The United State Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MD, for the newly developed six-day course titled "Emergency Medical Services Incident Operations (P-147)."
The NFA will deliver this pilot offering from June 26-July 1, 2011, with students to arrive Saturday June 25 and depart Saturday July 2.
During this six-day course, EMS personnel/officers/supervisors will review ICS and study proper incident command techniques for management of medium to large incidents involving multiple sick or injured patients. Topics covered will include problem-solving and EMS functions within incident command, resource management, interagency and mutual aid, size up and strategy, tactics and action plans, EMS company operations, pre-incident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command.
Student Selection Criteria: Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial and early expanding EMS functions of an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents.
Class Size: 24
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.
Recommended prerequisite Course: Emergency Medical Services Functions in the Incident Command System (F/W166).
How to Apply:
Students must complete a FEMA General Admissions application (FEMA Form 119-25-1). An electronic application is available on our website at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/about/attend/apply.shtm.
Completed applications must be received by April 29, 2011 to: NETC Admissions Office, Building I, Room 216, 16825 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 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.
Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course. Attendance at the pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.