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Ohio EMA Training Current Course List

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Course IDNameDescriptionSessionLocationEnroll
EMA-ICS300MahoningCoMay2017ICS-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 1 - 3, 2017Mahoning County EMA 700 Industrial Road Youngstown, Ohio 44509Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoMay2017ICS-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 2 - 4, 2017Summit County Public Health, Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44313Enroll
EMA-G272G272 Warning Coordination CourseCourse Description: This 2 day 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. G-272 is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: The target training audience for Warning Coordination includes State, local, tribal, and territorial government emergency program managers, or officials responsible for coordination and communication. The secondary audience includes federal emergency management personnel and employees of Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments who work in the emergency management field. May 2-3, 2017 (Licking)Licking County Regional Communications Center (911 Center) 119 E. Main Street Newark, OH 43055 Enroll
EMA-L449-906TtTMay2017 MGT906-Incident Command System (ICS) TtT (L-449)L-449 Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula Train the Trainer (MGT906) prepares participants to deliver EMI's ICS curricula. Enhance your instructional skills and prepare to deliver FEMA's Incident Command Systems (ICS) curriculum. While ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS-300 and ICS-400. Students will learn from training professionals how to use adult-learning techniques to get the best out of the classes you teach. Students will develop and deliver a training module during the course. This course is 32 hours (4 days) and is scheduled through the State Administrative Agency only in cooperation with The Emergency Management InstituteMay 2 – 5, 2017Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, Ohio 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS400MahoningCoMay2017ICS-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 3 - 4, 2017Mahoning County EMA 700 Industrial Road Youngstown, OH 44509Enroll
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. 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. Prerequisite: There are no Pre-requisites for this course May 5, 2017 (Portage)Portage County Emergency Management Agency 8240 Infirmary Road Ravenna, Ohio 44266Enroll
EMA-ICS300ShelbyCoMay2017ICS-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 6 - 7, 2017Sidney Fire Department 222 W Poplar Street Sidney, Ohio 45365Enroll
EMA-ICS300MedinaCoMay2017ICS-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 8 - 10, 2017Medina County EMA 555 Independence Drive Medina, Ohio 44256 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. May 9 - 10, 2017 (Wayne)Wayne County EMA 201 W. North Street Wooster, OH 44691 Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoMay2017ICS-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 9 - 10, 2017Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop Course Description: This course 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. This course also prepares students to perform, organize and teach IA Damage Assessment. 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 May 9, 2017 (Columbiana)Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency 215 S. Market Street Lisbon, Ohio 44432 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. May 9 - 11, 2017 (Hamilton)Symmes Township Public Safety Building 8871 Weekly Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 Enroll
EMA-OH-278OH-278 Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) WorkshopCourse Description: Ohio EMA is hosting a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Workshop. The workshop goal is to educate participants on the software and information needed to perform a BCA on a potential mitigation projects using FEMA’s current BCA software (version 5.3.0). This course will assist participants in developing quality BCAs to use when developing grant applications for the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Additional information on FEMA’s BCA tool can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/benefit-cost-analysis. Individuals that are considering applying for HMA funds this year are strongly encouraged to attend this course. Course Prerequisites: None. Targeted Audience: The intended audience includes personnel of local jurisdictions and Private Non Profit (PNP) organizations that are eligible applicants for HMA grants; state mitigation staff responsible for assisting HMA sub applicants; FEMA employees who assist State mitigation staff and/or who are responsible for reviewing HMA applications and/or monitoring HMA grant awards. May 10-11, 2017 (OEMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235 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. Recommended Prerequisites: EMI recommends participants should complete: IS 0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; and IS 0700.a, National Incident Management System, an Introduction. These courses are available at http://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx . May 10 - 11, 2017 (OEMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-ICS400MedinaCoMay2017ICS-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 10 - 11, 2017Medina County EMA (Located at the Medina County Jail) 555 Independence Dr. Medina, OH 44256Enroll
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. May 11, 2017 (Stark)Stark County EMA 4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE Canton, Ohio 44705 Enroll
EMA-ICS300PickawayCoMay2017ICS-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 15 - 17, 2017Harrison Township Fire Department 3625 St. Rt. OH-752, Ashville, OH 43103Enroll
