8. ICS and NIMS Training

Ohio District 3 ARES Program for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Every week Scott, N8SY, our ARRL Ohio Section Manager, sends out news to subscribers within the section.  And each time he asks Ohio ARES members to send him copies of completion certificates from FEMA Independent Study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
IS-100 and 200 explain the fundamentals of the Incident Command System, or ICS.  IS-700 gives the basics of the National Incident Management System, or NIMS.  And IS-800 lays out the National Response Framework.  All responders to emergencies and disasters are now expected to be familiar with this training.  This is a legal liability issue for any agency and individual placed in charge of such incidents.
On the Ohio Section ARES pages http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/default.html the section maintains a roster of ARES members who have sent copies of their certificates.  As of today roughly 65 District 3 ARES members have shared their training with him, mostly from Montgomery County.

Please go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register for a FEMA Student ID number, then to https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx to take this training.  Then email copies of the certificates to your county EC, your DEC w8lly@arrl.net and your Section Manager n8sy@n8sy.com .