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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Training Opportunities

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) is please to present classes/trainings from various organizations in a convenient layout.  Please note that some of these classes are hosted by organizations other than OHSEM and those partners are responsible for their own registration processes and class seats.  Please register for classes by clicking the link below the Course Title header. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the proper contact. Each hosting agency has a point of contact for all questions, concerns, and comments, often located on the registration page.  Course status will be updated regularly for OHSEM classes. 

Course status for classes hosted by another agency will be reflected on the agency's corresponding registration page.

Visit our Additional Training Websites page for other options.  

Course Date & Time Course Title Course Description Hosting Agency Location Course Status
Saturdays, Tuesdays, and ThursdaysDuPage Spotter Classes

This free 2-hour class is open to anyone interested in learning about severe storm and tornado spotting.

Saturdays (9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.)
1. February 22, 2020
2. March 21, 2020
3. April 18, 2020
Tuesdays (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) 
1. April 7, 2020
2. April 21, 2020
Thursdays (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) 
1. March 19, 2020
2. April 2, 2020

OHSEM 418 N. County Farm Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187 


Tue-Thur, Feb. 11-13

*8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Tue (2/11/20) - class will start at 1:00 p.m.

 ICS 300

Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.  Includes the ICS forms course.

Prereqs include: ICS-100.c, ICS-200.c, ICS-700.b, and ICS-800.c

OHSEM 418 N County Farm Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187


Fri, Feb 14

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

MGT-460This eight-hour management-level course is designed to enable participants to identify debris management components and the best planning practices using existing plan examples and case studies. Participants will also draft an outline of a debris management plan. MGT-460 Planning for Disaster Debris Management provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create pre-disaster debris management plans for their own communities.  NDPTC418 N County Farm Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187 


Wed-Thur, Feb 19-20


Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness ReviewThis course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific capability targets, assessing current levels of capability in comparison to those targets, identifying capability gaps and subsequent strategies to close those gaps. TEEX

3770 McCoy Dr, 

Aurora, IL 60504 


Tue, March 17

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Tornado Awareness (AWR-326)This awareness level course helps participants to better understand the basics of tornado science, the weather forecasting process, and the tornado warning process.  NDPTC418 N County Farm Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187 


Tue. March 24 - Wed. March 25

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MGT-319The MGT-319 Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response course is a guide for local health officials and their partners to coordinate plans to provide mass distribution of medical countermeasures in response to a large-scale public health incident. This course focuses on planning considerations, recommendation to achieve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) 48-hour standard for Mass Prophylaxis, and the local community’s Mass Prophylaxis and Point of Dispensing (POD) site preparedness. The course material is applicable to pandemic influenza, bio-terrorism, and other public health emergencies. TEEX 418 N. County Farm Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187 


Tue-Thur, April 21-23


Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions

In this course you will formulate plans to prepare your campus for a wide array of threats and hazards and receive hands on training to reinforce your role in disaster response.

Class has room for 50 participants but will need 28 to hold the course.


University Banquet Hall 407 S. Calumet Ave.

Aurora, IL 60506