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Event Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am
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Procurement Under FEMA Awards

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Adobe Connect
Molly Bargmann - 402-471-7182 - molly.bargmann@nebraska.gov Connor Conzone - 402-471-7415 - connor.conzone@nebraska.gov Kyle Barzen-Hanson - 402-471-7223 - kyle.barzen-hanson@nebraska.gov

Target Audience: State, Local, and Tribal government personnel (clerks, treasurers, city/
county attorneys), school districts, public health departments, emergency management personnel,
and private non‐profit entities
Course Goal: Reduce applicant violations of the Federal procurement regulations by training
participants on the Federal procurement requirements set forth at 2 C.F.R. §§ 200.317 through
200.326 (the “Uniform Rules.”)
Course Description: The FEMA Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) is a group of
attorneys within the FEMA Office of Chief Counsel that trains and advises on the Federal procurement
requirements; works with Public Assistance staff to provide training and guidance to
recipients and subrecipients on the Federal procurement requirements; and, when requested,
provides general guidance regarding concerns with proposed recipient or subrecipient procurement
actions. Violations of the Federal procurement requirements can result in reduced
Federal grant funding. This training will focus on the requirements set forth in the Uniform
Rules so that participants can identify and avoid potential violations of the Federal procurement
requirements. Topics include: overview and use of contracts by grantees and subgrantees;
procurement by a Tribal, state, local governments, hospitals, institutions of higher educa‐
tion and other nonprofit organizations; competition; methods of procurement; cost or price
analysis; contractor bonding requirements; contract provisions.
Course Length: 2 hours
* All student materials will be provided.
There is no cost to attend this training.
* Adobe Connect Link will be sent via email upon registering.

Procurement Under FEMA Awards - Training Flyer.pdf


Molly Bargmann - molly.bargmann@nebraska.gov

Connor Conzone - connor.conzone@nebraska.gov

Kyle Barzen-Hanson -kyle.barzen-hanson@nebraska.gov

G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
West Central Research & Extension Center 402 W State Farm Road North Platte, NE 69101
Brent Curtis Phone: 402-471-7426 Brent.curtis@nebraska.gov

• This one day course has been developed for individuals responsible for the management of spontaneous volunteers. The course will outline the benefits and challenges of utilizing spontaneous volunteers during relief efforts.
• Special emphasis will be placed on how to fully plan for and operate a Volunteer Reception Center Program.
• Classroom training will be conducted during the morning session and a disaster simulation will be held during the afternoon session.
There are no prerequisites for this course, however IS 100, 200, 700, 800 are recommended.



Full MERRT Course

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:00 am to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:30 am
715 South Jeffers St North Platte, NE 69101
Joanna LeMoine Deputy Director Region 51 EMA (308) 532-7383 lemoinejl@ci.north-platte.ne.us

Full 2 Day MERRTT Training Class
Modules to be Covered

  • Radiological Basics
  • Biological Effects
  • Radioactive Material Shipping Packages
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Initial Response Actions
  • Patient Handling
  • Incident Control
  • Radiological Survey Instruments & Dosimetry Devices
  • Transportation of Safeguards Material DOE Shipments and Resources
  • Decontamination, Disposal and Documentation
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
  • Pre-Hospital Practices
  • Transportation by Rail
  • Incident Command
  • Public Information Officer

    Hands-on activities include:

  • Radiological Instrument Use
  • Patient Handling
  • Assessing Package Integrity
  • Survey of Contaminated Personnel


Registration Form
Registration forms must be sent to 
Joanna LeMoine

ICS 400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
TIM NEWMAN 308-436-6689

AUGUST 16-17, 2018

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include:
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 multiagency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.
Students will learn about:
 Command and General Staff
 Deputies and assistants
 Unified command
 Organizational relationships between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi Entity Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations centers (EOCs)



ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Event Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
TIM NEWMAN 308-436-6689

AUGUST 13-15, 2018

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include:
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 should take ICS-300.
Students will learn about:
* ICS Staffing and organization to include: reporting and working relationships and information flow.
* Transfer of Command
* Unified Command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident
* ICS forms
* Resource Management
* Interagency mission planning and procurement



L-962 All Hazards Planning Section Chief

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:00 pm
East Central District Health Department 4321 41st Avenue Columbus, NE 68601
Michelle Evert Phone: 402-352-7958 Email: mevert@colfaxne.com

This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.
These responsibilities fall into two categories:
-Managing the planning cycle
-Tracking resources and incident status

Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.
Course Prerequisites:
IS 100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS 200 – ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 300 – Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
ICS 400 – Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
IS 700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
IS 800 – National Response Framework, An Introduction


28th Nebraska Statewide Critical Incident Stress Management Conference

Event Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 7:00 am to 4:45 pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE
Debbie Kuhn 402-326-0173 debbie.kuhn@nebraska.gov.

TRAVEL & LODGING: Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE. Conference participants must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. A block of 50 rooms has been reserved at Kearney Holiday Inn until July 25. Rooms are priced at $97.95 per night plus taxes. Please say it is for the Critical Incident Stress Management Conference when making reservation. The phone number to the Holiday Inn is (308) 237-5971.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education pro-gram for mental health practice, EMS, and law enforcement for a total of 9.0 hours.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: If you have any questions regarding the conference, call or e-mail Debbie Kuhn at 402-326-0173 or email debbie.kuhn@nebraska.gov.

Wallace Barnett Jr. CISM Memorial Foundation,
 Nebraska CISM Interagency Management Committee,
 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Emergency Health Systems

Boston Marathon Bombing & Watertown Shootout/Manhunt: Lessons Learned by Chief Michael Lawn
Chief Michael Lawn will discuss in depth the circumstances of the bombing and Watertown. He will discuss the shootout and the subsequent manhunt for the suspect. He will educate the participants on lessons learned by what went right and what went wrong. Finally, he will discuss the aftermath and the challenges his department faced especially around Critical Incident response.
Human Trafficking in the Heartland: Realize, Recognize, and Respond by Anna Brewer
This course will enable the audience to "Realize" that sex trafficking happens anywhere, even in Nebraska; it will help the audience "Recognize" the signs - in both their personal and professional lives; and it will offer a venue through which the audience can "Respond". The course will also discuss critical incident response and the management for first responders who are exposed to sex trafficking.

Bill Gibbs will present the response of the LVMPD to the October 1st shooting on Las Vegas Blvd. There will be a detailed description of the response as an agency, He will share what they have learned and what they have in place for the future.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Response to the Oct 1st Tragedy by Bill Gibbs

First Responders & The Mentally Ill by Shannon Black, PhD
Shannon Black will educate the participants with a brief overview of mental illness signs and tips to effectively manage interactions with individuals with a mental disability, illness, or injury. She will also give on an overview of mental disorder and personality types, potential for violence and emergency protective custody process.

“I can only please one person per day, Today I choose me! “ by Kacey Woodliff
You are great at helping, providing, listening, supporting, giving, saying "yes" and so on..... but do you have a "disease to please"? Are you stressed out, maxed out, burnt out, pooped out and well just plain "out"?If your choices are draining you, this is a red flag ladies and gents! You could be committing a very serious crime! Ask yourself, are your every day choices costing you what matters most in your life?
Kacey is also a Nationally Registered EMT, EMS Training Officer and CPR/First Aid Instructor. She is also a mem-ber of the Nebraska CISM team.

FRIDAY, August 10, 2018
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Social Time (Hors d’oeuvres provided)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. CISM Management Meeting - (Interagency Management Committee, Regional Clinical Directors, CISM Coordinators, and Callout People ONLY) Stateroom A
SATURDAY, August 11, 2018 – Members and Non-Members Welcome (with paid registration)
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 - 10:15 a.m. Boston Marathon Bombing & Watertown Shootout/Manhunt: Lessons Learned - Chief Michael Lawn
10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Human Trafficking in the Heartland - Anna Brewer
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. LUNCH (provided) and Wallace Barnett CISM Memorial Foundation Annual Meeting
1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Response to the Oct 1st Tragedy - Bill Gibbs
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Troop Meetings D & E in Suite # 176 A & C in Stateroom B & C B & HQ in Executive Room (2nd Floor)Flyer
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Banquet & Awards Stateroom E & F
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Room
SUNDAY, August 12, 2018 – Members and Non-Members Welcome (with paid registration)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. First Responders & The Mentally Ill - Shannon Black
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. I can only please one person per day, Today I choose me! - Kacey Woodliff
11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Evaluations


Basic CISM Group Crisis Intervention Training

Event Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Nebraska Dept. of Transportation (NDOT) 108th & L Streets Omaha
Debbie Kuhn, CISM Program Manager Phone: 402-326-0173 debbie.kuhn@nebraska.gov

Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM)
What is a Critical Incident?
A critical incident is any situation faced by emergency personnel causing unusually strong emotional reactions, which have the potential to interfere with their ability to function during or after the event.
Examples of critical incidents addressed by the Nebraska CISM Program include:
 Suicide of a first responder
 Line of duty death or serious injury of a first responder
 Injury to or death of a child
 Mass-casualty incident
 Natural disaster causing death and/or serious injury
What is Critical Incident Stress Management?
CISM is a comprehensive service designed to assist emergency responders who have experienced unusual stress related to their work. CISM is interested in promoting a helpful response throughout the entire range of a crisis experience including: the pre-crisis, acute crisis and post-crisis phases. Within the CISM program are seven core functions of response.

Training Program Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
 Define critical incident stress.
 List signs & symptoms of stress.
 Describe first responder personality profiles.
 Recognize characteristics & phases of critical incident stress.
 Discuss stress & coping strategies.
 Describe the anatomy of a debriefing.
 Discuss disaster psychology & victim response.
Continuing Education
Fourteen hours of continuing education may be counted by Licensed Mental Health Professionals , EMS Providers.

Deadline for registration and
cancellations –October 8th

Name: _________________________ Address: ________________________
City: ___________________________ Zip: ____________________________ Phone: _________________________ Email Address: ___________________ Profession: ______________________


October 12 & 13, 2018 Omaha, NE Choose one:
Peer $150.00
Mental Health $250.00
Please mail registration form and check to the following: Wallace Barnett Memorial Foundation 1215 South 40th Street Lincoln, NE 68510 or
For Online Registration and Pay-ment Options, visit our website