Cyber Security Training Opportunity UTAH

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Cyber Security Training Opportunity UTAH

The foundation of your organization rests upon your cybersecurity efforts. In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) at the University of Illinois Chicago are offering this instructor-led course to create a broader awareness of the principles and best practices of a robust cybersecurity program for all critical infrastructure sectors.
This course specifically utilizes the Cybersecurity Framework, created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology by Executive Order, as a basis for building awareness. Participants will gain an understanding of the Framework and use it to assess their organizations’ current cybersecurity posture and identify areas and resources for direct improvement.
A two-hour web-based course is a prerequisite for the four-hour instructor-led course.

Sectors that should attend include:

Chemical, Communications, Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing, Dams,
Defense Industrial Base, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial Services, Food and Agriculture, Government Facilities, Healthcare, Information Technology, Transportation Systems, Nuclear, Water and others.

May 1-2, Tremonton – Disaster-Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations UT TRAIN course ID: 1069711 – TEEX MGT-341

June 14, Salt Lake City – Cybersecurity UT TRAIN course ID: 1067850 – TEEX AWR-344

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Training Update: National Emergency Management Executive Academy

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2017/2017 Multiple Dates

Course Length:Each course is 4 days in length.

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
Emmitsburg, Maryland

Course Description:
The National Emergency Management Executive Academy is a component of the Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP).
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) created the National Emergency Management Executive Academy to produce a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum that provides the setting for senior emergency management executives to come together to explore and confront contemporary and emerging 21st century challenges. The program hones strategic leadership and critical thinking for senior executives involved with multi-jurisdictional, national, and international homeland security and emergency management policy development and decision making responsibilities. Participants are also given the opportunity to work collaboratively.

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Emergency Management Institute Goes Social

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social_media_small.jpgFEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) launched its new social media accounts this week to better share information on training opportunities and course offerings and in a timely manner. The accounts provide platforms for trusted networking opportunities that the emergency management community could use both on and off campus. Students and emergency management professionals also will be able to engage in a dialogue to share information related to the training they receive through EMI.

Follow and participate with EMI on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The Communications Unit Leader (COML): A Valuable Resource for Incident Commanders

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comlpic.jpgDuring all-hazards emergency response operations, radio communications among multiple jurisdictions and disciplines – including law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical service – is essential. Unfortunately, the absence of an on-scene radio communications coordinator often has compromised critical operations.

To close this capability gap, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications, in partnership with the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, and The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) integrated their COML training to jointly offer a standardized COML course.

Communications Unit Leader Course (L969)

May 10-12 2017

Wyoming State Fire Academy

Riverton WY

Cost: Free to first responders and there agencies

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The COML Course is a three (3) day class for a total of 24 hours. This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Communications Unit Leader (COML) in an all-hazards incident.

This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include the collection, processing, and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, General Staff, and Unit Leaders within the confines of a Type 3 AHIMT. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises.

A COML’s operational training includes creating a communications plan, setting up a communications center, and establishing field communications between Incident Command and dispatch centers. Technical training aspects include tasks such as determining the appropriate radio channels or talk groups to be used, programming and deploying of cache radios, and interference mitigation. At any given incident

Why attend this training

Recent analysis of after action reports (AARs) from major incidents showed that communications was a major issue in a large majority of incidents. However, when a COML was deployed, the ability to communicate was significantly improved. Because of their training and expertise, COMLs enhance overall response effectiveness

How Communications Unit Leaders COMLs Work to Achieve Interoperability

COMLs are trained communications professionals that work to achieve interoperability through the ICS and among all responding agencies through:

Coordination – A COML can have a huge impact on an incident commander and operations chief, allowing them to manage the incident instead of managing communications. COMLs typically work directly with command staff regarding communications needs and then act on those needs to create seamless communications. In addition, COMLs are typically well networked with other communications professionals in the region and State. Those pre-existing relationships are often mentioned in AARs as making a huge difference in the outcome of the response.

Expertise – As dictated by their training, COMLs possess extensive knowledge of local systems and existing assets, such as cache radios, patching technologies, and other communications assets, to coordinate communications resources among arriving agencies and as needs arise.

Planning and Management – COMLs play a major role in the development of an Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS 205). The ICS 205 is used to provide, in one location, information on all radio frequency assignments down to the Division/ Group level for each operational period of an incident. In addition, COMLs facilitate the execution of the communications plan and help manage and sustain all of the local, State, and Federal communications assets that are involved in an incident.

Do you have what it takes to be a Communications Unit Leader COML?

Take the first step today

Enroll here


Training Update: Emergency Operations Center, Operations And Planning For All Hazards /Laramie WY / June 13-15, 2017

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Training Opportunity Update:
Emergency Operations Center, Operations And Planning For All Hazards /Laramie WY / June 13-15, 2017

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Course Description:

This EOC course offers participants insight into, and practical experience with, Emergency management and decisi
on-making skills necessary to effectively manage an EOC and the overall response to a large-scale Type 3 or 2 and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or all-hazard event utilizing the MACS.

The EOC course is 24 hours in length, with decision-based exercises comprising 12 of the 24 hours. This course will develop and reinforce emergency management, situational awareness, information management, resource management, and decision-making

The course adapts existing emergency management [National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS)] procedures to the unique requirements of EOC operations.

Target Audience:
Managers from the following disciplines/services:
Fire service,
Emergency medical serv
Hazardous materials,
Law Enforcement
Public health •
Public works
Emergency Management
Government administrative
Non-governmental Organizations
Private Sector and military (if invited by the host jurisdiction)

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Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning

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Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is hosting this Emergency Management Institute Course April 27-28 in Loveland CO
See Brochure below for details:

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EMI Webinar: Academic Perspective On Increasing Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness

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EMI Webinar: Academic Perspective On Increasing
Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness,

April 12, 2017, 2:00– 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The webinar is a collaborative effort between the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the FEMA Higher Education Program to help to ensure emergency managers, and faith based and community organizations are aware of academic partner resources and engagement opportunities.

Registration link:…/…/registration.html

Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368