September 21, 2007
Emergency Management Office Plans NIMS Training Oct. 3
The Oswego County Emergency Management Office will hold a training session Wednesday, Oct. 3, for emergency workers who need to comply with the 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 courses, in order for their agency to receive federal grant funds.
Patricia Egan, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said the regulations affect first responders and disaster workers at all levels of government and the private sector, including emergency medical services personnel, firefighters, hospital staff, law enforcement personnel, public health personnel, public works and utility personnel, support services, mayors and deputy mayors, town supervisors and their replacements, school administrators, and volunteers at all levels.
She encourages anyone interested to attend. People who are running for municipal elections this fall are also invited. Egan said most municipalities and first response organizations in Oswego County have taken advantage of the county's assistance.
The Oct. 3 training session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oswego County Emergency Operations Center in the county building at 200 N. Second St., Fulton. Pre-registration is required because class sizes are limited. To pre-register, call the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, weekdays, at 591-9150 by Sept. 26.
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.
For additional information about the training classes, call Egan at 591-9150. For additional information about the National Incident Management System, visit the NIMS Web site.
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