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All available training can be customized from the ground up with the specific needs of local responders in mind.  It can be tailored based off of the experience and need of each staff member.  The following options are typically relevant topic areas to be covered in preparation for the exercise.  

The training sessions are designed to be interactive from start to finish, with ample opportunity for attendee engagement with the materials. 

Additionally, virtual training options are available in many of the courses listed below.

Radiological Emergency Response Mission Basics

This course is offered in conjunction with a RadTeamSim.Route simulation to support the training audience understanding the essential functions that radiation emergency workers would conduct following a radiological or nuclear disaster.

Radiation Basics

This training will focus on the basic concepts. Details such as health impacts of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation will be discussed.  Measuring and sampling considerations for each type of radiation will also be covered.  Finally ties between sampling methods, analysis methods, and dose calculations will be made.

Field Responder Tools

This training will focus on the details that are specific to radiological emergency response.   Sample types, sizes, and metadata that are critical for dose assessments will be considered.

Data Assessor Tools

This training will allow local responders to explore dose assessment tools more fully.  It will provide opportunities for troubleshooting problems with the toolset, as well as considerations of various options for calculations.

ICS-220 Initial Response Team

ICS-220 is an ICS training course greatly expanding on initial response management concepts, to better prepare response personnel for managing the often chaotic and dynamic initial stages of the response, with additional focus on a prolonged posture in this critical portion of an incident lifecycle.  Delivered with our incident management training partner EMSI, this scenario-driven course can include any scenario, including a radiological incident. 

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ICS-320 Incident Management Team

ICS-320 is a team building course consisting of an overview of the concepts, principles, and protocols of ICS and functioning as an IMT. This course centers on the functions of Command, Command Staff, General Staff, Situation Unit Leader, Resources Unit Leader, and Documentation Unit Leader in the operational planning process (the “planning P”). In addition to reviewing the functional responsibilities of various positions, ICS-320 highlights the inter-dependence of information flow and the need for teamwork within a Type 2/3 IMT organization. Delivered with our incident management training partner EMSI, responders will practice learning points with a customized scenario-driven exercise that runs the length of the course. 

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ICS for Technical Specialists

Certain incidents or events may require the use of Technical Specialists, who are niche operators with special skills that can be used anywhere within the Incident Command System organization. THSPs are typically managed by the Planning Section, but may be assigned to any section that requires their knowledge and skills. Recognizing that each THSP has a different skillset, this course, delivered with our incident management training partner EMSI, is intended to prepare THSPs for assignment anywhere in an ICS organization. It will not cover the individual subject matter expertise required of being a specific THSP.

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Joint Information Center (JIC)

This course, delivered with our incident management training partner EMSI, is designed for Public Information Officers as well as public relations and/or corporate communication professionals who may find themselves assigned to a staff position within a Joint Information Center during a response to an incident. It is intended to provide applicable guidance and best practices for anyone assuming a position within a JIC during the initial response up to and including a Type 1 incident.  Individuals will use an industry best practice Joint Information Center model, job aids, training manual, and scenario information to articulate and understand the function of a JIC, how it works in conjunction with ICS, and the roles and responsibilities of key JIC positions during incidents and events. 

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ICS-349 Environmental Unit Leader

Delivered with our incident management training partner EMSI, this course covers the Environmental Unit Leader (EUL) functional responsibilities in an ICS organization and the EUL role and contributions to the operational planning process and response operations. Students should have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of ICS and expertise in the Environmental Sciences related to an emergency response.

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About Our Training Partner

EMSI is a premier all-hazards, full-service, multi-discipline incident management and emergency management services and solutions provider.  Additionally, EMSI is a global leader in the training and application of the Incident Command System (ICS) for all-risk, all-hazard, multi-discipline incidents.  Additional training from EMSI is available here:

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