27. Ohio EMA Courses

The good folks at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency have sent out a new course list through their county contacts.  While the ICS 300 and 400 Incident Command System courses are already full due to a backlog of applicants, many other courses that might be of value and interest are available.

Most Ohio EMA training costs are covered through government grants.  Housing may be covered if the attendee must travel in excess of forty-five miles each way to attend, and some host county agencies may kick in for lunches and snacks.  Be sure to study the details for your particular class offering prior to enrolling.  Your county emergency manager decides if you need this training, so contact him or her to initiate the enrollment process.

In August the Ohio EMA will host a four day Incident Command System Supply Unit Leader class and a four day ICS Resources Unit Leader class at the Ohio Emergency Operations Center near The Ohio State University Airport.

In September a three day Volunteers and Donations Management class will be held in Ashtabula County, and a three day Basic Public Information Officer class is scheduled in Fairfield County.

In October a three day Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) class will be conducted in Jackson County.

To investigate these and other Ohio EMA training opportunities, go to this web site to view the training calendar and catalog: http://www.ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx .