All courses are at the Prince William Government Complex
G290 – Public Information Officer
When: September 22-23, 2016 8:00am to 5:00pm
This two day course is designed for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO) and focuses on essential emergency PIO functions. The course will teach PIOs how to write a news release, conduct an on-camera interview and prepare awareness campaigns. The class is a prerequisite for the Advanced Public Information Course (E388) at the Emergency Management Institute. This is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) certification. Students MUST bring a laptop to class. Prerequisites: IS-29 – Public Information Officer Awareness Training.
G0386 – Mass Fatalities Incident Response
When: September 20-21, 2016 8:00am to 4:00pm
This 16 hour course prepares local, state, and private industry response personnel to effectively manage any incident that results in more fatalities than can be handled using local resources alone. Recommended prerequisites are IS-230.d -Fundamentals of Emergency Management and G191 – ICS/EOC Interface.
G0393 – Mitigation for Emergency Managers
When: September 19-21, 2016 8:00am to 5:00pm
Participants are required to bring a copy of their community’s mitigation plan to class, if available. If the jurisdiction does not have a mitigation plan, or the plan is incomplete, the participant should bring the community’s hazard analysis or any other parts of the plan that may be completed. The course is designed to enable the non-technical emergency worker to acquire skills in the use of mitigation. It provides training in how to perform mitigation activities fundamental to reducing and eliminating long-term risk from hazards. It also addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager (or other local government representative) in mitigation: motivator, coordinator, and monitor in local implementation of the National Mitigation Strategy. This is a required course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS).
Recommended prerequisite is IS-393.a – Introduction to Hazard Mitigation.
Registration: Participants should enroll in these sessions via the COVKC LMS. For Course Enrollment:
- For No Existing Account (for those who do not currently have a Knowledge Center account) http://www.vaemergency.gov/em-community/training/no-exist-acct
- For Existing Account (for those who do currently have a Knowledge Center account with any state agency) http://www.vaemergency.gov/em-community/training/lms-existing
NOTE: These courses are required for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series certificate https://training.fema.gov/programs/aps/.
Certifications of completion can be emailed to Candice Barnack firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 804-897-6556.
Need help or have questions about course enrollment? Call the LMS Help Desk: 804-897-9995, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30.
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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971