Schedule of Classes

ICS 300 Intermediate
8/27/2016
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


Volunteer Reception Center - Train the Trainer
8/29/2016
Seats Remaining: 22
This two day train the trainer instruction will provide students with strategies and techniques to effectively conduct the FEMA 489: Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster training. Students should already be familiar with the concepts of spontaneous volunteers and the role of planning for and implementing a Volunteer Reception Center. While questions about the theory and practice of planning and implementing a VRC can be answered during the train the trainer, the focus will be on how to effectively teach those theories and practice.


Alert Iowa User Group Meeting
9/1/2016
Seats Remaining: 99
This 2 hour webinar will be held for the Alert Iowa User Group to discuss various topics related to Alert Iowa. Agenda to follow.


Iowa Children and Youth in Disasters Summit
9/16/2016
Seats Remaining: 192
The purpose of this summit is to raise awareness of the needs of children in disasters and identify the resources that currently exist in Iowa to meet those needs. It will also provide information from local, state, and federal experts and allow participants opportunity for networking and information sharing. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards, agency information, or any other materials that will provide information regarding their agency's services.


Annual Statewide Training and Exercise Workshop (TEPW)
9/22/2016
Seats Remaining: 87
A TEPW provides the opportunity to review the State homeland security strategy and develop or update its Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan. There is a focus on coordination of all training and exercise activities occurring throughout the State to prevent duplication of efforts, ensure resources are not overextended during training or exercises, and maximize the efficacy of training and exercise appropriations. This opportunity to collaborate can present opportunities for jurisdictions and agencies to fulfill multiple grant requirements with a single exercise or training course.


Basic CAMEO - Introduction to Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations Suite (PER-229)
10/3/2016
Seats Remaining: 5
This course provides training on the fundamental elements of CAMEO Suite of programs as they relate to emergency situations. As such, it includes detailed technical information and hands-on practice of critical elements in the CAMEO system and its associated programs (CAMEO Chemical, CAMEOfm, ALOHA and MARPLOT). To better understand the programs interface, participants are provided opportunities to practice key procedures that allow users to enhance planning and response activities associated with community risk. These exercises clarify the connections between the programs and how they can enhance emergency planning and response activities.


Advanced CAMEO for Emergency Planners and First Responders
10/6/2016
Seats Remaining: 7
Topics covered in this training are: 1. Importing/Exporting and Managing Local Tier 2 Records Participants are encouraged to come to class with their local Tier 2 records already entered to CAMEO; Tier 2 import files will be provided for those who do not have the Tier 2 data resident in CAMEO prior to the class. 2. Microsoft EXCEL to CAMEO data transfers 3. Microsoft EXCEL to MARPLOT data transfers 4. Importing ArcView Shapefiles to MARPLOT 5. Linking MARPLOT Objects to CAMEO Records via the MapData.mer file 6. Determining Facility Threat Zones using ALOHA


Leadership and Decision Making
10/11/2016
Seats Remaining: 45
This one day workshop introduces the concept of using a decision making process in incident command, emergency management and business impact situations. The foundation for the process used has been adapted from concepts from within the Department of Defense, Special Operations Command and combines this process with present day doctrines from the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency and best business practices. These concepts are consistent with and are contemporary to the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework and National Recovery Framework. Additional items that are explored include the basics of leadership, expectation and intent, understanding and evaluating the needs in a rapidly changing environment, tools such as a key decision logging to document choices. All of these ideas culminate in a better understanding and usage of a formal decision making process and having the tools to be better prepared as a lead


Don Hampton Award Ceremony and Conference
10/11/2016
Seats Remaining: 86
The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) is holding their 3rd Annual Don Hampton Award Ceremony and Conference to recognize volunteers who provided aid to Iowans in a disaster. The IDHRC is comprised of voluntary and faith-based organizations that can assist during disaster events.


PER 213 Wide Area Search
10/21/2016
Seats Remaining: 22
For jurisdictions that would need to conduct wide area searches due to a natural disaster or terrorist incident. ParticiAnts will learn practical search methods and skills in order to perform searches over a large area.


Alert Iowa User Group Meeting
11/3/2016
Seats Remaining: 100
This 2 hour webinar will be held for the Alert Iowa User Group to discuss various topics related to Alert Iowa. Agenda to follow.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/3/2016
Seats Remaining: 26
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included.


ICS 400 Advanced
11/5/2016
Seats Remaining: 11
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing and expanding incident. Topics include use of an Incident Complex and Area Command, and the interactions between Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) entities.


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/14/2016
Seats Remaining: 22
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/16/2016
Seats Remaining: 7
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/18/2016
Seats Remaining: 24
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools


HazMatIQ - Above the Line/Below the Line
1/14/2017
Seats Remaining: 19
This 8-hour course teaches responders how to size-up any chemical, verify the hazards, select the proper meters and PPE and operate safely in the hot zone. HazMatIQ uses an innovative approach based on the predictability of chemistry. HazMatIQ prepares responders by educating them on the threats as well as the equipment required to safely respond to any CBRNE incident. Utilizing easy to understand lessons and intuitive Smart Charts, responders gain battle proven skills and confidence in themselves and their equipment.



If you encounter any problems with registering contact Beth Lewis at beth.lewis@iowa.gov or 515-725-3204.