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Ohio EMA Training Current Course List

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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
EMA-G-191G-191 ICS / EOC Interface This course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface. March 3, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-386G-386 Mass Fatalities IncidentThis 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 operation, and assistance from the federal government. The course concludes with a tabletop exercise. Participants will learn to identify the characteristics of a mass fatality incident and identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in the incident. In addition, the instructor will describe the steps required to respond to a mass fatalities incident, including catastrophic numbers of fatalities and contaminated remains, and help participants determine their jurisdiction’s preparedness for a mass fatalities event.March 10 - 11, 2021This course will be delivered virtually via MS Teams.Enroll
EMA-G-272G-272 Warning CoordinationThis course is the latest in the hazardous weather series of courses produced in partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS). Every year, the United States experiences more severe weather than any other country in the world. In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property losses, emergency managers must work closely with the NWS and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. This course is intended to help facilitate that process. Course topics include: The Social Dimensions of Warning Response; Developing Effective Warning Messages; Developing an Effective Community Warning Process; and Working with the News Media to Create a Weather Warning Partnership. In addition to lecture and discussion, the course includes case studies, exercises, and an opportunity for interaction with representatives of the local news media.March 15 - 16, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-OH-606OH-606 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role Workshop ReminderThis 3-hour Workshop 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.March 18, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-ICS300CuyahogaMarch2021V-ICS-300 Intermediate ICSThis 21-hour classroom course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Individuals who may assume a supervisory role in incidents. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses. Note: During a Type 3 incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.March 23 – 26, 2021 (4 partial days)Virtually Online via MS Teams We will add the students to the course after we receive the following required prerequisite certificates of completion. Enroll
EMA-G-108G-108 Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance This course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) functions effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together in coordination with Emergency Management and traditional MC providers to plan and provide MC/EA services to those affected by disaster.March 23-24, 2021 (Lake)This course will delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-290 / G-291G-290 & G-291 Public Information Officer (PIO) / Joint Information Center (JIC) 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. March 29 - 31, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-ICS400SummitApril2021V-ICS-400 Advanced ICSThis training is a 15-hour classroom course that provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS-300 courses, which are the prerequisites for the ICS-400 course. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.April 7-9, 2021Virtual Online via Microsoft Teams SoftwareEnroll
EMA-G-288G-288 Local Volunteer and Donations Management The course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.April 13-14, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams Enroll
EMA-G-2300G-2300 Intermediate EOC FunctionsThe G-2300 Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions is a 24-hour course with the goal of assisting individuals and jurisdictions who desire to develop or improve their Emergency Operation Centers (EOC). By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate, through activities and a Final Exam, the managerial and operational roles of the modern-day EOC as a NIMS Command and Coordination functional group operating within a Multiagency Coordination System (MACS).April 19 - 22, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-OH-202OH-202 Debris Management WorkshopThis course 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 predisaster 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. This workshop is for 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.April 22, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-402G-402 ICS Overview for Executives and Senior OfficialsThe purpose of this course is to familiarize Senior Officials (executives, elected and appointed officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) their role in supporting incident management within the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) tenets and the role of the four command and coordination entities (ICS, EOC, MAC Group and JIS) within NIMS).April 28, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-191G-191 ICS / EOC InterfaceThe course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface. **This is a Required Course as part of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Program** April 29, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-288G-288 Local Volunteer and Donations ManagementThe course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.May 12 - 13, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-191G-191 ICS / EOC InterfaceThis course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface.May 14, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams Enroll
EMA-ICS300HamiltonMay2021V-ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 21-hour course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. This course is for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in incidents. Note: During a Type 3 incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods. May 18 - 21, 2021Virtually Online via MS Teams We will add the students to the course after we receive the following required prerequisite certificates of completion. Enroll
EMA-G-393G-393 Mitigation for Emergency ManagersThis course is designed to enable the non-technical emergency worker to acquire skills in the use of mitigation. The course provides training in how to perform mitigation activities fundamental to reducing and eliminating long-term risk from hazards. It addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager (or other local government representative) in mitigation: motivator, coordinator, and monitor in local implementation of the National Mitigation Strategy. **This is a REQUIRED course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. May 25 - 27, 2021This course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-G-557G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment*This is a “Required” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program* 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.June 2 - 3, 2021: 9:00am - 1:00pm each dayThis course will be delivered virtually using Microsoft TeamsEnroll
EMA-ICS400HamiltonJune2021V-ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 15-hour classroom course that provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS-300 courses, which are the prerequisites for the ICS-400 course. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.June 16 - 18, 2021Virtually Online via MS Teams We will add the students to the course after we receive the following required prerequisite certificates of completion. Enroll
EMA-ICS300July272021V-ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 21-hour course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. This course is for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in incidents. Note: During a Type 3 incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods. July 27-30, 2021 (4 partial days)Virtually Online via Microsoft's MS Teams Software Enroll
EMA-ICS400August242021V-ICS-400 Advanced ICS This training is a 15-hour classroom course that provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS-300 courses, which are the prerequisites for the ICS-400 course. The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.August 24 – 26, 2021 (3 partial days)Virtually Online via Microsoft's MS Teams Software Enroll

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