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Ham Radio Licensing Class
Course Description:
An intense one-day guided study session taught by experienced instructors and followed immediately by an FCC-approved Technician License Exam at 6 pm. -A “license to learn” and an ideal way to get started with Ham Radio – you’ll be able to get “on the air” as soon as your information is recorded in the FCC’s online database (typically within 7-10 days) - Open to all ages – provided you’re committed to studying hard and working through the material - Once you are licensed, we are committed to helping you succeed and plan to offer future hands-on workshops to make the most of your new amateur radio and license.
Event Location/Address:
Iowa State University Environmental Health & Safety Building 2408 Wanda Daley Drive
City and County:
Ames  -  STORY     (Region 1)
Additional Information:
COST: $100.00 ($50 due at time of registration) What is included? ? Full-day Technician License study class ? Technician License class manual plus a 20 page pre-study guide ? Provided working lunch and refreshments ? One FCC Technician Class Exam (with results the same day!) (Retests will require an additional fee) ? Brand-new handheld Ham Radio pre-programmed with local radio frequencies! Participants will receive the class manual and study guide upon initial registration AND payment of the first half of the course fee ($50). This portion of the fee is NOT refundable but may be transferred to future Story County ARES Technician License Classes. The remaining $50 is due on or before the day of the class.
Course Dates:
4/28/2018   through   4/28/2018    -   (8:00 AM  to  7:00 PM)
Registration Information:
Visit www.kb7vml.net to sign-up online or email kb7vml@arrl.net with your details. Questions? Clint Miller (KØGR) 515-292-1066 Paul Cowley (WØYR ) 515-233-2817
Course Contact:
Clint  Miller      isuforester@hotmail.com      (515) 292-1066
EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
Course Description:
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Governance, Resource Management, Direction and Control, Damage Assessment, Operations and Procedures and Professional Development
Event Location/Address:
Polk Co EOC 1907 Carpenter Ave
City and County:
Des Moines  -  POLK     (Region 1)
Additional Information:
1) Lunch will be at the Polk Co EOC. Please either bring a lunch or be prepared to do individual Jimmy Johns online orders using credit card payments. 2) Bring your printed materials with you--can be found at http://iowaema.com/index.php/empd-course
Course Dates:
5/3/2018   through   5/3/2018    -   (9:00 AM  to  4:00 PM)
Course Contact:
Beth Lewis (HSEMD)    -    visit our contact information page
Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) - PER-340
Course Description:
The Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active shooter event through the rescue task force concept using the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist.
Event Location/Address:
Polk County Emergency Operations Center 1907 Carpenter Avenue
City and County:
Des Moines  -  POLK     (Region 1)
Additional Information:
1) 40-45 students with a mix of 25-28 LE and 15-18 Fire/EMS 2) Must have FEMA Student ID # by first day of class (https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID )
Course Dates:
5/8/2018   through   5/10/2018    -   (8:00 AM  to  5:00 PM)
Registration Information:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-threat-integrated-response-course-atirc-per-340-registration-42760648250
Course Contact:
A.J.  Mumm      aj.mumm@polkcountyiowa.gov      (515) 286-2107
Responding to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail
Course Description:
The course is designed to assist local emergency responders to recognize the significant aspects of flammable liquid rail transportation emergencies and the difficulties involved in containing large quantities of the flammable liquids that may be released by an incident as well as mitigating fire incidents that may occur. Participants will recognize the potential scope of incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail and the need to identify other agencies and organizations for help in planning and responding to these types of emergencies. The course meets the requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (8) and NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 edition, supports the National Preparedness Goal of enhancing community core capabilities, and is fully compliant with the National Incident Management System.
Event Location/Address:
Grinnell Public Safety Building 1020 Spring St
City and County:
Grinnell  -  POWESHIEK     (Region 1)
Additional Information:
1) Students will need to provide their own PPE for the hands on portion of the course. Safety glasses and work gloves, as well as structural firefighting gear will be needed for this course. 2) This course is being taught by SERTC. Additional course information can be found at www.sertc.org 3) All travel and meal expenses are on your own.
Course Dates:
5/12/2018   through   5/12/2018    -   (9:00 AM  to  5:00 PM)
Registration Information:
https://www.regonline.com/PHMSA2018 find the Grinnell location, fill out all applicable fields and then submit.
Course Contact:
Brian  Paul      ema@poweshiekcosheriff.com      (641) 623-4357
L 0101 Foundations of Emergency Management
Course Description:
Training objectives for this course, Foundations of Emergency Management, are based on the newly established Emergency Manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA); the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); and local, State, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The following topics in emergency management are covered in this course: legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness; team building; mitigation; response; prevention and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.
Event Location/Address:
DMACC Southridge Training site 1111 E Army Post Rd Campus Room #20
City and County:
Des Moines  -  POLK     (Region 1)
Additional Information:
1) This is a 2-week course offered in two 5-day sessions each. Week 1: May 21-15, 2018, Week 2: June 25-29, 2018. By registering for this course you are committed to attend Session 2 without having to resister again. 2) Complete the FEMA Form 119-25-1 (http://training.fema.gov/Apply/). Submit completed application and supporting prerequisites via email to Beth.lewis@iowa.gov 3) Individuals applying for EMI classes will be required to register using the FEMA Student Identification
Course Dates:
5/21/2018   through   5/25/2018    -   (8:00 AM  to  5:00 PM)
Course Contact:
Beth Lewis (HSEMD)    -    visit our contact information page
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