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Courses and Events

Isotope Crossroads: Omaha

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 
Embassy Suites - Omaha Downtown, 555 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Contact/Registrar: 
Mike Schmitt, WMDC, FBI, mrschmitt@fbi.gov
Details: 

Isotope Crossroads: Omaha is a Radiological Transportation Security Tabletop Exercise (TTX) sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Office of Radiological Security (ORS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD)/Nuclear and Radiological Countermeasures Unit (NRCU).

The purpose of the TTX is to promote information sharing, joint situational awareness, team building, and problem resolution in a crisis response situation with Federal, State, Local, and Tribal law enforcement and emergency response personnel, regulatory agencies, transportation companies, and radiological material production companies among others when dealing with a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident scenario involving Category 1 and 2 radiological materials in commercial transit.  Radiological materials and transportation routes through the Omaha Area of Responsibility (AOR), transportation companies, incident response procedures, and crisis communications will be discussed during this one-day, no-fault, discussion-based exercise.

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Communications Technician (COMT) Course -- **THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED** - So. Sioux City - July 2022

Event Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 8:00 am to Friday, July 29, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Location: 
Law Enforcement Center 701 W 29th South Sioux City, NE 68776
Contact/Registrar: 
Deanna Hagberg dhagberg@southsiouxcity.org
Details: 

The Communications Technician (COMT) course trains personnel to serve as communications technicians during all-hazards emergency operations or planned events. Since 2010, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) has conducted COMT courses across the nation and trained more than 3,375 students in this course.
Description
This class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies including interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. Participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all-hazards incident, including responsibilities while operating in a local, regional, or State-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

The course is instructor-led and supports learning through discussion, lecture, participation in multiple activities, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources for an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.
This course is five days long and is limited to 16 students.

Course Dates and Location
This COMT course is offered July 25 – July 29 at the Law Enforcement Center at 701 W 29th Street,
South Sioux City, NE. There is no charge for this training, and course materials will be provided by
DHS CISA. All travel/per diem costs are the responsibility of the individual student.

Class Prerequisites
To attend this course, applicants must have the following prerequisites:
• Have a technical communications background
• Have an awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
• Completion of the following FEMA independent study (IS) training courses (current versions required, the letter after the course number is significant):

  • IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200
  • IS-700, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction

• Familiarity with pre-course reading materials found at https://www.cisa.gov/safecom/comu-training-resources. Click on “All-Hazard Communications Technician (COMT) Pre-course Study Guide”.
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Registration
Applicants should submit scanned copies of all prerequisite Certificates of Completions for IS
prerequisite courses, to Deanna Hagberg at dhagberg@southsiouxcity.org

Copies of prerequisite documentation which verify applicants have met the prerequisites and are
eligible to participate in the course must be submitted for review by July 20th.
Registration is not complete until all documentation has been received and verified by Deanna
Hagberg, Dakota County Emergency Management Director. Admittance is limited to 16 qualified
applicants. If more than 16 qualified personnel apply, final determination of student attendance will
be announced by Deanna Hagberg.

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ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - North Platte - July 2022

Event Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 8:00 am to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Location: 
UNL, West Central Research & Extension Center 402 West State Farm Road North Platte, NE 69101
Contact/Registrar: 
Joanna Le Moine Region 51 Emergency Management 308-532-7383 LeMoineJL@ci.north-platte.ne.us
Details: 

Course overview:
This 21 hour course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS.
The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses and is a pre-requisite for the ICS 400 course.
Who should attend:
All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including those persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.

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ICS 400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff for Complex Incidents - North Platte - July 2022

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 8:00 am to Friday, July 29, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Location: 
UNL, West Central Research & Extension Center 402 West State Farm Road North Platte, NE  69101
Contact/Registrar: 
Joanna Le Moine Region 51 Emergency Management 308-532-7383 LeMoineJL@ci.north-platte.ne.us
Details: 

This 16 Hour course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS.  The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS 300 courses.

Who should attend:

 All Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel should take ICS-400, including those persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

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ICS - 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - Lincoln - August 2022

Event Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 8:00 am to Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Location: 
Penterman Armory, NENG Base 2400 NW 24th St, Lincoln, NE 68524
Contact/Registrar: 
Roger Conrad Exercise and Training Officer Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24th St. Lincoln, NE 68524-1801 CELL 531-530-7765 roger.conrad@nebraska.gov
Details: 

Course overview:
This 21 hour course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS.
The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses and is a pre-requisite for the ICS 400 course.

Who should attend:
All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including those persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.

