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4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will host the 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week “Strengthening Collaborative Relationships” during the week of March 16-23, 2019 on the CDP campus

CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, training and any equipment required during training. This week is intended to broaden the training experience of Tribal Nations to enhance their response capabilities in multiple areas. The Tribal Nation members who attend this training will be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities.

All personnel who work in an emergency response capacity and are affiliated with one or more Tribal Nations, Indian Health Service (IHS) and those who work directly with Tribal Nations are authorized to attend.

Registration will open in early October 2018

You must have a PROMO Code to register for one of the courses. The PROMO Code must be typed in exactly as it appears, if you cut and paste, it will not work. Promo codes will be available when registration opens in October 2018, contact below for promo code.

Visit the CDP Website at Apply for Training to complete the online registration. Remember your FEMA SID number and Password, you will need this throughout the registration process, leading up to your attendance, and while attending training.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CDP Western Region and Tribal Nations Training Coordinator David Hall at David.Hall@fema.dhs.gov or 866-213-9548.


The CDP will host one iteration each of the following courses:

Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards

Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards

Contact Hours: 24

Overview

Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) is a three-day course that provides management-level responders working in supervisory positions with knowledge of how decisions made by responders from various disciplines can impact the handling of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident. The importance of planning and training for a CBRNE incident response is stressed to participants, thus the course incorporates preparedness planning considerations and incident management concepts to train participants to serve as members of an incident management team. Participants are immersed in a curriculum that will promote development of their abilities to evaluate the threat, identify and prioritize probable targets, measure required capabilities, and discuss the Incident Response Plan (IRP) and Incident Action Plan (IAP) processes. The course culminates with a real-time, scenario-driven tabletop exercise that requires participants to apply concepts learned during the course to plan for and manage emergency response resources.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify responsibilities of personnel within the incident command system.
  • Establish the initial command, perform a needs assessment, and institute accountability, life safety, scene stabilization, and property conservation measures.
  • Establish a relationship between the Incident Commander (IC) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Conduct a target vulnerability assessment that results in an accurate jurisdiction vulnerability rating for a CBRNE scenario.
  • Identify and prioritize probable targets, measure required capabilities, and develop a local IAP for a CBRNE incident.
  • Identify the government agencies and private sector resources that may offer assistance during a CBRNE incident.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works.

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents

Contact Hours: 24

Overview

The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Analyze the need, composition, and use of a Hospital Emergency Treatment Team during an emergency, mass casualty incident, or disaster situation.
  • Summarize the organization and operation of the Hospital Incident Command System as it integrates with the Incident Command System during response to mass casualty incident.
  • Differentiate the medical responses to a variety of illnesses and injuries that may result from a mass casualty incident.
  • Select and use the appropriate level of personal protective equipment as hospital first receivers in response to a disaster involving patient contamination.
  • Structure the healthcare facility Emergency Treatment Area to support medical operations in response a mass casualty incident.
  • Establish a Hospital Emergency Response Team that meets all safety requirements, provides security to the hospital, and efficiently manages patients for processing into the hospital facility for follow-up treatment.
  • Compare decontamination methods and procedures.
  • Perform Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment© (START) and JumpSTART procedures within the Emergency Treatment Area during a hospital response to a mass casualty incident involving contamination.
  • Conduct operations in an Emergency Treatment Area while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in response to a mass casualty incident involving contamination.
  • Conduct an effective medical response to a mass casualty incident using the Hospital Emergency Response Team approach.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Hospital staff members who comprise a Hospital Emergency Response Team, such as physicians, nurses, administrators, security personnel, environmental staff, and other hospital staff.

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) - Operations

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) - Operations

Contact Hours: 32

Overview

The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER Ops) is a four-day course which provides participants with the operations-level knowledge and skills needed to respond to incidents of natural- or human-caused disaster and to use appropriate protocols and equipment to achieve mission objectives. Participants are trained to assess problems and risks, plan for a team response, select equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the event, perform the required tasks according to the Environmental Health response protocol, and perform reporting and follow-up as instructed. The majority of the course is conducted through hands-on operational practice or response to simulated events. Participants perform Environmental Health Responder tasks while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) Levels C and D. The course also includes training at the outdoor Northville Training Complex, part of the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Training Facility, where participants engage in scenario-based exercises in which they employ critical-thinking skills related to the selection and use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) detection and sampling instruments.

