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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Training Opportunities

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) is pleased to present classes and 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 Location
09-20/21/22-21, 0800-1600 FEMA L-0102: Science of Disasters 

This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following: Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science. Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes. Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather. Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats. Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

FEMA Basic Academy (L0102): Science of Disaster Tickets, Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
09-23/24-21, 0800-1600 FEMA L-0103: Planning, Emergency Operations 

This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The course content includes Emergency Management Planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.

FEMA L0103: Planning Emergency Operations Tickets, Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
10-05/06/07-21, 0830-1630FEMA G-2300: Intermediate EOC Operations 

The E/L/G 2300 Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions is a three-day course with the goal of assisting individuals and jurisdictions who desire to develop or improve their Emergency Operation Centers (EOC). By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate, through activities and a Final Exam, the managerial and operational roles of the modern-day EOC as a NIMS Command and Coordination functional group operating within a Multiagency Coordination System (MACS). 

FEMA G-2300: Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions Course Tickets, Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
10-11-21, 1300-1400Bomb-Making Awareness Program (BMAP) 

BMAP is a counter-terrorism bombing prevention program, sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BMAP is designed to promote bomb-making materials (BMM) awareness and reporting of suspicious activity to prevent the intentional misuse of common consumer goods used to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Bomb-Making Awareness Program (BMAP) Tickets, Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

10-21-21, 0830-1630IEMA Principals of Emergency Management 

This one day course is designed to be a formal introduction to emergency management. The needs for an emergency management system and the importance of an integrated approach to managing emergencies are examined. Participants formulate the elements of an integrated teamwork system and devise specific actions for improving their own contributions to local emergency management teams. During the course, participants are exposed to the five basic concepts of emergency management: mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The role of the emergency manager and the impact they have on their community is discussed in great detail. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities and a final exam.

DuPage County OHSEM 
11-05-21, 0830-1630FEMA G-0191: ICS - Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface 

This course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface. The course provides an opportunity for participants to begin developing an interface between an Incident Management Team and EOC personnel.

FEMA G-191: ICS - Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface Course Tickets, Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
12-01/02-21, 1300-1700AWR-331: Winter Weather 

Winter storms can strike every state in the United States. It is important that every community be ready for the hazards associated with them. This course assists to provide emergency managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in winter weather science, forecasting, warning, and best practices in preparedness. The course enhances the ability of participants to identify and describe the hazards associated with winter weather and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and dangerously low temperatures. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the basics of winter weather science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness.

Virtual (NDPTC)
12-06/07-21, 0800-1600 FEMA L1466: HSEEP This is an intermediate-level course designed to describe the core principles and processes of HSEEP its standardized methodology, available resources, and practical skill development, which will assist in developing an HSEEP consistent exercise program. Target audience: Those involved in planning, program management, design and development, conduct, evacuation, and improvement planning of HSEEP consistent exercises. Course Goal: Understand the role of HSEEP in National Preparedness, and how HSEEP exercise principles and methodology support efforts across the whole community to improve our national capacity to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities. 

FEMA L0146: Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Tickets, Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
12-08/09/10-21, 0800-1600 FEMA L0105: Public Information Basics  To equip participants with the skills needed to be full or part-time PIOs, including oral and written communications; understanding and working with the media; and basic tools and techniques to perform effectively as a PIO, both in the proactive/ advocacy times and crisis/ emergency response. This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

FEMA L0105: Public Information Basics Tickets, Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

DuPage County OHSEM 
12-20/21-21, 0830-1630 FEMA ICS-400: Advanced ICS 

This course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function as part of an Area Command, Emergency Operations Center, or Multiagency Coordination System during a large, complex incident or event or those personnel who are or would likely be part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multiagency or Unified Command. 

Elmhurst PD  
01-28-22, 0830-1630IEMA: Leadership in Today's World 

This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, volunteer and other agency officials involved in emergency management who want to become more effective leaders. This newly revised one day course is designed to focus on the participant's ability to lead and influence others in the areas of emergency management by increasing their range of skills in such areas as conflict management, use of power and group dynamics. During the course each participant will have the opportunity to learn about themselves and their style of leadership through the administration of several standardized evaluation instruments. This course will review various leadership styles and how to influence others. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities. Replaces Leadership and Influence. Course powerpoint will be emailed to students ahead of time to either print out and bring with them or download to an electronic device. 

DuPage County OHSEM 
TBD FEMA G0290: Basic PIO This course will consider the value of communication before, during and after an incident. It will help PIOs identify critical audiences, both internal and external.TBD 
TBD FEMA G0289: PIO Awareness This course is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency.TBD