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ICS - 400: Advanced ICS Command and General Staff for Complex Incidents - Lincoln - August 2022

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:00 am to Friday, August 5, 2022 - 8:30 am
Location: 
Penterman Armory NENG Base 2400 NW 24th St, Lincoln, NE 68524
Contact/Registrar: 
Roger Conrad Exercise and Training Officer Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24th St. Lincoln, NE 68524-1801 CELL 531-530-7765 roger.conrad@nebraska.gov
Details: 

This 16 Hour course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS.
The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS 300 courses.

Who should attend:
All Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel should take ICS-400, including those persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

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HAZMAT IQ Above the Line/Below the Line Training

Event Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 
Omaha Public Safety Training Center, 11616 Rainwood Rd, Omaha, NE 68142
Contact/Registrar: 
Alyssa Sanders 402-471-7176 alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov
Details: 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developed by responders, for responders, this is the foundational, patented system that started it all – This one-day class, taught in a straight forward easy to understand methodology, takes the typically complex world of Hazardous materials and simplifies it for street level< responder. Each participant receives a set of laminated Above the Line/Below© charts which allows them to efficiently size-up any chemical in minutes, determining the hazards, meters and PPE required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The HazMatIQ 4 – step system consists of:
Step 1) Revolutionary 10 – second “Above the line – Below the line” chemical size-up.
Step 2) Verifying/adjusting initial size-up using HMIQ Charts and a reference source.
Step 3) Choosing the appropriate meter(s) and protective equipment
Step 4) Operating safely in the hot zone based on mission

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To register, email Alyssa Sanders at alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov

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HAZMAT IQ Above the Line/Below the Line Training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 
Columbus Fire Department, 4630 Howard Blvd, Columbus, NE 68601
Contact/Registrar: 
Alyssa Sanders 402-471-7176 alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov
Details: 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developed by responders, for responders, this is the foundational, patented system that started it all – This one-day class, taught in a straight forward easy to understand methodology, takes the typically complex world of Hazardous materials and simplifies it for street level< responder. Each participant receives a set of laminated Above the Line/Below© charts which allows them to efficiently size-up any chemical in minutes, determining the hazards, meters and PPE required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The HazMatIQ 4 – step system consists of:
Step 1) Revolutionary 10 – second “Above the line – Below the line” chemical size-up.
Step 2) Verifying/adjusting initial size-up using HMIQ Charts and a reference source.
Step 3) Choosing the appropriate meter(s) and protective equipment
Step 4) Operating safely in the hot zone based on mission

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To register, email Alyssa Sanders at alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov

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POSTPONED TO NOV. 1-3 L0105 Public Information Basics - Dakota City - Aug 2022

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 8:00 am to Friday, August 12, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Location: 
Dakota City Firehall 208 S. 21st St. Dakota City, Nebraska
Contact/Registrar: 
Jodie Fawl, NEMA PIO jodie.fawl@nebraska.gov (402) 471-7421
Details: 

Overview
To equip participants with the skills needed to be full or part-time PIOs, including oral and written communications; understanding and working with the media; and basic tools and techniques to perform effectively as a PIO, both in the proactive/advocacy times and crisis/emergency response.

Who should attend:
The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal territorial level of government and in the private and nongovernmental sectors.
• Prerequisite:
IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness

• Lunch and lodging on your own.
• Student must attend all classes to receive the course certificate.

There is no fee to attend this course.

Class is limited to 25 students,

Registration Deadline is August 2, 2022

Class is sponsored by the Northeast Planning, Exercise and Training Region.

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HAZMAT IQ Above the Line/Below the Line Training

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 
North Platte Fire Department, 715 South Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE 69101
Contact/Registrar: 
Alyssa Sanders 402-471-7176 alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov
Details: 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developed by responders, for responders, this is the foundational, patented system that started it all – This one-day class, taught in a straight forward easy to understand methodology, takes the typically complex world of Hazardous materials and simplifies it for street level< responder. Each participant receives a set of laminated Above the Line/Below© charts which allows them to efficiently size-up any chemical in minutes, determining the hazards, meters and PPE required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
The HazMatIQ 4 – step system consists of:
Step 1) Revolutionary 10 – second “Above the line – Below the line” chemical size-up.
Step 2) Verifying/adjusting initial size-up using HMIQ Charts and a reference source.
Step 3) Choosing the appropriate meter(s) and protective equipment
Step 4) Operating safely in the hot zone based on mission

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To register, email Alyssa Sanders at alyssa.sanders@nebraska.gov

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