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.
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.
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.