IS-300 Free Training Offered

Hendry County Emergency management will be hosting an ICS 300 class at the EOC, August 17-19, 2016. You must pre-register on SERTrac.

Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS).

The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.

Attendee selections for this course are restricted to those individuals who are slated to, or are already identified to assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents (Type 3), or perform Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Agency Liaison or Agency Emergency Coordination Officer (ECO) roles.

During an expanding incident, some or all of the Command and General Staff positions may be activated, as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.

Prerequisites are: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800

Contact Amy Howard at the EOC for additional information, 863.674.5402

Florida CERT Conference & Training

The 2016 Annual State Conference of the Florida CERT Association will be August 22nd – 27th 2016 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort / Ocean Walk Village.

Pre-conference training is FREE for those who register:

8/25 to 8/27 – $125.00 ($100 if registered by 8/1)
8/25 to 8/26 – Two full days of advanced CERT breakout sessions
8/27 – Full scale drill, evening banquet and awards ceremony

There will be two available classes with your conference admission fee. You must pre-register on SERTrac to attend the free class:

8/22 to 8/24 – CERT Train the Trainer – G-428 (3 day course)
8/23 to 8/24 – CERT Program Manager – G-427 (2 day course)

More information is on the Florida CERT Association website.

Free Anti-Terrorisim Awareness Training

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This is a free, unclassified online course on a website full of not-free classified courses. Set aside at least two hours to complete. At the end, you get a shiny certificate of completion.
No registration, no e-mail, nothing of the sort. Plug in a first and last name (for the certificate at the end), and you’re in school.
Most, if not all, of the material has been covered ad nauseum in many ways, including the CBRNE module in CERT training. This course presents a variety of information and one-question scenarios without eye-rolling hyperbole.
Written primarily as an introduction for military personnel, it’s easily understandable to civvies, too, with narrated slides and lots of bullet-point lists. The team approach to overall security, as well as personal responsibility are emphasized.
From the landing page: “This stand alone training is sponsored by the Joint Staff in coordination with the Military Services. Completion of this training meets the annual requirement for Level I Antiterrorism Training prescribed by DoDI 2000.16. The purpose of this training is to increase your awareness of terrorism and to improve your ability to apply personal protective measures. It also provides links to resources you can use in the future.”

Free Webinar FEMA-CERT

Emergency Response Training Options for Houses of Worship

FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) is presenting a webinar on Tuesday, July 19, which will feature ways houses of worship and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs can partner for emergency response training.

The webinar will also highlight how these partnerships improve engagements with diverse communities and populations.

Title: Emergency Response Training Options for Houses of Worship
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register here.

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