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1 FEMA Independent Study Courses IS-288.A: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management To complete the above course please visit the FEMA Independent Study Website at: Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security MGT439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Date: April 7-8, 2015 Location: Tulsa, OK Description: This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work. Prerequisites: None. However, familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended. L-449 ICS Curricula Train the Trainer Course Date: June 16-19, 2015 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: This 32-hour course prepares participants to deliver EMI's ICS curricula. While ICS- 100 and ICS-200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS-300 and ICS-400. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the background of ICS training development; identify key requirements and elements within the NIMS Training Program that relate to ICS training courses; identify appropriate instructional techniques for the delivery of ICS curricula and facilitation of course activities; identify critical teaching points, student challenges and desired outputs for each of the ICS training courses; and explain how to coordinate and execute course deliveries. Prerequisites: Participants must demonstrate a working knowledge of ICS through experience and training and must be experienced in delivering adult education. Participants must have worked as IC, Command or General Staff positions on incidents, planned events, or exercises that went longer than one operational period or involved a written action plan and involved multiagency coordination. Please submit a FEMA 119 Form as well as certificates for ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300,ICS 400, ICS 700, and ICS 800. Threat and Risk Assessment (MGT-310) Date: June 9-10, 2015 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: This course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participant activities focus on allowing the jurisdiction to understand threats and hazards and how the impacts may vary according to time of occurrence season location and other community factors. This knowledge helps a jurisdiction establish informed and defensible capability targets. Participants will identify threats and hazards of concern give the threats and hazards context examine the core capabilities set capability targets perform vulnerability and consequence assessments and apply the results. The course delivery combines lecture small group discussions participant activities and multimedia scenarios to improve the jurisdiction s capability to prevent protect mitigate respond to or recover from all-hazards events. Updated March 11th,

2 Target Audience: Emergency response level, supervisory and/or management personnel who respond to or have oversight responsibility for incidents caused by terrorism, natural disaster, major accidents and all other hazards. Course participants include responders from the following disciplines/services: law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, public health, public works, emergency management, health care, and emergency communications. Personnel from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, schools, and the military are also allowed to attend if invited or approved by the host jurisdiction. Prerequisites: IS 700 NIMS Introduction Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment Date: July 14-15, 2015 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: This course enhances the basic Threat and Risk Assessment course (MGT-310) by teaching participants how to apply all phases of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process to specific critical infrastructure facilities. Through lectures, discussions and classroom activities, participants learn methods to identify and prioritize risks from all hazards, assess vulnerabilities, estimate consequences, and use equipment, training and exercises to mitigate risk. Multidisciplinary participant teams visit and assess facilities selected by the host jurisdiction, determining risks, vulnerabilities, consequences and mitigation options specific to their assigned site. Teams then document their findings, develop an action plan, analyze risk, and present their results to the class. Target Audience: Emergency response level, supervisory and/or management personnel who respond to or have oversight responsibility for incidents caused by terrorism, natural disaster, major accidents and all other hazards. Course participants include responders from the following disciplines/services: law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, public health, public works, emergency management, health care, and emergency communications. Personnel from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, schools, and the military are also allowed to attend. Prerequisites: Participants should work in one of the listed disciplines, have completed a WMD/terrorism awareness level course, or be approved by the local jurisdiction host. Completion of the online courses IS-700.a (NIMS - An Introduction) and AWR-160 (WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders) is recommended but not required. The DHS/FEMA NTED course AWR-160 is offered online by TEEX at: Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents Date: August 18-19, 2015 Location: Norman, OK Description: This course prepares participants to perform safely and effectively during an incident involving biological agents. It provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders and medical personnel during a biological incident. The course provides a brief overview of the terrorist threat that faces the U.S. today including types of biological agents that could be used in terrorist attacks, tactics for identifying the presence of a potential biological threat, and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using equipment readily available to most emergency responders). This course also supports the necessity for teamwork (Incident Command/Unified Command) among all responding agencies and actions that law enforcement personnel can take to support and facilitate the operations of fire and medical services as well as other responding agencies. To register for the above courses please visit the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security training calendar at: the training calendar for the selected course and follow the registration instructions provided. Updated March 11th,

