G108 Community Mass Care Management Provided by Ohio Emergency Management Agency Field Operations, Training and Exercise Branch

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Course Description:

This Free Training course is intended to equip emergency management staff and voluntary agency  personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as effective mass care coordinators in a broad range of disaster situations. The course covers how to assess and size up mass care needs; how to plan for mass care; recruitment, training, and exercises for mass care personnel; and actions to take in short-term and long-term mass care operations (response and recovery).

The Community Mass Care Management course is designed to provide training to communities about mass care. By making more communities capable of planning for and managing mass care, professional mass care organizations like the Red Cross will find resources better organized and more abundant and communities will be more self-sufficient. Providing this training will increase mass care options at the community level and will result in greater readiness for population protection and higher quality management of mass care needs. The goal of the course is to equip emergency management staff and voluntary agency personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as effective Mass Care Coordinators in a broad range of disaster situations.

Course Dates: March 12 – 13, 2013
Application Deadline: March 5, 2013
Time of Course: Registration: 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Course time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Day 1
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Day 2

Location: Ohio Emergency Management Agency
2855 West Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment:

Students must register via the Ohio EMA Training website: http://ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx . Students experiencing difficulty enrolling should call Ohio EMA Training at (614)799-3824/3680 for assistance with registration. Course registration will generally close 10 working days prior to the course start date. You can check your enrollment/approval status via the Ohio EMA Training website:
http://ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx.

Ohio EMA will pay for your lodging if you are an Ohio resident; the agency only provides lodging for Ohio residents/students commuting 45 miles or more away from their home and office to the training location. The student is responsible for requesting lodging after receipt of approval notification. Meals, Per Diem, and mileage reimbursement are the responsibility of the student or their parent agency.  Please refer to the FY 2012/2013 Ohio EMA Training Catalog or website at http://ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx for additional information.

State Point of Contact:
Lisa Jones
Ohio EMA
State Training Officer
(614)799-3824
ljones@dps.state.oh.us

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