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Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response January 2020
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 2:42pm

 

Training Announcement: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER Ops) to be held at the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama January 26 - 31, 2020  

 

The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER Ops) is a four-day course which provides participants with the operations-level knowledge and skills needed to respond to incidents of natural- or human-caused disaster and to use appropriate protocols and equipment to achieve mission objectives. Participants are trained to assess problems and risks, plan for a team response, select equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the event, perform the required tasks according to the Environmental Health response protocol, and perform reporting and follow-up as instructed. The majority of the course is conducted through hands-on operational practice or response to simulated disaster events. Participants will address environmental health issues related to sewage contamination, emergency shelters, water contamination, mass feeding, environmental contamination,  general safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and building hazards.

 

The course is open to state, local, tribal, territorial responders and volunteer organizations.   All travel, food and lodging is free and provided by FEMA.   There is a fee for Federal Employee Responders. 

 

For more information, please visit the Center for Domestic Preparedness website https://cdp.dhs.gov/find-training/discipline/public-health.  This will be the first time the course will be available in several months so it may be wise to sign up early.