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The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will host the 2018 Tribal Nations Training Week during the week of March 18-24, 2018 on the CDP campus in Anniston, AL. 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. The Tribal Nations Training 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 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.

The CDP and five training partners will host one iteration each of the following courses:

  • Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) / Integrated Capstone Event (ICE)
  • Biological Incidents Awareness (NCBRT) (AWR 118) / Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) / Integrated Capstone Event (ICE)
  • Social Media Tools and Techniques (NDPTC) (PER-344) / Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards / Integrated Capstone Event Table Top Exercise (ICE TTX)
  • Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response (NERRTC) (MGT 319) / Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities (RDPC) (MGT-449) / Integrated Capstone Event Table Top Exercise (ICE TTX)
  • ICS / EOC Interface Workshop / ICS Train the Trainer (L449) (EMI)

Integrated Capstone Event

The Integrated Capstone Event (ICE) combines multiple courses in a final culminating exercise that promotes a student led interdisciplinary response to mass casualty incidents. ICE challenges student responders in a complex, all-hazards environment by minimizing artificiality, utilizing response and awareness incident management strategies to enhance capabilities such as initial call-out, scene size-up, rescue, decontamination, triage, pre-hospital treatment, crime scene management, evidence collection, hospital surge management, and public health information management. The overarching ICE goal is for multiple disciplines to successfully respond to an all-hazards, mass casualty event by executing tactics and procedures learned throughout the students’ respected courses.

Registration

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.

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 Training Coordinator at westernregion@cdpemail.dhs.gov or 866-213-9548


Course Overview

Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) / Integrated Capstone Event (ICE)

HCL / ICE (HCL) MGT-901 / MGT-901-C 40 Contact Hours

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 inpatient care 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.

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.

The ICE promotes an interdisciplinary response to an all-hazards mass casualty incident where first responders and first receivers are challenged to perform functions learned within their CORE course earlier in the week.

Biological Incidents Awareness (BIA) / Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) / Integrated Capstone Event (ICE)

BIA / HERT / ICE (HERT) AWR-118 / PER-902 / PER-902-C 40 Contact Hours

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.

Overview

The Biological Incidents Awareness course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred in the recent past; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorists weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public). Biological Incidents Awareness can be considered an introductory course to Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents. This class will be offered by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University (LSU), there are no CEU’s for this instruction.

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.

The ICE promotes an interdisciplinary response to an all-hazards mass casualty incident where first responders and first receivers are challenged to perform functions learned within their CORE course earlier in the week.


Social Media Tools and Techniques / Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards / Integrated

Capstone Event Table-Top Exercise SMTT / IC / ICE TTX (IC) PER-344 / MGT-360 / MGT-360-C 40 Contact Hours Target

Audience/Disciplines

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

Overview

The Social Media Tools and Techniques course is a performance-level course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use social media tools and techniques for intermediate-level messaging, strategy, and increased situational awareness. This course builds upon the existing PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery course by providing more participants with a more in-depth training in the use of strategy, tools, and messaging techniques in the use of social media. It goes beyond the implementation of the most popular tools and strategies and helps social media managers expand their organization’s social media presence in various platforms to different audiences, in partnership with other agencies and organizations. This course will also give participants a better understanding of data mining and crowdsourcing techniques through practical activities and discuss potential uses for data visualization and mobile apps. This class will be offered by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii (NDPTC), they are authorized by IACET to issue .6 CEU’s and 6.5 CECs with ASFPM and 8.0 IAEM E/G Training Credit hours for this instruction.

The 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.

The ICE promotes an interdisciplinary response to an all-hazards mass casualty incident where first responders and first receivers are challenged to perform functions learned within their CORE course earlier in the week.

Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response / Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities / Integrated Capstone Event Table-Top Exercise

MCPOD / CBPTTC / ICE TTX (MCPOD) MGT-319 / MGT-449 / MGT-319-C 40 Contact Hours

Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management; Emergency Medical Services; Fire Service; Governmental Administrative; Hazardous Material; Law Enforcement; Health Care; Public Health; Public Safety Communications; Public Works; Agriculture; Information Technology; Citizen/Community Volunteer

Overview

The Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing, Planning and Response course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning, training and responding to a Medical Countermeasure (MCM) response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations. This course is approved and accredited for national continuing education hours from: Emergency Nurses Association (14.75 hours) and the America Academy of Family Physicians (15.50 hours).

The Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities course provides Tribal community participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, manage and mitigate all-hazard threats using a whole community approach. The course addresses the distinctive challenges that Tribal nations face in effectively detecting, responding to, managing and mitigating all-hazard threats that include disease outbreaks and the occurrence of environmental health threats. The course includes a practical exercise that will support participants in identification of the following: 1) all-hazards threats in tribal communities; 2) community resources for all-hazards emergency planning in tribal communities; and 3) response and recovery considerations that should be included in tribal all-hazards emergency plans. The intended audience is Tribal community representatives and other officials from emergency management, public health, law enforcement, fire-fighting, cooperative extension, medical services, environmental health, veterinarians, and other animal health professionals. This class will be offered by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), there are no CEU’s for this instruction.

The ICE promotes an interdisciplinary response to an all-hazards mass casualty incident where first responders and first receivers are challenged to perform functions learned within their CORE course earlier in the week.


ICS / EOC Interface Workshop (G 191) / Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train the Trainer

G 191 / L-449 40 Contact Hours

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:

  • IS 0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS 0200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents;
  • ICS 300, Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents;
  • ICS 400, Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents;
  • IS 0700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction;
  • IS 0800.b, National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • G191 ICS/EOC Interface Workshop (To be provided on day one)
  • Formal instructor training

Participants must have worked as an Incident Commander, in a command or general staff position on an incident, planned event or exercise that was active for multiple operational periods, involved a written action plan, and involved multiagency coordination. Applicants will be required to submit written verification of this.

Overview

The ICS / EOC Interface Workshop provides the knowledge and skills to apply ICS principles in a field command and tactical operations situation to the interface with the EOC and policy and multiagency coordination functions.

The Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train the Trainer course expands and improves student’s ability to deliver Emergency Management Institute's (EMI) Incident Command System (ICS) curricula. Students are provided training on the delivery of ICS-100: Introduction to the ICS, ICS-200: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents, ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents, ICS-402 ICS Overview for Executives and Senior Officials, and G0191, Emergency Operations Center/ICS Interface. A major emphasis is placed on classroom based deliveries, including compliance with the National Incident Management Training Program, adult education methodologies, deployment of course activities, pre and post-testing, and ICS training program management.

Students will perform a teach back of an assigned unit from the ICS core curriculum as part of the course. Teach backs are conducted as part of the assessment of instructor competence.