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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
EMA-ICS300FranklinCoSheriffMarch2019ICS-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, 2019Franklin County Sheriff's Training Academy 6373 Young Road Grove City, Ohio 43123Enroll
EMA-ICS400FranklinCoSheriffMarch2019ICS-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.March 28 - 29, 2019Franklin County Sheriff's Training Academy 6373 Young Road Grove City, Ohio 43123Enroll
EMA-G290-G291G290 & G291 Basic Public Information Officer SeriesThis “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.***** April 2 - 4, 2019 (Summit)Summit County Public Health – Command Room 1967 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44313 Enroll
EMA-ICS400CuyahogaCoApril2019ICS-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 10 - 11, 2019Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) 4747 East 49th Street Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio 44125 Enroll
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. Prerequisites: None April 11 - 12, 2019 (Hamilton)Cincinnati - Hamilton County Regional Operations Center 2000 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 Enroll
EMA-OH607OH607 PA Cost Documentation / Damage Assessment Course Course Description: This workshop introduces students to the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program by addressing the basics of damage assessment, cost documentation and procurement. The FEMA PA Program provides financial assistance to state and local governments and certain private non-profit organizations for emergency work and infrastructure repairs/replacement following disasters. This workshop is designed for records keepers, administrative and fiscal personnel responsible for cost documentation and/or procurement. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Target Audience: Local/state governments and/or private nonprofit organizations with facilities for emergency, medical, educational, utility, custodial care or other types of facilities that provide a governmental type service open to the general public. April 25, 2019 (Tuscarawas)Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard St, Dover, OH 44622. Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoApril2019ICS-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 30 thru May 1 & 2, 2019Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department Training Room 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 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 30 - May 1, 2019 (OEMA)Crowne Plaza Dublin 600 Metro Place North Dublin, Ohio 43017 Enroll
EMA-ICS300MontgomeryCoMay2019ICS-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.May 7 - 9, 2019Sinclair Community College, Building #20 220 South Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoMay2019ICS-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 8 - 9, 2019Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department Training Room 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221Enroll
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-G290G290 Basic Public Information Officer CourseCourse 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. May 13 - 15, 2019 (Defiance)Defiance County Public Safety – EMA 22491 Mill Street Defiance, Ohio 43512Enroll
EMA-ICS300RossCoMay2019ICS-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.May 13 - 15, 2019Ross County Service Center 475 Western Avenue Chillicothe, OH 45601Enroll
EMA-L449-906TtTFranklinCoMay2019MGT906-Incident Command System (ICS) TtT (L-449)This 32-hour four-day course expands and improves student's ability to deliver Emergency Management Institute's (EMI) Incident Command System (ICS) curricula. Students are provided training on the delivery of ICS-100: Introduction to the ICS, ICS-200: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents, ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents, ICS-402 ICS Overview for Executives and Senior Officials, and G0191, Emergency Operations Center/ICS Interface.May 14 – 17, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-OH-202OH-202 Debris Management WorkshopThis workshop provides an overview of issues and recommended actions necessary to plan for, respond to, and recover from a major debris-generating event with emphasis on State and local responsibilities. Developed from a pre-disaster planning perspective, the course includes debris staff organizations; compliance with laws and regulations; contracting procedures; debris management site selection; volume-reduction methods; recycling; special debris situations; and supplementary assistance. **TARGET AUDIANCE: Local officials and state personnel who are responsible for planning and/or implementing debris removal and disposal actions. This includes Public Works, Solid Waste Management, Engineering, Environmental Compliance, Public Information, Legal Affairs and Procurement/Contracting personnel.May 15, 2019 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 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. May 16, 2019 (Knox)Knox County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 11540 Upper Gilchrist Road Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 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.May 16, 2019 (Warren)Warren County Emergency Operations Center 520 Justice Drive Lebanon, Ohio 45036 Enroll
EMA-ICS400RossCoMay2019ICS-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 16 - 17, 2019Ross County Service Center 475 Western Avenue Chillicothe, OH 45601Enroll
EMA-G235G235 Emergency Planning CourseThe 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. This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. May 21 &22, 2019 (Franklin)Franklin County EMA&HS 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 Enroll
EMA-L984TaskFStrikeTSummitCoMay2019L984 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.May 22 - 24, 2019Summit County Public Health 1867 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44313 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 May 23, 2019 (Jackson)Jackson Fire Department Annex 166 Pearl Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 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. June 4-5, 2019 (Putnam)Putnam County EMA 117 Doctor Thatye Dr Glandorf, OH 45848 Enroll
