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Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) & Incident Command Series -- Course 4


Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Fireside Inn & Suites
1777 Washington Street, just off Exit 75 off the Maine Turnpike
Auburn ‚ Maine

Description of Event:

Sponsored by the Maine Drinking Water Program

This series of courses consists of 4 individual courses. Participants can attend any or all of these based on their needs.

Goal of the series
The goal of the series is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform as a member of a emergency response team during an incident.

Course 1 -- WARN Responder Positions: This 6 hour course will cover the roles and responsibilities of the Requesting Utility Authorized Representative, the Mutual Aid/Assistance Manager, the Staging Area Manager and the Responding Utility Authorized Representative positions.

Course 2 -- Water Sector Planning Section Chief: This 6 hour course covers the roles and responsibilities of a Type IV Planning Section Chief.

Course 3 -- Water Sector Resource and Situation Unit Leaders: This 6 hour course covers the roles and responsibilities of a Type IV Resource Unit Leader and Situation Unit Leader.

Course 4 -- Water Sector Logistics Section Chief: This 6 hour course covers the roles and responsibilities of a Type IV Logistics Section Chief.

Detailed course descriptions are available on our website on Services Offered tab - Courses page at: http://lifesafetyspecialists.com

Prerequisites
Participants shall have completed ICS 700, 100 and 200. ICS 300 is recommended. Courses are available on FEMA's website at: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp

Who Should Attend?
WARN members and non-WARN agency Water and Wastewater System Managers and Supervisors.

Agency Approval
ME DWP: 6 TCH's
ME DEP: 6 TCH's

Class Time
Registration: 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Course Fee
Each course in the series is free for licensed Water Operators. There is a $75 registration fee per course for all others.

Register by phone or email to:
Life Safety Specialists, Inc.
207-744-0135
Email: raylss@megalink.net

Life Safety Specialists has adopted the 12 private secotr activities that support NIMS implementation.

The Issue
All emergencies are local and begin with the field response. Depending on the size of the emergency, all levels of response may not be needed every time the MEWARN is activated.

If the resource needs can be addressed by one utility calling another, that may be all that is needed.

In emergencies that affect more than one utility/locality, assistance from outside the area may then be needed.

Mutual aid/assistance provides support resources to help with this response when local capabilities are overwhelmed. Therefore, it is important for a utility to understand how to activate and use mutual aid/assistance.

This series is designed for utility management and reviews the roles of feld personnel in requesting, responding to and engaging mutual aid/assistance resources.

Plans are important and necessary, but responders need to be trained to perform the skills listed in those plans and checklists.

For more information, contact:

Raymond Lussier, Life Safety Specialists, Inc.
207-744-0135
raylss@megalink.net

 

 

 

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