Pilot Recruitment for New EMS Course

The United States Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed two-day course Emergency Medical Services: Functions in Incident Command System (P-166).

The National Fire Academy (NFA) will be delivering this pilot offering August 21-22, 2010. Students will arrive Friday August 20 and depart Sunday August 22, 2010.  Stipends are not available for this offering and transportation costs are the responsibility of the student.  Housing will be provided on the NETC Campus.

Course Description:  Students will practice use of the Incident Command System in coordination with other public safety responders.  As a follow-up to ICS-100 and ICS-200 training, this course will present scenarios requiring responders to structure their EMS resources within the guidance of NIMS ICS, as appropriate to the needs of the different incident types.  Through simulation and role-playing, students will demonstrate the implementation of EMS components in an ICS system at medium- or large-sized incidents.

Target Audience:  Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial EMS functions of an Incident Command System at medium- or large-sized incidents.

Class Size:  22

Length:  2 days

Prerequisites:  ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

How to Apply:

·         Students must complete a FEMA General Admissions application (From 75-5).  An electronic application is available on our website at:  http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/about/attend/apply.shtm

·         Completed applications must be postmarked by July 14, 2010 to:

NETC Admissions Office
Building I, Room 216
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

·         Completed applications may also be faxed to the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1441.

·         Applicants should not make plans to attend this pilot course until notified in writing by the Admissions Office.

·         Application deadline July 14, 2010


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