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. June 4 - 6, 2019 (Knox)COTC- Mount Vernon 236 S. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 Enroll
EMA-L959OpsSCTtTFranklinCoJune2019L959 Operations Section Chief Train the TrainerFEMA designed this course to assist the student in his or her preparation to function effectively under the NIMS/Incident Command System. Personnel selected to serve as instructors for this course will teach in the field to personnel representing the Nation's first responders and allied professions from various Federal, state, and local organizations. The audience for the course includes people functioning within the environment of an Incident Management Team (IMT) as fully qualified and have a significant instructional delivery background.June 11 - 14, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
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. June 12 - 14, 2019 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230Enroll
EMA-G428G428 CERT Train-the-Trainer CourseThis three 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 receive copies of all CERT Basic Training Course materials in electronic format.July 12 - 14, 2019 (Ross)Ross County Service Center 475 Western Ave Chillicothe, Ohio 43601 Enroll
EMA-ICS400TuscarawasCoAug2019ICS-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 15 - 16, 2019Tuscarawas County Emergency Operations Center 2295 Reiser Road SE New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663Enroll
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. Prerequisites: Recommended – IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 - Click on the following link to access the online courses for your use http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspSeptember 17 - 18, 2019 (Licking)Licking County Health Department 675 Price Road Newark, Ohio 43055 Enroll
EMA-L964SITLTuscarawasCoSept2019L964 Situation Unit Leader CourseThis course helps emergency management and response personnel establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to an SITL operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include processing information, intelligence, and developing displays. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises. By requiring participants to bring a SITL Kit to the instruction, the course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of an SITL. September 30 - October 4, 2019Tuscarawas County Emergency Operations Center 2295 Reiser Road SE New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoOct2019ICS-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 1 - 3, 2019Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department Training Room 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221Enroll
EMA-ICS300OhioEMAOct2019ICS-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 - 6, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoOct2019ICS-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 9 - 10, 2019Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department Training Room 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221Enroll
EMA-G205G205 - Recovery From Disaster : The Local Government RoleCourse Description: This 2 day workshop is designed for local government disaster recovery professional (elected officials, city/county administrators, emergency management coordinators, public works directors, building inspectors, community planners, and unmet needs committee coordinators). The L/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 will meet 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: 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 Partners. *****Rescheduled*** October 16-17, 2019 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop CLASS TIMES: 09:00 - Noon This 3-hour workshop provides a detailed overview of the following topics related to post-event assessment of the impact and magnitude of natural and person-made disasters to the private sector. Instruction includes: an overview of the local damage assessment process, criteria for Private Sector impacts, local damage assessment information reporting methods and standards for Private Sector, training local teams (composition or membership of damage assessment teams) and the roles and responsibilities of the Individual Assistance Damage Assessment Coordinator and team leads. ***** Target Audience: County EMA; county and local government officials; CERT, ARES, other voluntary organizations and anyone interested in performing damage assessment for homes and businesses in the aftermath of a disaster. ***** Prerequisite: There are no Pre-requisites for this course October 18, 2019 (Ashtabula)Ashtabula County Engineer Building 186 E. Satin Avenue, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
EMA-L101FoundationsofEMSept2019L101 Foundations of Emergency ManagementFEMA 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 entry-level Academy, called the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Training objectives for this course are based on the newly established emergency manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association; the International Association of Emergency Managers; and state, local, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with EMI. The following topics in emergency management are covered in this course: history; legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing and organizing; social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness, and team-building; mitigation, response, prevention, and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.September 16 – 20, 2019, Week 1 and October 21 - 25, 2019, Week 2Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-L102ScienceofDisasterMarch2020L102 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 16 – 18, 2020Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-L103PlanningEmergencyOpsMarch2020L103 Planning: Emergency OperationsThis 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 19 – 20, 2020Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-L104-146ExerciseOhioEMAJune2020L146 Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP)This 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 15 – 16, 2020Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-L105PublicInfoandWarningJune2020L105 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 17 – 18, 2020Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll

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