MT DES Training Aug – Oct
The link below lists upcoming trainings offered by Montana DES. For more information, contact Marschal Rothe at 406-324-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: The correct date for ICS-400 is Sept. 24-25 and the date for FEMA G288/489 is now Oct. 6-7.
1. The Yellowstone Co. LEPC is hosting a three-day workshop for All-Hazard IMT personnel on Sep. 16-18. This is funded in part through a Homeland Security Grant administered by the Montana Fire Chief's Association. This is a chance for personnel to hone their position-specific skills, e.g. Planning Section Chief, with mentors in a structured environment--and the workshop will conclude with a final capstone exercise. Please note: Attendance is not restricted to members of standing AH IMTs and/or those who perform at a Type 3 level or higher. The intent of the grant was to assist with a local incident management capability—anyone with responsibilities for one or more of the Command and General Staff positions during an incident or EOC activation should consider attending. There is some travel reimbursement available as well.
2. We still have seats in the Senior Official's Workshop, scheduled for Lewistown on August 27th. Please register as soon as possible. This one-day session is intended for Agency Adminstrators and other policy-makers and senior officials who may be involved in an emergency or disaster at the local, Tribal, or state level.
3. National funding for the RDPC Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents 8-hour course continues to be a challenge. Currently, we have one delivery scheduled for Kalispell on Sept. 19th, see the calender for a link to the course description and details or register here.
4. We send many students from fire, law enforcement, and health care to the Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Campus in Anniston, Alabama. The quality of training is superb and CDP provides all travel, lodging, and meals to students from Tribal, city, county, and state jurisdictions—as well as affiliated private/and volunteer organizations with a role in local emergency response or management. The specific offerings are too numerous to list, but in general the CDP offers hands-on training and exercises in HAZMAT response, field tactics for law enforcement, EMS/health care leadership and crisis, public information, and many other topics. Please see the main training page here: https://cdp.dhs.gov/training/resident/ I can assist with applications. (Note these classes fill fast).
5. Please see the calendar for other newly scheduled trainings including the FEMA G-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management to be held in Butte on Oct. 22-23, 2014.