 Coldwater Creek Road Caldwell, Ohio 43724 Enroll
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. April 24 - 26, 2018 (Hamilton)Symmes Township Public Safety Building 8871 Weekly Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 Enroll
EMA-L548COOPProgramManagerApril2018L0548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program ManagerThis course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. This course is designed to acquaint experienced COOP practitioners and instructors with the COOP Program Managers course materials. The course will also refresh experienced instructors on instructional methodology and techniques.April 24 – 25, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoApril2018ICS-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.April 24 - 26, 2018Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 Enroll
EMA-ICS300WashingtonCoMay2018ICS-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.May 1 - 3, 2018Washington County EOC 204 Davis Ave, Suite C Marietta, OH 45750 Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoMay2018ICS-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.May 2 - 3, 2018Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313Enroll
EMA-ICS400NobleCoMay2018ICS-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.May 5 - 6, 2018Noble County EMA 48535 Coldwater Creek Road Caldwell, Ohio 43724Enroll
EMA-L954SafetyOfficerLickingCoMay2018L954 Safety Officer (SOFR)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.May 8 – 11, 2018Heath Fire Department 193 Heath Road Heath, Ohio 43056Enroll
EMA-ICS400CuyahogaCoMay2018ICS-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.May 14 – 15, 2018Olmsted Township Fire Dept. (on Fitch Rd. North of Cook Rd) 26900 Cook Road Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138 Enroll
EMA-L449-906TtTFranklinCoMay2018MGT906-Incident Command System (ICS) TtT (L-449)This 32-hour five day course prepares participants to deliver EMI's ICS curricula. In addition, it will enhance participant's instructional skills and prepare individuals to deliver FEMA's Incident Command Systems (ICS) curriculum. While this course will address the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses, the major emphasis is on ICS-300, ICS-400 and G191 courses. Attendees will learn from training professionals how to use adult-learning techniques to get the best out of the classes that you teach and students will perform a teach-back of an assigned unit from the ICS core curriculum as part of the course. Teach-backs are conducted as part of the assessment of instructor competence. (TEEX will provide Apple IPads for students to use during the course, however, students can bring a laptop to use instead of the IPad).May 15 – 18, 2018Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-ICS400WashingtonCoMay2018ICS-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.May 17 - 18, 2018Washington County EOC 204 Davis Ave, Suite C Marietta, OH 45750 Enroll
EMA-ICS400PortageCoMay2018ICS-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.May 22 - 23, 2018Portage County EMA 8240 Infirmary Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266Enroll
EMA-L550COOPPlanningHamiltonCoMay2018L550 Continuity of Operations (COOP) PlanningFEMA based this course on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. COOP Plans facilitate the performance of essential functions during any situation, which may disrupt normal operations. This course provides the skills and knowledge to improve the overall quality and workability of COOP Plans.May 22 – 23, 2018Symmes Township Public Safety Center 8871 Weekly Lane Symmes Township, OH 45249 Enroll
EMA-ICS300HuronCoJune2018ICS-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.June 11 - 12, 2018Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Room 2570 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 Enroll
EMA-ICS400HuronCoJune2018ICS-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.June 13 - 14, 2018Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Room 2570 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 Enroll
EMA-G557G557 Rapid Needs Assessment Course Course Description: This course provides information and resources to enable participants to develop an effective Damage Assessment Program and conduct rapid and effective needs assessments. A good assessment allows community leaders to prioritize response actions ensuring the greatest life-saving and life sustaining benefits. Since resources are often limited in the first few hours of a disaster or emergency an effective rapid needs assessment allows for the efficient and effective use of those resources. Likewise, it allows local officials to evaluate their needs and request those resources that are not available in their jurisdiction to support life sustaining and life saving measures. ** This is a Required course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. ** Target Audience: The target audience for this course includes 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. First response agencies (fire, police, EMS, etc.), planners, and county CERT & ARES volunteers will benefit from this course. June 14, 2018 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-L104ExerciseDesignL104 Exercise DesignThis 2-day course is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of exercise design. Emergency managers, emergency services personnel, and individuals who are part of the emergency preparedness communities at all levels of government, private sector, or volunteer organizations need to be able to use the fundamentals of exercise simulation and design as an integrated system of resources and capabilities. This course is designed to develop exercising skills in the following areas: •Components of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) •Exercise process application •Comprehensive exercise program (exercise program management) application •Exercise design steps application •Major accomplishments in designing and implementing an exercise •Purpose and application of various exercise documents •Tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises •Exercise design applications for tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercisesJune 18 – 19, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-L105PublicInfoandWarningL105 Public Information and Warning This course introduces participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management, along with basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages. This is a 2-day classroom course that gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.June 20 – 21, 2018Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-G358G358 Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning Course Description: This 12-hour course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an 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 is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.** Target Audience: The target audience for this course includes the persons responsible for planning, implementing, and carrying out evacuations within a jurisdiction. This includes, but is not limited to, State and local government Emergency Program Managers, Emergency Planners, and Response Personnel. June 21- 22, 2018 (Franklin) Enroll
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-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, 2018Juvenile Justice Center 9300 Quincy Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106Enroll
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-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-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-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, 2018Heath Fire Department 193 Heath Road Heath, Ohio 43056 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 Operations Section Chief (OSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). 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 OSC on an 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-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, 2018Juvenile Justice Center 9300 Quincy Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Enroll

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