3 DAY COURSE
TARGET AUDIENCE: Eligible participants include emergency management and response personnel who currently or potentially work in an EOC at the state or local level. Disciplines include, but are not limited to: Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Public Safety Communications, Healthcare, Public Health, Hazardous Materials, Public Works and Non-Governmental Organizations. *** COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course allows participants to practice EOC operations in a large-scale incident coached by instructors who have emergency management experience and who provide this training nationally. They will use multi-agency coordination responsibilities, processes and procedures and focus on key management processes required to effectively and efficiently operate an EOC. The participants gain practical experience via a series of interrelated activities and exercises supported by a state-of-the-art computer simulation system. Each student will gain a better understanding of the management requirements and skills necessary to effectively function as a member of an EOC during a large-scale event. Topics include: MACS Overview, Roles "of" and "within" an EOC, Overview of the Incident Command System (ICS), EOC Organizational Models, Resource Management, Information Management, Operations Management, Planning ("Planning P"), Developing an EOC Action Plan (EOC-AP), Overview of ICS documentation.