Stewart (KG6BOV) to aa6vh, arthur.kuhns, arthurkuhns, d.e.gilmore ... 2006 Jun 28 13:54 (6 hours ago) Greetings All
We're definitely in the hotter summer season. Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico are already battling brushfires; locally Ventura County Fire Department has been sending engines as mutual aid to a fire in Santa Barbara County for the last two weeks. The Santa Anas haven't started up yet, but it's likely to be a long hot summer.
Upcoming events are:
The Moorpark 3rd of July Fireworks Expo arrival 1445 (2:45 pm) for briefing, gates open to the public at 1545 (3:45 pm) with the event continuing until approx 2300 (11:00 pm). If you can get there by 1445, parking should be available by the command post.
10 July Bi-Monthly District meeting, hosted this time by Area 5 at Ojai Hospital
Below is a list of current FEMA independent study courses, several of which are pertinent to ARES / ACS / RACES operations.
ARES recommended courses are IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 & IS-800. IS-100 & IS-200 cover the basics of the Incident Command System or ICS. IS-700 & IS-800 provide an introduction to NIMS, the National Incident Management System.
We have been using the Incident Command System, or elements of the current ICS organization, in California for more than ten years The ICS concept and system started here in California. NIMS, the National Incident Management System, is essentially ICS writ large for national response incidents and the greater resource management issues involved.
I would also recommend IS-275 The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities, IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management, and IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams. In any disaster we in ARES, with or without County DSW cards will be working with other voluntary groups and agencies, either in parallel or in a client-service relationship.
Course materials are available either online in a hosted web-site format or downloadable as MS Word documents or Adobe PDF files.
Please let AA6VH (firstname.lastname@example.org) know when you complete any of these courses.
de Stewart / KG6BOV AEC Area 4 FEMA's independent study web site is: http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/ IS-1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management IS-5.A An Introduction to Hazardous Materials IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance IS-8 Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order IS-10 Animals in Disaster, Module A: Awareness and Preparedness IS-11 Animals in Disaster, Module B: Community Planning IS-15.A Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness IS-55 Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100 IS-100.FW Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Federal Disaster Workers IS-100.LE - Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Law Enforcement IS-100.PW Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Public Works Personnel IS-111 Livestock in Disasters IS-120 An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises IS-139 Exercise Design - Professional Development Series IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers IS-208 State Disaster Management IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-235 Emergency Planning - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-240 Leadership & Influence - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-242 Effective Communication - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers - Professional Development Series -- Updated April, 2006 IS-253 Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance IS-271 Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk IS-275 The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities IS-279 Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management IS-292 Disaster Basics - Revised IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness IS-330 Refresher Course for Radiological Response IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation IS-340 Hazardous Materials Prevention IS-346 An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel IS-362 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools IS-386 Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction IS-393 Introduction to Mitigation IS-394.A Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster - New IS-513 The Professional in Emergency Management IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course IS-547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP) IS-600 Special Considerations for FEMA Public Assistance Projects IS-630 Introduction to the Public Assistance Process IS-631 Public Assistance Operations I IS-632 Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA's Public Assistance Program IS-650 Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS-702 National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Public Information Systems - New IS-703 NIMS Resource Management - New IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction