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List of Courses

Animals in Disaster

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course will bring together emergency management personnel and the animal care community for open and frank discussions about animals during disasters. This course will not provide details about the care of animals in disasters. Rather, it will promote personal responsibility of animal owners and will build relationships with the animal care community to help develop a local animal disaster plan. Guidance on possible components of an animal disaster plan will be provided.

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Business and Industry Contingency Planning Course

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course is designed to teach the basic principles of business contingency planning. Students will identify a company’s vulnerabilities based on known natural and technological hazards. Each aspect of the company’s operation will be considered, and students will be given detailed guidance on how to write a plan to address a company’s potential disasters. Possible hazard-reduction strategies designed to reduce vulnerability also will be introduced.

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Business and Industry Contingency Planning Workshop

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

Description:

This short course will introduce students to the principles of business contingency planning. In addition, participants will be provided with reference materials they can use to complete a contingency planning process within their own organizations.

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Community Emergency Response Team

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Host Requirements:

A team of two instructors or more with skills in instruction, fire fighting and first aid.

Description:

This course will provide citizens in a community the skills they need to perform essential lifesaving functions while waiting for professional responders to arrive at a disaster. Developed by the LA County Fire Department, this course is organized into modules for ease of delivery. CERT is a highly sought after course by citizen groups, corporations, and school systems to train regular citizenry how to handle emergencies and disasters. Topics covered will include disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and team organization.

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Crisis Public Information and Media Management

Hours:

8/12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course is designed to assist governmental departments or private-sector businesses prepare to deliver crisis information to the public and to manage potential conflicts with the media. The course will cover how to write press releases, how to deliver emergency information to the public, media roles, media do’s and don’ts, and media management techniques. An extra, 4-hour “on camera” exercise can be added to the course for a more realistic experience.

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Expedient Flood Fighting

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

Description:

This hands-on course will cover the basic principles of flood fighting. Topics addressed will include planning for a flood fight, sandbagging operations, sandbagging logistics, and safety issues. This course will require a local commitment to purchase materials for an actual demonstration of sandbagging operations and for a group practical exercise.

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Hazardous Weather for Emergency Services

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

Hazardous weather is responsible for many emergencies and disasters. This course will provide emergency service personnel with basic knowledge about weather and about how to plan a response to a weather emergency. Topics will include seasonal hazardous conditions, what makes certain conditions hazardous, what to look for in forecasts, and National Weather Service’s products and their uses.

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I-100 Introduction to Incident Command

Hours:

2

Prerequisites:

I-700

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

This course will introduce students to the Incident Command System (ICS), providing a foundation for higher-level ICS training. The course will cover the history, features, principles, and organizational structure of ICS, as well as the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS “Baseline Training” requirement for I-100.

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I-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

I-100

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course will enable personnel to operate efficiently within the Incident Command System (ICS) during an incident or event. The course will focus on the management of single resources.

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I-700 NIMS: An Introduction

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. This course introduces NIMS and explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains “Planning Activity” exercises that provide participants with an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. This course meets training requirements to become NIMS compliant.

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I-800 National Response Plan: An Introduction

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

I-700

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

The National Response Plan, or NRP, specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to Incidents of National Significance. The NRP is predicated on the National Incident Management System, or NIMS. This course introduces you to the NRP, including the concept of operations upon which the plan is built, roles and responsibilities of the key players, and the organizational structures used to manage these resources. The NRP provides a framework to ensure that we can all work together when our Nation is threatened. This course meets training requirements to become NIMS compliant.

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Individual and Family Preparedness

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

The basis for all disaster responses is to respond to the emergency needs of the public. This short course will focus on the fundamental principles of individual and family preparedness in the event of a disaster. Topics will include family disaster planning, family disaster kits, school and office preparedness, and food and water supplies in an emergency.

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Introduction to Emergency Management for Fire Service

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, fire protection, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course is designed to identify basic definitions, concepts and systems utilized within the emergency management discipline.  The course includes identification of hazards and risks, activities found within the four phases of emergency management.  It addresses federal, state and local roles and responsibilities in a major disaster, with an emphasis on government coordination and the solutions to complicated problems that frequently arise in disasters.  This course is designed for fire fighters, local jurisdiction officials, emergency managers, volunteers and other emergency service personnel.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

Available as an Online Course.

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Overview of the Integrated Emergency Management System

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This short course provides an introduction to the emergency management system. Students will be introduced to the four phases of comprehensive emergency management, the disaster declaration process, and the roles of government, volunteer agencies, private businesses, and citizens in an emergency management system.

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