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Author Topic: What are the required FEMA courses for emergency workers?  (Read 14932 times)
KI4JGT
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« on: February 01, 2013, 11:52:52 PM »

It's been a while since I was involved with radio. In the few years which I was, there were required FEMA courses for emergency response personnel. They were ICS 100, 200 and NIMS 700, 800. I have ICS-100 and I believe 200 but they've changed the lettering. Each of the courses have letters appended to the end of the course identifier. Which are the required courses as of current and are my previous course credits compatible with current standards?
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K1CJS
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 07:18:38 AM »

Check with the agency/group you want to serve.  Different groups have different requirements.  It's been a while since I was involved with EmCom, and I really haven't kept up with current requirements.  Course credits?  Since the background and needs of EmCom are still evolving, you may not have any--if the courses you took are old enough, that is.
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N8EMR
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 10:12:21 AM »

Going to vary by agency. There are NONE required by ARES although many ares groups do have requirements.
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KI4JGT
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 06:50:54 AM »

What about RACES? Where can i get training for it?
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K1CJS
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 04:21:35 AM »

Same thing--check with the agency or group that you want to work with.  Since RACES is more tightly controlled, the only people worth talking to about it are the government public service people.
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AA4HA
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 04:42:42 AM »

It definitely will not hurt you to take all of the FEMA emcomm courses the most important one you can take is not in the course catalog. It will be the somewhat informal course that may take an evening or two of actually meeting with the EMA agency to integrate into their operations.

If you get a chance, drill with them too. Even if your role is minimal in their drill they will get used to seeing your face and you are more likely to find them willing to create a slot for you in their planning if they know you will show up and be flexible in assignments and duties.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 11:49:14 AM »

The required courses depend on what that person is doing.  For communications purposes (or the basics) '100', '200', and '700' are required courses.  They basically tell you how the system is structured, who does what and how.
As you move 'up' the chain of command there are more courses added to those basic ones.  (Terrible way of putting it, but basically true anyway.)  More 'specialized' positions require more knowledge so more courses.
 - 'Doc

(Ought'a be able to knock the basics out in 15 - 20 minutes.  And if you believe that, I got this beautiful boat for sale/sail!  You know?)
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N4MJG
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 08:35:41 PM »

I have 100 working to get 200 what EMA told me 100,200,700,800


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KC5SAS
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 10:45:42 PM »

IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 here.

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WD8DBY
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 12:54:42 PM »

Army MARS requires FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800.
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KB3SVJ
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 06:24:15 AM »

Hello:
I  didn't see  any  links   presented  so please feel  free to   visit our  Club's website; three  links  to  FEMA  courses 100, 200,and  700 are  listed.
http://www.fortarmstrongwireless.org/

The   official  FEMA  EMI Courses  are here http://training.fema.gov/EMICourses/

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