Free Training – L-958 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course

You must have a FEMA Student ID number.
Registration can be completed via Florida SERTrac.

Name: L-958 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief (OSC) Course

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 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. Selection Criteria: NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

PreRequisite: -100.b or IS-100.FDA or IS-100.Fwa or IS-100.HCb or IS-100.HE or IS-100.Leb or IS-100.PWb or IS-100.Sca

Location: Hendry County EOC
Address: 4425 West SR 80
LaBelle 33975
Hendry Region 6

Date: Monday, Sep 26, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM 9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Point of Contact: Amy Howard (863) 674-5402 Ahoward@hendryfla.net

Free Training – L-956 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Liaison Officer

You must have a FEMA Student ID number.
Registration can be completed via Florida SERTrac.


Name: L-956 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Liaison Officer

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 LOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

Prerequisites: G300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents, ICS-300; IS 100.a, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100; IS 200.a, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200; and IS 700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction, 100.b

Class will begin each day at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm

Location: Glades County EOC
Address: 1097 Health Park Drive
Moore haven 33471
Glades Region 6

Date: Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 – Friday, Jun 10, 2016 6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM 6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Point of Contact
Angie Snow Colegrove
863.946-6021 x 4100
asnow@myglades.com

Free Training – G-317 CERT

You must have a FEMA Student ID number.
Registration can be completed via Florida SERTrac.


Name: G-317 Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Description: “Community Emergency Response Team”, CERT-317, is a course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. CERT program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Target Audience: Colleges and University, Schools (clubs/organizations), Neighborhoods, Scout Groups, Faith-based organizations, Community Organizations, Business and Industry, Individuals, or anyone wishing to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Location: Hendry County EOC

Address: 4425 West SR 80 LaBelle, FL 33975

Dates: June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & July 9

Additional Information: Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm. The final exercise will be held on Saturday, July 9th.

Cost: Free

Point of Contact: Amy Howard (863) 674-5402 Ahoward@hendryfla.net

Revisiting Camille

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WSR-57 image of Hurricane Camille at 2115 UTC 17 Aug 1969 from the Fleet Weather Facility Pensacola FPS-41 radar – Courtesy American Meteorological Society website

“With the passage of almost 50 years and the recent memory of a number of major hurricane landfalls along the northern Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle, including Dennis and Ivan in 2004, and Katrina and Rita in 2005, and, further back, Andrew in 1992, Elena in 1985, and Frederick in 1979, Hurricane Camille in 1969 may not come readily to mind, except for those who lived through it. But for tropical meteorologists, Hurricane Camille holds a continuing fascination as one of the most intense U.S.-landfalling hurricanes on record and for a number of mysteries associated with its meteorological statistics and best-track record.”

A reanalysis of 1969’s Hurricane Camille has been completed as part of the Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. A modern look at one of the United States’ most destructive hurricanes indicates that it was deeper than, but not quite as intense as, originally estimated.

Margaret E. Kieper, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, and  Christopher W. Landsea and John L. Beven NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida have published through the American Meteorological Society, A Reanalysis of Hurricane Camille.

Bring a lunch, you may not want to take a break from reading.

-h/t to @NWSNHC