EMA-ICS300HamiltonCoMay2017ICS-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 15 - 17, 2017Montgomery Police Department 10150 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45242Enroll
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. May 16, 2017 (Hamilton)Cincinnati – Hamilton County Regional Operations Center 2000 Radcliff Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 Enroll
EMA-ICS400ClarkCoMay2017ICS-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 17 - 18, 2017Springfield Fire Rescue Division 350 North Fountain Ave Springfield, Ohio 45505 Enroll
EMA-ICS400PickawayCoMay2017`ICS-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, 2017Harrison Township Fire Department 3625 St. Rt. OH-752, Ashville, OH 43103 Enroll
EMA-OH-606OH-606 Recovery from Disaster WorkshopThis 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 May 18, 2017 (Jackson)Jackson Fire Department (Annex) 166 Pearl Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Enroll
EMA-ICS400HamiltonCoMay2017ICS-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 18 - 19, 2017Montgomery Police Department 10150 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 Enroll
EMA-ICS400ShelbyCoMay2017ICS-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 20 - 21, 2017Sidney Fire Department, 222 West Poplar Street, Sidney, OH 45365Enroll
EMA-L110BasicAcademyMay2017L110 National Emergency Management Basic Academy (TtT)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the need to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management competencies and to a career development program through a progressive training and education system that includes the foundational-level Basic Academy. The Basic Academy provides a structured and progressive framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the challenges of an ever-changing emergency management environment. The Foundations Course Train-the-Trainer (L110) consists of 1 day of discussion about course objectives, how to set up and facilitate the class, time management, and other general topics. The last 2 days will consist of participant teach-backs that summarize a portion of the Foundations course subject matter and describe activities and exercises in addition to time for critique and questions.May 22 - 26, 2017Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235 Enroll
EMA-L958OpsSCFranklinCoMay2017L958 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 22 – 25, 2017Worthington Division of Fire and EMS 6500 North High Street Worthington, Ohio 43085 Enroll
EMA-ICS300PauldingCoJune2017ICS-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.June 3 - 5, 2017Payne Fire Department 202 North Laura Street Payne, Ohio 45880Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop Course Description: This course 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. This course also prepares students to perform, organize and teach IA Damage Assessment. 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 June 4, 2017 (Richland)Hidden Hollow Camp 5127 Possum Run Road Bellville, Ohio 44813 Enroll
EMA-G251G251 Emergency Management Amateur Radio ResourcesCourse 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. June 6, 2017 (Licking)Licking County Regional Communications Center (911 Center) 119 E. Main Street Newark, OH 43055 Enroll
EMA_PROCProcurements under FEMA AwardsDescription: FEMA provides this procurement training to potential grant recipients and sub-recipients (i.e. state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations) to familiarize them with the federal procurement standards. The goal of this training is to give guidance, reference materials, and links to sources of additional information which will allow applicants to reduce common non-compliance issues that result in the de-obligation of federal disaster assistance funds. Topics discussed include the following: Procurement Standards for States; Procurement Standards for Other Non-Federal Entities and; Differences Between the New and Old Procurement Standards. Target Audience: The primary participants for this class are County EMA offices, local governments (Townships, Villages, Cities), schools, authorities and special districts, and certain private non-profit organizations. June 8, 2017 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43235 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.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.June 8, 2017 (Ohio EMA)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43235 Enroll
EMA-L962PSCHamiltonJune2017L-962 Planning Section Chief (PSC) CourseThis four-day course design provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief (PSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: PSC duties 1) managing the planning cycle and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge (there is no charge to attend this course).June 12 - 15, 2017Nathanael Greene Lodge 6394 Wesselman Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 Enroll
EMA-ICS300MuskingumCoJune2017ICS-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.June 14 - 16, 2017Muskingum County EMA 2215 Adamsville Road Zanesville, OH 43701 Enroll
EMA-L950IncidentCommanderJune2017L950 Incident Commander CourseCourse Description: 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.June 19 – 23, 2017Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop Course Description: This course 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. This course also prepares students to perform, organize and teach IA Damage Assessment. 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. June 20, 2017 (Wood)Wood County Courthouse One Courthouse Square Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 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. June 20 - 22, 2017 (VanWert)Vantage Career Center 818 N. Franklin Street Van Wert, Ohio 45891 Enroll
