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June 30, 2006

Emergency Management Office Announces NIMS Training Sessions

FULTON – The Oswego County Emergency Management Office will hold additional training sessions in July and August for emergency workers who need to comply with the new federal National Incident Management System (NIMS) training requirements.

All volunteers and workers responding to emergency situations must take ICS 100, Introduction to Incident Command System, and FEMA IS-700, NIMS: An Introduction, in order for their agency to receive federal grant funds.

Patricia Egan, director of the county Emergency Management Office, said the regulations affect first responders and disaster workers at all levels of government and the private sector. Oswego County municipalities are required to be compliant by Sept. 15.

To date, Egan said, many municipalities, first responders, school districts and other agencies with a role in emergency planning have taken advantage of the county’s assistance.

Openings are still available in the following NIMS training sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Oswego County BOCES, 179 Co. Rte. 64, Mexico
  • Wednesday, July 12, 6 – 9 p.m., Hastings Town Hall, 1134 U.S. Rte. 11, Central Square
  • Thursday, July 13, 6 – 9 p.m., Oswego Town Fire Department, 640 Co. Rte. 20, Town of Oswego
  • Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Williamstown Community Center, 2910 Co. Rte. 17, Williamstown
  • Wednesday, July 19, 6 – 9 p.m., Sandy Creek Town Hall, 1992 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek.

Pre-registration is required because class sizes are limited. To pre-register, call the Emergency Management Office, weekdays, at 591-9150 at least one week prior to the class date.

The NIMS system was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security to ensure that emergency workers across the U.S. receive consistent training in crisis management.

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