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Ohio EMA Training Current Course List

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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
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-G191G191 ICS/EOC Interface CourseFEMA designed this two-day course for personnel associated with On-Scene Incident Command, EOCs and Multiagency Coordination (MAC) System entities. 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. June 5, 2019Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) 4747 East 49th Street Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio 44125Enroll
EMA-G364G364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools CourseThis 2-day course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management.June 11 - 12, 2019 (Ashtabula County EMA)Ashtabula County Engineers Office 186 East Satin Street, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047Enroll
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-AWR136June2019AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber SecurityThis 4-hour AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security course provides participants with an introduction to concepts related to community cyber-security. Participants will examine the different types of cyber-attacks, how communities are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and incidents, and what types of organizations are most likely to be targeted. In addition, this course will introduce the participants to the Community Cyber-Security Maturity Model and how to use the model to build a community cyber-security program and their cyber-resilience.June 19, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
EMA-MGT385June2019MGT385 Community Cyber Security Exercise PlanningThis 12 hours MGT-385 Community Cyber Security Exercise Planning course provides participants an in-depth understanding of the nature and reach of information technology in order to better prepare exercise planners to incorporate cyber attacks and incidents into their exercise program. Participants will explore cyber-related exercise objectives, players, scenarios and injects, challenges of developing cyber exercises, and, using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model, examine the importance of exercises in building the community's overall cyber-security posture. The course will also provide the opportunity to develop a community cyber-security exercise scenario.June 19 - 20, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
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-427EMA-G427 CERT/Citizen Corp Program ManagerThis two-day course prepares students to establish, revitalize and sustain an active local CERT program. Defines responsibilities and core components of a local CERT program and focuses on effective practices. Goals, strategic plan, promoting, managing, retaining members and trainers, recruiting, funding, resources, effective training skills, developing policies and procedures, and evaluating the overall program.July 27 - 28, 2019 (Warren County)Warren County Justice Center 520 Justice Drive Lebanon, Ohio 45036Enroll
EMA-ICS300LucasCoAug2019ICS-300 Intermediate ICS This 18-hour classroom course is designed for front-line personnel with supervisory responsibilities, such as the Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief. The three-day curriculum includes instruction in general principles associated with incident command, along with various tabletop exercises that allow students to put this knowledge to practical use.August 13 - 15, 2019St. Luke's Hospital - Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537 Enroll
EMA-G108G-108 Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance Course 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.August 13 - 14, 2019Green Twp Police Training Center 2808 Blue Rock Road Cincinnati, OH 45239 Enroll
EMA-ICS400LucasCoAug2019ICS-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, 2019St. Luke's Hospital – Auditorium B 5901 Monclova Road Maumee, Ohio 43537Enroll
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-AWR213Aug2019AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience AwarenessThe AWR-213 Infrastructure course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Participants will discuss the risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and information sharing programs, and relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions. Focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience, enabling stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.August 20, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS300FranklinCoSept2019ICS-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 16 - 18, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
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-ICS400FranklinCoSept2019ICS-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 18 - 19, 2019Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-MGT418Readiness-TIPPSept2019MGT-418 Readiness: Training Identification & Prep PlanningThis course teaches participants how to create effective training plans for their agencies and jurisdictions. By evaluating their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan (EOP) using traditional and national preparedness tools, participants can answer the following critical readiness questions: How prepared do we need to be? How prepared are we? How do we prioritize efforts to close the difference? Agencies that plan and train together are much better equipped to successfully respond together. In this course, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their EOP. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps and identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, developing improvement plans and implementing a course of action.September 24 - 25, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
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-OH-606OH-606 Recovery from Disaster WorkshopWorkshop Times: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm This 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.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 October 11, 2019 (Ashtabula)Ashtabula County Engineer Building 186 E. Satin Avenue, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop CLASS TIMES: 09:30 - 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 11, 2019 (Ashtabula)Ashtabula County Engineer Building 186 E. Satin Avenue, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
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-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.October 21 - 25, 2019Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
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 AUDIENCE: 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.November 6, 2019 (Ashtabula)Ashtabula County Engineer Building 186 E. Satin Avenue, 2nd Floor Jefferson, Ohio 44047 Enroll
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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