3 Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Earthquake Training Dates: April 8 th -9 th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: Training on the third edition of FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards provides instruction on how to identify potentially hazardous buildings before earthquakes occur. The training covers methods and processes that enable personnel to rapidly identify, inventory, and screen local buildings according to their expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. Local officials can use these data to plan and prioritize further engineering and vulnerability analysis, emergency-response needs, and mitigation projects. This training is based on the third edition of the document published by FEMA in January Although some of the material remain unchanged from the Second Edition FEMA P-154 (published in 2002), the Third Edition provides major enhancements. Training on the ATC-20, Procedures for Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, provides instruction on rapid and detailed evaluation procedures for evaluating earthquakedamaged buildings and posting them as INSPECTED (apparently safe, green placard), LIMITED ENTRY (yellow placard), or UNSAFE (red placard). The training provides examples which allow attendees to evaluate building damage conditions, assess the overall risk from the damage, and recommend which of the three placards should be posted on the building. These evaluations and placards can be used in planning and executing evacuation, re-entry, and rebuilding strategies. Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER) is software that automates the paper-based screening procedures taught in FEMA P-154 and ATC-20 portions of the training. Building-specific data are entered into ROVER in the field via GPS-enabled devices, and are aggregated in a data server. ROVER features include automated geolocation, integrated digital photography and sketching capabilities, and automated retrieval of site-specific soil and hazard data from U.S. Geological Survey maps. Target Audience: Building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, risk analysts, and other interested citizens and volunteers. To register for the above course please visit the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management training calendar at: Search the training calendar for the selected course and follow the registration instructions provided. Oklahoma State University-Fire Service Training AHIMT Task Force/Strike Team Leader Dates: March 30th-April 1 st, 2015 in Oklahoma City, OK or- April 14 th -16 th, 2015 in Norman, OK Description: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate, through exercises and a final exam, the capability to perform the duties and responsibilities of an effective Strike Team/ Task Force Leader. Include in the responsibilities, the Strike Team and Task Force Leaders supervises tactical assignments assigned to the Strike Team or Task Force, ensures readiness of responding personnel and equipment, conducts assembly briefings for their personnel, ensures that personnel have proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ready to go, makes sure everyone on the team knows what they are doing and supervises assigned resources. Prerequisites: IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800 AHIMT Incident Commander Dates: April 27 th -May 1 st, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective IC on an All-Hazards Updated March 11th,

4 Incident Management Team. 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 Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercise, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. Prerequisites: IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-701 AHIMT Staging Area Manager Dates: May 19 th -20 th, 8 a.m. Location: Edmond, OK Description: The Staging Area Manager (STAM) course is a 12 hour classroom, simulation, and field exercise designed to familiarize the student with the layout, set-up, and management of a staging area on an All Hazard incident. The course takes the student from the activation phase to the demobilization. This course was developed by the Texas A&M Forest Services and follows the NWCG job aid for staging area manager. The content includes additions learned from actual incident experiences. Students completing the course will gain a better understanding of the Operation and Administration of a Staging Area. AHIMT Division/Group Supervisor Dates: June 29 th -July 1 st, 2015 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: The purpose of this professional development course, E-960 Division/Group Supervisor, is to provide local and state-level emergency responders with an overview of key duties and responsibilities of a division/group supervisor Type III in a Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). The intended audiences are local or state level emergency responders who may be designated as division/group supervisors on their local or state IMTs. The materials were developed with the sassumption that audience members may have little or no actual experience as a member of an AHIMT. The audience may include students from a variety of agencies and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organization, medical emergency teams, and hospitals. Prerequisites: IS-100, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700 To register for any of the above courses visit the OSU FST website at: Click on Upcoming Events and find the course you would like to attend. Oklahoma Federal Executive Board L-548 COOP Manager s Course Dates: August 24-25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: The Continuity of Operations (COOP) Manager s Training Course is to provide COOP training for Program Managers at the Federal, State, Tribal, and Local levels of government. This training includes a train-the-trainer module to equip the managers to train the course to others. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following: Define COOP; Explain the business benefits of COOP; identify the elements of a viable COOP capability; identify the processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful COOP Program. L-550 COOP Planner s Course Dates: August 26-28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Oklahoma City, OK Description: The Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planner s Training Course is to provide COOP training for Program Managers at the Federal, State, Local, and Tribal levels of government. This training includes a train-the-trainer module to equip the managers to train the course to others. Updated March 11th,

5 This course provides instructions for developing or updating a Continuity Plan according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuity Guidance. To register for the above courses visit the Oklahoma FEB Training and Events website at: Updated March 11th,

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