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PER 294 Testing an Emergency Operations Plan in a Rural EOC

Course Description

This eight-hour performance-level course has been designed with a proactive approach to testing rural communities’ Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment. In the process, the course provides relevant and valuable training to elected officials, EOC personnel, and rural community leaders representing both public and private sector entities. Throughout the training session, participants are provided with opportunities to exchange perceptions and best practices while interacting with participants from responder organizations, public and private sectors organizations, as well as with other EOC personnel working at regional and state levels. The emphasis of this course is a performance-oriented exercise which allows course participants to replicate the roles of various EOC personnel in an effort to test their community’s EOP. In the event that the community receiving the training does not have a written EOP, participants will be provided with a model EOP written for a rural county in the fictitious state of Columbia. Register for a class by selecting a class date from the Training Schedule, click on the Registration link above the course description to access a registration form for that class. Request a new class to be scheduled in your area by submitting a Request a Course form.    

Course Prerequisites

*Participant must be a U.S. citizen MGT 383 – Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions IS 100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) IS 200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents IS 235 – Emergency Planning IS 700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS 701 – NIMS Multi-Agency Coordination Systems IS 800 – The National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction


Emergency ManagementEmergency Medical ServicesFire ServiceGovernmental AdministrativeHealthcareLaw EnforcementPublic HealthPublic Safety CommunicationsPublic Works

Core Capabilities

Critical TransportationInfrastructure SystemsMass Care ServicesOperational CommunicationsOperations CoordinationPhysical Protective MeasuresPlanningPublic Information and WarningSituational Assessment