  • Prepare as a team to respond to suspected water supply contamination in a potentially hazardous environment.
  • Determine remediation options for chemical and bacterial water supply contamination.
  • Calculate health and safety requirements for the displaced population and estimated length of stay using the CDC Environmental Health Assessment Form for Shelters.
  • Recommend equipment and upgrades needed to create a healthy and safe environment for proposed shelter population.
  • Assess food sources for emergency mass-feeding operations and food handling of providers. Identify potential for, address, and report on foodborne illness.
  • Identify non-structural building-related safety and health hazards. Communicate complex environmental health and safety information to non-technical audiences including media and members of the public.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Environmental Health Responders assigned to a local, State, Territorial, or Tribal Emergency Response Team, who perform environmental health tasks in emergencies and disasters.

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents

Contact Hours: 32

Overview

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents is a four-day course that addresses disaster preparedness at the facility and system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any incident that results in multiple casualties, whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an accidental or intentional release of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This course focuses on preparing healthcare leaders to make critical decisions in all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. Responders learn essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lecture/discussion format that are then applied in a tabletop exercise and a two-day functional exercise.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Clarify healthcare emergency management roles and responsibilities in the disaster life-cycle process — mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery — for all-hazards disasters.
  • Identify key partners in disaster preparedness, their roles, and interrelationships in responding to a disaster.
  • Relate the use of the Incident Command System in the healthcare system through Hospital Incident Command System (and the Public Health Incident System.
  • Illustrate roles and responsibilities in obtaining and distributing medical supplies in a disaster situation.
  • Illustrate the difficult decisions that healthcare leaders face regarding palliative care and mass-fatality management.
  • Summarize the development of emergency public information and risk communications messages.
  • Differentiate requirements for types of decontamination procedures and facilities, in addition to personal protective equipment to be used in healthcare facilities for a variety of hazards.
  • Describe the various concepts associated with the disaster-planning process.
  • Identify important aspects of Noble, U.S.A., and roles of the functional areas in the exercises.
  • Apply Comprehensive Emergency Management to a disaster-response situation
  • Apply the concepts of healthcare disaster planning.
  • Summarize the role of healthcare response in an all-hazards disaster.
  • Conduct healthcare response to a disaster.
  • Respond to a healthcare all-hazards disaster.
Target Audience/Disciplines
  • Hospital executive group — Senior executives who have ultimate legal and overall fiduciary responsibilities for the institution;- Mid-level management — Those who have responsibility for activating the disaster plan;
  • Patient services group — Senior patient care services leadership who are responsible for the following: organizing and delivering patient care services and resources; maintaining a patient-tracking system; assuring the treatment of inpatients and managing the inpatientcare areas; and controlling discharge procedures
  • Emergency Department (ED) group — Those responsible for overall clinical and administrative management of the ED resources;
  • Physical plant operations group — Those responsible for the physical plant and its environment;
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the response of EMS resources to a disaster;
  • Public health group — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the public health response to a disaster; and
  • Other patient care — Patient-support areas may be represented, including infection control, chaplains, social workers, legal, and others.
Protective Measures Course

Protective Measures Course

Contact Hours: 7

Overview

The Protective Measures Course is a one-day course that provides an overview of identifying risk and the development of appropriate protective measures for different facility characteristics. The course provides activities that allow students to apply a modified vulnerability assessment to identify risks and determine appropriate protective measures for a given environmental venue.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Describe the consequences of an explosion.
  • Describe the Department of Homeland Security risk management process.
  • Discuss how the different types of physical and procedural protective measures can be leveraged to interrupt terrorist/criminal activity.
  • Identify appropriate protective measures.
  • Plan the security for a special event/public gathering.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Public- and Private-Sector Security Personnel working at the executive, management, and operations level. Public Safety personnel, Emergency Managers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Special Event Security may also benefit from this course.

Managing Public Information for All Hazards Incidents

Managing Public Information for All Hazards Incidents

Contact Hours: 32

Overview

Managing Public Information for All-Hazards Incidents (MPI) is a four-day course that provides students with the practical knowledge of the role of the Public Information Officer, the National Incident Management System, emergency communications methods, risk communication, and interpersonal skills. Students also learn message development and delivery, legal considerations, press conferences, the operation of a Joint Information Center, stress management, and strategic communication and planning. Additionally, students conduct various public information activities and exercises, to include writing messages and conducting press conferences. The course culminates with a practical exercise designed to plan, develop, integrate, and disseminate public information for an emergency, incident, or disaster as part of a Joint Information Center.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Illustrate the multiple roles of the Public Information Officer and the media in planning for and responding to an emergency.
  • Recognize various legal aspects associated with emergencies and public information.
  • Understand the National Incident Management System, Incident Command System and their correlation with the emergency response system.
  • Construct and deliver an appropriate crisis and emergency risk message.
  • Gather, verify, coordinate, and disseminate public information in an emergency from a Joint Information Center.
Target Audience/Disciplines

Personnel who are assigned or may be designated to perform public information duties during an incident, emergency, or disaster and anyone in a response discipline who may be assigned or designated to perform public information duties.