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2017 ICS
300 & 400 
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Hazardous Materials Incident Response: ​Technician

May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2017, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
KCFD Training Academy, 5130 Deramus,
Kansas City, MO 64120
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This 80-hour course is designed to meet the competencies for Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazmat On-Scene Incident Commander as outlined in OSHA 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and the educational competencies referenced in 2013 NFPA 472, Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials.

Lecture, class participation and application exercises will be used to examine: chemistry and toxicology, hazards and risks, sources of assistance, personal protective equipment, health and safety, laws and regulations, incident command, monitoring techniques and equipment, evidence collection and implementation of response objectives. 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the state certification exam with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Train the Trainer Course

This course produces competent instructors for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training course. Selection Criteria: People who will serve as the Course Manager for the CERT Basic Training course and people who will be CERT Basic Training course instructors in any capacity.
Prerequisites: Must have a referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency. The CERT-sponsoring agency could be a local, regional or state government agency. Must have taken the 20 hour CERT Basic Training course.

Date: May 23-25, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Platte County Resource Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153

Enrollment Deadline: May 15, 2017
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Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training

Class Date: August 8-10, 2017
Sponsor(s): Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, MU FRTI, and the Platte County OEM 

The HSEEP Training Course incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP volumes. Throughout the course, participants will learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The HSEEP Training Course is an interactive course that allows participants to share personal lessons learned and best practices while gaining practical experience. In addition to the instructor-led course presentations, the course includes small group activities, videos, and group discussions.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites to attend are completion of the IS120.a (An Introduction to Exercises). The IS120.a is an online course and can be found at FEMA's training page.
Target Audience: Individuals involved in exercise programs or exercise design, development, conduct, control, evaluation, or improvement planning are encouraged to attend.

Location:  Platte County Resource Center

Class Limit:  30 Participants
Class Time:  8:00 am– 5:00 pm
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