Emergency Operations (EOC) Role Specific Training

EOC/RST programs are those courses that address the needs of state and local officials assigned to duties related to the planning, staffing, and execution of EOC operations.

VDEM is pleased to offer a series of online courses for those who want to know more about emergency operations centers (EOC).  Each course provides an overview and basic orientation to the Emergency Operations Center, its various structures and functions, and a specific focus on areas of responsibility individuals assume during an EOC activation. There are four courses in the series:  The EOC Planning Section, The EOC Operations Section, The EOC Logistics Section and The EOC Finance and Administrative Section. Complete any or all of these online classes, they range in length from 45 minutes to one hour. Each course includes video interviews with local emergency management professionals from across the Commonwealth who share their stories and lessons learned from real world incidents and EOC activations. To enroll simply go to the VDEM Knowledge Center and search the course catalog for “EOC role specific” course.

Online Courses

VDEM – V0471 EOC Planning Section Orientation (Online)

This .75 hour online course provides a baseline orientation to the duties and responsibilities of an EOC Planning Section Chief. The course includes information gathered from interviews with local Virginia Emergency Managers, as well as lessons learned and best practices.

VDEM – V0472 EOC Operations Section Orientation (Online)

This .75 hour online course provides a baseline orientation to the duties and responsibilities of an EOC Operations Section Chief. The course includes information gathered from interviews with local Virginia Emergency Managers, as well as lessons learned and best practices.

VDEM – V0473 EOC Finance/Admin Section Orientation (Online)

This .75 hour online course provides a baseline orientation to the duties and responsibilities of an EOC Finance/Administrative Section Chief. The course includes information gathered from interviews with local Virginia Emergency Managers, as well as lessons learned and best practices.

VDEM – V0474 EOC Role Specific Logistics Section Orientation (Online)

This is approximately a one-hour online course that will provide a baseline orientation to typical EOC Logistics Section duties. It is designed to help the local Logistics Section interact more effectively with the Incident Commander or Commanders in the field, as well as the state EOC.

The information on organizational structures and best practices has been gathered from numerous sources, including local Virginia Logistics Section Chiefs. Nothing here is intended to be a “one size fits all” strategy. Rather, it is meant to provide an overview of typical EOC organizations and how the Logistics Section functions here in Virginia, as well as some best practices based on local experience. For you to successfully complete this program, you must complete the final assessment with a score of 70 percent or higher.

 

Classroom Courses

VDEM – V0475: EOC Role Specific Training – Planning Section (Classroom)

This one day course will discuss the duties and responsibilities of an EOC planning section, including how the planning section supports the Incident Commander in the field; the flow of information to and from the local planning section; and planning section organization and function best practices. The course will include a reality-based activity that will afford attendees an opportunity to practice the concepts contained within the course.

VDEM – V0476: EOC Role Specific Training – Operations Section (Classroom)

This one day course will discuss the duties and responsibilities of a typical EOC Operations Section within the Commonwealth of Virginia, including how the operations section supports the incident commander in the field; the flow of information to and from the local operations section; and operations section best practices. The course will include a reality-based activity that will afford attendees an opportunity to practice the concepts contained within the course.

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund