Emergency Preparedness Training
Training is an integral component to preparation. To better prepare public health employees and key partners to respond to emergencies, the Office of Emergency Preparedness provides training and information for access to other training venues applicable to the public health/emergency response needs.
All emergency responders are mandated by the Department of Homeland Security to comply with National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) requirements. This insures that all responders use the same organizational structure, terminology, procedures and systems. To accomplish this all Public Health Employees are required to complete the following:
· IS 700 – NIMS – An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp
· IS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100b.asp
For more information about these courses go to: www.training.fema.gov
Core Competencies in Emergency Preparedness for Public Health Workers is a required course for all new NCHD employees. The course provides a basic overview of both the individual worker and the Public Health system's role in emergency preparedness. Core Competencies is offered quarterly and is scheduled for the following dates:
- January 14, 2013 in the Bibb County Health Department Training Room A
- April 29, 2013 in the Bibb County Health Department Training Room A
- July 29, 2013
- October 28, 2013
All classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the District Office unless otherwise specified.
If you have any questions about training opportunities please contact the Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator, Chrystal Morgan at (478) 751-6037 or send an email.