I am wondering if we should distro this to the members.. not sure if we can take all or any of these course. Some may be LE only. Jim --- On Wed, 11/5/08, Valentine, Erin <evalentine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: From: Valentine, Erin <evalentine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Training Updates, November 5 To: Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 3:19 PM PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL. FYI ONLY. Hello, You are receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in training programs being offered by MEMA or FEMA/DHS. If you would like to be removed from this distribution list, please click here to unsubscribe. Please see our current course vacancies for upcoming DHS-sponsored WMD training. New additions to the calendar are highlighted in yellow. This training is provided FREE for Federal, State and local organizations and responders. If you are interested in attending these courses, please forward your applications to me as soon as possible. Please click here to view our entire training calendar online: http://www.mema.state.md.us/calendar/index.asp ; Course Title Date Location Current Vacancies More information/application: ICS-400: Advanced ICS, Complex Incidents November 12-13 La Plata 27 click here ICS-400: Advanced ICS, Complex Incidents November 21-22 Hagerstown 40 click here Incident Command System 300/400 Combined Course December 2-5 Bethesda 19 click here Incident Command System 300/400 Combined Course December 8-11 Hagerstown 25 click here Incident Command System 300/400 Combined Course December 15-19 Prince Frederick 26 click here Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) Train the Trainer December 16-18 Bethesda 8 click here HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FROM OUR PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Narcotics Enforcement Training (N.E.T.) School November 10-14 Davidsonville The school will provide students with both classroom lecture and practical scenarios focusing on undercover narcotics investigations and operations. Students will receive instruction in drug identification, narcotics investigative techniques, utilizing and controlling informants, surveillance techniques and tactics, investigative document preparation, search warrant planning/execution and numerous other areas essential to undercover narcotics investigations. Students will work a “narcotics investigation” from case initiation through culmination, using a confidential informant, conducting controlled buys, engaging in moving and stationary surveillance, drug rips, and bringing the case to closure by writing and serving a search and seizure warrant. For more information, click here: http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/content/pdf/exercise_and_training/NET_bulletin.pdf Proactive Interdiction: Apprehending Drug Smugglers & Terrorists on the streets & highways of America November 24-25 Rockville Course Topics include: The Current Narcotics Threat across the US Narco-terrorism: Drug-terror connection Identifying Drug-smugglers Identifying Foreign and Domestic Terrorists Hidden Compartments and Drug Stashes Proactive Interdiction Techniques Patrol Techniques Interdiction Stops Legal Issues and Case Law Officer Safety and Survival And much more! For more information click here: http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/content/pdf/exercise_and_training/ProactiveIntFlyerMontgomery.pdf Any questions can be addressed to Officer Marc Erme of the Montgomery County Police Department at marc.erme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course December 10-12, 2008 Harrisburg , PA PURPOSE: The purpose is to formally prepare county coroners/medical examiners, funeral directors, municipal and Commonwealth response personnel and other responsible agencies and professionals to handle mass fatalities effectively and to work with the survivors in an emergency or disaster. This course provides information that will enable the participants to develop plans and train their staff to respond in a coordinated effort to a mass fatalities incident. PREREQUISITES: 1. FEMA IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is100.asp 2. FEMA IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is200.asp 3. FEMA IS-700 National Incident Management System http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp TARGET AUDIENCE: Coroners, funeral directors, and emergency management personnel will be considered first for enrollment. As space permits, other response personnel (i.e., fire, police, EMS , planners, and Red Cross) will be accepted. CEU APPROVAL: CEU hours are being finalized with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2 CEUs), PA Department of Health (14 CEUs), and PA Funeral Directors Association (TBD). The instructor will have the appropriate paperwork at the class for interested parties. LOCATION: PEMA Headquarters, Room 180A, 2605 Interstate Drive , Harrisburg , PA 17110 ADMINISTRATIVE INFO: There is no cost for attendance at this course. Those commuting over 50 miles are eligible for lodging on the nights of December 9, 10, and 11 2008. Lunch will be provided for all participants on all three course days. Attendees are responsible for travel, phone, and other meal costs. Students MUST be present all three days. Course will start at 8 a.m. December 10th and end at 5:00 pm December 12th. All training sessions will run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last day to register is November 21, 2008. MATERIALS REQUIRED: There are no special materials required for this course. REGISTRATION: All attendees must be at least 18 years of age. Registration is only through PA Prepared LMS. In order to use the online registration, you must first establish a user profile and log into the system. Go to the Learning Management Website: https://key.emsed.com/login.asp. ; Once your information is accepted, you can now log into the system. Click on the Courses icon which is located at the left side of the web page. Click on this course offering and place yourself on the enrollment list. *For each person being registered, a separate user profile must be created* DHS Soft Targets Awareness Course: Places of Public Assembly December 12, 2008 Harrisburg , PA PURPOSE: The purpose of this course is to familiarize owners and operators of places of public assembly with early warning signs of a terrorist or violent criminal attack targeting their facility. It will describe the 7 steps in the terrorist operational planning cycle; give examples of suspicious behaviors and when terrorists are most likely to be detected prior to an attack. Finally, it will describe the actions that should be taken to minimize the likelihood of an attack and what best practices should be adopted to best protect life and property. Intended for public assembly venues including but not limited to hotels, motels, theatres, entertainment events, school gatherings, religious gatherings, etc. TARGET AUDIENCE: Property/facility managers, supervisors, 1st line managers and their security and safety staff are encouraged to attend. ADMINISTRATIVE INFO: There is no cost for attendance at this course. SCTF will pay for all expenses including course materials, refreshment and lunch. Lodging, transportation and all other meals, and phone calls are the responsibility of the attendee. LOCATION: Harrisburg Area Community College , Wildwood Conference Center (Gate 4), One HACC Dr. , Harrisburg PA ( Dauphin County ), 8 AM-5 PM Contact: George Giangi, Chairperson, Business, Industry & Infrastructure Email: giangiw@xxxxxxx Phone: 717-312-1127 Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents January 14, 2009 College Park Success in deterring, preventing, preparing for, and responding to a bombing incident at a school relies on the establishment and maintenance of a robust crisis and consequence management infrastructure. As part of an inter-agency team, emergency responders must be adequately trained, equipped, exercised, and funded, in order to ensure their ability to effectively respond and conduct relief and recovery operations. Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI) will provide you with the tools and information needed to develop or assess an existing school bomb incident response plan. For more information, please click here: www.mfri.org/seminars Course Hosts Needed We need course hosts for our 2009 training calendar. If you are interested in hosting, please pick courses from this catalog: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/docs/TED_Course_Catalog2007.pdf, Then fill out this form and fax back to me: http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/content/pdf/exercise_and_training/course_request_form.pdf. Erin Valentine Exercise and Training Program Administrator Maryland Emergency Management Agency phone: (410) 517-3648 fax: (410) 517-3610 Click here to view our online training calendar!