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. 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. August 7 - 9, 2017 (Warren)Warren County Emergency Management Agency 520 Justice Drive Lebanon, Ohio 45036 Enroll
EMA-G361G361 Flood Fight OperationsThis free 2½ day course is for Emergency Managers, Public Works officials, Levee District representatives, and others responsible for planning, preparing, and managing the response to a flood. Using a combination of lectures, discussions, activities, and exercises, the course will take participants through the complete process from well before the flood to clean-up afterwards. Officials from every community at risk of flooding should take this training. This is an "Elective" course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Program Prerequisites: None Target Audience: Federal, State, local, and tribal officials responsible for planning, preparing, and managing response to floods. August 8 - 10, 2017 (Licking)Licking County Regional Communications Center (911 Center) 119 E. Main Street Newark, OH 43055 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. Recommended Prerequisites: EMI recommends participants should complete: IS 0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; and IS 0700.a, National Incident Management System, an Introduction. These courses are available at http://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx . August 14-15 (Wayne)Wayne County EMA 201 W. North Street Wooster, OH 44691 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. August 29 - 31, 2017 (Medina)Medina County Emergency Operations Center 555 Independence Drive Medina, Ohio 44256 Enroll
EMA-G775G775 EOC Management and OperationsCourse Description: This free training is a two-day course that explores the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and their relationships as components of a multiagency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities, and case studies that relate to EOCs and multiagency coordination systems at the Federal, State, and local levels of government. This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Target Audience: This course is designed for all Federal, State, local, and tribal Emergency Managers; first responders to include Incident Commanders from all Emergency Management disciplines; private industry personnel responsible for coordination activities during a disaster; and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster personnel. September 7 - 8, 2017 (Hamilton)Cincinnati - Hamilton County Regional Operations Center 2000 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 Enroll
EMA-ICS300HamiltonCoSept2017ICS-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 12 - 14, 2017Anderson Center 7850 Five Mile Rd Cincinnati, OH 45230 Enroll
EMA-L101FoundationsofEML101 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 18-22, 2017 is Week One (1) and November 13 - 17, 2017 is Week Two (2)Ohio Emergency Management Agency 2855 West Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43235Enroll
EMA-ICS300FranklinCoSept2017ICS-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 19-21, 2017Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-ICS300WarrenCoSept2017ICS-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 19 - 21, 2017Clearcreek Township Fire Station # 21 925 South Main Street Springboro, Ohio 45066Enroll
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. September 20, 2017 (Fairfield)Fairfield County EMA 241 W. Main Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Enroll
EMA-ICS400FranklinCoSept2017ICS-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 21-22, 2017Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, OH 43230Enroll
EMA-ICS400WarrenCoSept2017ICS-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 21 - 22, 2017Clearcreek Township Fire Station Number 21 925 South Main Street Springboro, Ohio 45066Enroll
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. September 27 - 29, 2017 (Butler)Butler County Educational Service Center (ESC) 400 N. Erie Blvd Ste. A Hamilton, Ohio 45011 Enroll
EMA-ICS300MiamiCoOct2017ICS-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 3 - 5, 2017City of Piqua Council Chambers 201 West Water Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Enroll
EMA-ICS400HamiltonCoOct2017ICS-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 10 - 12, 2017Anderson Center 7850 Five Mile Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45230Enroll
EMA-ICS300SummitCoOct2017ICS-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 24 - 26, 2017Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313Enroll
EMA-ICS400SummitCoOct2017ICS-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, 2017Summit County Public Health Command Room, **Enter at Entrance A 1867 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313Enroll
EMA-OH-605OH-605 IA Damage Assessment Workshop Course Description: This course 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: The primary participants for this class include the county Emergency Management, local governments (Townships, Villages and Cities), CERT, ARES, schools, authorities and special districts, certain private non-profit organizations, organized local damage assessment teams and organized volunteer organizations. Prerequisite: There are no Pre-requisites for this course November 8, 2017 (Hamilton)Metropolitan Sewer District Administration Building 1081 Woodrow Street Cincinnati, OH 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. 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.asp Nov. 30 - Dec 1, 2017 (Franklin)Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230 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-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-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

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