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NOAA-Specific Incident Command System Training in Silver Spring

JANUARY 17, 2020 — This week in Silver Spring, Maryland OR&R’s Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) held a 3-day NOAA-specific Incident Command System 300 (ICS 300) Level Training.

Class participants.
Group photo of Incident Command System 300 course participants. Image credit: NOAA.

This ICS 300 course is adapted from the traditional FEMA course meeting all certificate requirements and providing an in-depth focus on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). However, this tailored ICS 300 course provides an NOAA-centric perspective that includes key information as to NOAA’s authorities and responsibilities relative to preparedness, emergency response, resilience, and recovery activities for major man-made incidents and natural disasters. 

The ICS 300 course was taught by the Gulf of Mexico’s Disaster Response Center Director, Charlie Henry; former NOAA Corps Officer and Genwest contractor, John Murphy; DPP’s Exercise Coordinator, Katie Krushinski; and DPP’s Emergency Planning Specialist, Alyson Finn. This first course of FY20 included 24 participants from several NOAA Line and Staff Offices. Two additional courses for this fiscal year are planned for Honolulu, Hawaii in March and Jacksonville, Florida, in July.

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Last updated Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54pm PDT