PA-PEMA: P820 Fundamentals of Incident Support
 Course ID: 1076011
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
(There is no cost to attend this course.)
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: PEMA Certificate v2 SEP 2016
Course Description: P820 Fundamentals of Incident Support
This is a 6 hour course

Course Description and Purpose
This one day course provides an overview of the PEMA incident support function, as well as foundational knowledge regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) in order to prepare PEMA personnel and State Agency Representatives (AREPs) to assume incident support positions in the CRCC.  This course builds on the concepts and principles covered in the PA Resource and Incident Support Manual (PRISM) Orientation. (Note that the course is scalable and modularized so that, if circumstances require it, the length can be adjusted and/or individual modules may be delivered independently or in a customized sequence.)

Course Goal and Objectives:
Using an interactive approach, the course will prepare PEMA employees and AREPs to assume incident support roles within the CRCC.

Course Objectives: 
 Identify the purpose of the CRCC in incident support.
 Describe the organizational structure of the CRCC.
 Identify key relationships between the CRCC, County EOCs, FEMA, and other partner organizations.
 Explain key concepts, activities, and tasks within the CRCC.
 Explain differences in environment, disaster history, and other factors that affect implementation/execution of the PRISM.

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course includes all PEMA employees and AREPs currently serving as incident support personnel or preparing for a role in the CRCC, as well as those identified as potential incident support personnel. The target audience will have varying levels of experience and familiarity with incident support, depending on the extent to which the duties they perform in their steady-state (blue sky) jobs translate to their roles and responsibilities in the CRCC.  (i.e., what divisions/groups are used to staff the CRCC) and their general familiarity with response/recovery operations.


Subject Area(s):
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions: Students must be at least 18 years of age to attend.
Sponsor: PEMA
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Description: PEMA TED
Name: Shawn McClearn
Phone: 717.651.2725
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User Reviews
(4 reviews)
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
March 16, 2018
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
March 15, 2018
Overall Impression Recommends this course: NO  
March 15, 2018
The class material was important, but it could have been taught in about 4 hours. The training started an hour after the scheduled start of 0800 and finished 90 minutes before the scheduled end of 1600. I can't overstate the frustration of having to wait an hour for the class to begin and the lack of concern for the delay. There was not even any attempt to notify participants scheduled for the same class held two days after this session. Hand outs were not coordinated with the delivery of the material and were at times not complete; requiring class to wait for additional copies to be made and distributed.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
March 15, 2018
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