Emergency Medical Services: Special Operations (R0152)

Training Specialist

Michael Stern
michael.stern@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1253

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Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services

This 10-day course enables EMS System Managers to prepare their organizations for major operations by identifying potential hazards, determining potential resource needs, determining how those resources may be acquired, and developing a plan that enables the effective control of these events.

Events such as mass-casualty incidents, storms, earthquakes, or technological emergencies, mass gatherings, dignitary visits, and terrorism can place an unusual demand upon our ability to provide continued EMS response to our anticipated daily call volume. It is only through effective planning and preparation for these unique events that we can continue to respond effectively to our customers. This program discusses many of these special operations and the burdens they place upon our communities, EMS systems, and the responders within our systems. This course meets NIMS requirements for ICS 300.

Selection Criteria This course is for those who have management and planning responsibilities for an EMS system. The course is targeted primarily to middle managers at an operational level and to senior planners within the agency.
Delivery Type 10-Day On-Campus
Prerequisites 1) ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. 2) IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction (http://training.fema.gov/IS/) 3)IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction (http://training.fema.gov/IS/) 4) IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan (http://training.fema.gov/IS/)
ACE Recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Fire Service Administration.
CEU's 6.3
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials

PDF, 266KB http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0152.pdf (266KB, PDF Help)

NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments With terrorism on the horizon this course has prepared me to handle large-scale casualties...It will be very helpful in preplanning and responding to a large event in my community, and will help me effectively provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens I serve...It has expanded my overall knowledge of emergency planning, acquisition, and deployment of resources.

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
Apply Apply » March 2 - 13, 2015 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 6 - 17, 2015 Apply on 10/15/2014 - 12/15/2014 Emmitsburg, Maryland