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FREE DHS\FEMA Training. Upcoming for 2018 Science of Disaster Course: E0103 Planning: Emergency Operations

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Course: E0102 Science of Disaster

Course: E0103 Planning: Emergency Operations

Course: E0104 Exercise Design

Course: E0105 Public Information and Warning

Course: L0388 Advanced Public Information Officers (PIO)

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E0102 Science of Disaster

Course Description:
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.

E0103 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.

E0104 Exercise Design

Course Description:
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 exercises

E0105 Public Information and Warning

Course Description:
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.

L0388 Advanced Public Information Officers (PIO)

Course Description:
The Advanced Public Information Officer Course provides participants the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a joint information center (JIC) through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.

Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership.

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To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Read more...
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