TDEM Training and Exercise Update March Issue

Texas Division of Emergency Management
Training and Exercise Update
Helping to prepare Texas’ emergency management community
March 2015
This Update provides information about emergency management training and exercise
opportunities. Training is provided by TDEM staff and instructors from state agencies and
consortium partners and is intended for local, regional and state emergency managers.
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Welcome Sabine Gumm, New Exercise Unit Supervisor
The Preparedness Section of TDEM welcomes the new
Exercise Unit Supervisor, Sabine Gumm.
Prior to joining TDEM, Sabine designed, developed and
implemented Kentucky’s Homeland Security Exercise and
Evaluation Program under the Kentucky Division of
Emergency Management and later the Kentucky Office of
Homeland Security and the State Fire Commission.
Mrs. Gumm started her emergency management career as
an Exercise Coordinator and eventually served as the
Director of the Kentucky Homeland Security Exercise and
Evaluation Program. Over the years she was able to assist
in improving preparedness efforts on the local, state and
federal level and improve response capabilities throughout
the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Sabine comes from a nursing background in Germany and holds a Bachelor Degree in
Psychology and Philosophy from Kentucky State University. She graduated from the Master
Exercise Practitioner Program in 2003 and the Emergency Management Academy in 2012,
both from the National Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Sabine has been involved with establishing multi- and cross-jurisdictional exercise planning
groups, developing statewide strategic goals, program implementation and evaluation,
multi-state operational exercises in addition to national level exercises and conferences.
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National Mass Care Exercise 2015: Regional Coordination Efforts
Left to right: Area Specialist Matthew Brown, with the American Red Cross; Captain Jay Webster
with Texas DPS; and Larry Shine, TDEM Mass Care Coordinator, at a Regional Coordination Meeting
in Garland, Texas on February 13, 2015.
In preparation for the National Mass Care Exercise: Critical Mass, in June 2015, the Texas
Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) continues leading planning efforts. TDEM’s
Exercise unit held meetings in DPS Region 1, in Garland with participants from Hurst,
Sherman and Tyler; and in Region 2 with members from Conroe, Lufkin and Beaumont to
decide the level of participation in the tabletop exercise of March 24, as well as the
functional exercise on June 2015.
On March 24, the tabletop exercise participants will work through a data collection which
involves identifying sheltering capacities from around the state. This will be done in
conjunction with local and state agencies, as well as the American Red Cross.
The overall purpose of the series of exercises leading to the June’s functional exercise is to
gather knowledge on how many individuals and families the local jurisdictions within Texas
can shelter. To achieve that goal, state and local teams have been refining procedures
related to sheltering.
Also, work is in progress to integrate FEMA’s National Exercise Division (NED) support into
the state’s planning efforts. TDEM will have the assistance of NED’s subject matter experts,
who will help with the development, conduct and evaluation of the functional exercise, the
National Mass Care Exercise: Critical Mass.
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Upcoming Training Opportunities
Please be aware that the dates of the classes listed below may be subject to change. We
recommend that you check often our website www.preparingtexas.org for the latest dates
and location information, or new additions to our training catalogue. Also you may want to visit
the website to find information about other topics related to Preparedness in our state.
If you would like to see a map with the DPS regions, please click here.
You can click on the course numbers listed below if you want to see a description of each
course.
Region 1
Course
Number
G-300
L-146
G-288
G-400
MGT-346
PER-240
O-305
SkyWarn
H-513
G-300
H-503
H-500
AWR-900
G-400
H-510
PER-211
G-290/
G289/
G291
MGT-317
H-505
H-503
Class Name
Location
Date
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
INDIRECT DELIVERY - Homeland Security
Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Basic Course
G-288 Donations Management Course
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
Emergency Operation Center (EOC)
Operations for All-Hazards Events
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder
Operations
All-Hazards Incident Management Team
SkyWarn Strom Spotter Training
NFPA 472 Response to Illicit Laboratory
Incidents (Pro-Board Certification)
Dallas
March 2-4, 2015
Kilgore
March 4-5, 2015
Desoto
Dallas
March 4-5, 2015
March 5-6, 2015
Bonham
March 10-12, 2015
Fort Worth
March 10-12, 2015
Dallas
Grapevine
Paris
March 16-20, 2015
March 23, 2015
March 23-24, 2015
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Confined Space
Rescue Levels I and II Training (Pro-Board
Certificates)
HazMat Technician - Texas Commission on
Fire Protection (TCFP) Certification
Framework for Healthcare Emergency
Management (FRAME) (Program TT)
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
NFPA 472 Air Monitoring and Sampling for
Hazardous Materials, Pro-Board Certification.
Medical Management of Chemical, Biological,
Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE)
Events
Basic Public Information Officer
Course(G290)/Public Information Officer
Awareness Course(G289)/JIS/JIC Planning for
Tribal, State, and Local PIOs(G291).
Disaster Management for Public Services
NFPA 472 Product Control Specialist (ProBoard Certification)
NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Confined Space
Rescue Levels I and II Training (Pro-Board
Mount
Pleasant
Greenville
March 23-25, 2015
Whitehouse
March 23-April 03,
2015
March 24-27, 2015
Arlington
March 23-27, 2015
Mount
Pleasant
Paris
March 25-26, 2015
Dallas
March 28-29, 2015
Arlington
March 31- April 2,
2015
Dallas
Paris
April 1-2, 2015
April 1-2, 2015
Greenville
April 13-17, 2015
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March 25-26, 2015
MGT-318
PER-275
G-318
G-608
G-386
PER-222
H-504
HAM
Certificates)
Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency
Response (LASER)
Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
Disaster Recovery Workshop
Mass Fatalities Incident Response
Public Safety WMD Response - Sampling
Techniques and Guidelines
NFPA 1005 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels
I and II Pro-Board Certification
HAM Technician License Course
Dallas
Dallas
April 15-16, 2015
April 23-24, 2015
Gainesville
NCTTRAC
Dallas
Paris
April 28-29,2015
May 5-7, 2015
May 5-7, 2015
May 11-13, 2015
Greenville
May 18-22, 2015
Grapevine
May 27-28, 2015
Region 2
Course
Number
E/L-954
Class Name
Location
Date
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Safety Officer
Course (SOFR)
Enhanced Incident Management/Unified
Command (EIMUC)
AHIMT Business Class
G-272 Warning Coordination
Rapid Needs Assessment
G-270.4 Recovery From Disaster: The
Local Government Role
G-288 Donations Management Course
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
NFPA 472 Incident Command System, ProBoard Certification
HURREVAC
Disaster Recovery Workshop
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
Mass Fatalities Incident Response
Flood Fight Operations
Managing Critical Incidents for Higher
Education Institutions: A Multidisciplinary
Community.
Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)
Secondary Screener Radiation Isotope
Identifier Device (SS/RIID)
Enhanced Incident Management/Unified
Command (EIMUC)
Hurricane Readiness for Coastal
Communities
Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in
Disasters
All-Hazards Incident Management Team
Beaumont
March 2-5, 2015
College
Station
Galveston
Pasadena
La Marque
La Marque
March 2-6, 2015
Beaumont
Houston
March 17-18, 2015
March 19-20, 2015
Angleton
March 21-22, 2015
Beaumont
Katy
La Marque
March 24, 2015
March 31,2015
April 6-9, 2015
Houston
Conroe
Pasadena
April 4-7, 2015
April 7-9, 2015
April 7-9, 2015
Baytown
Baytown
April 7, 2015
April 8-9, 2015
College
Station
Beaumont
April 14-17, 2015
Houston
April 15, 2015
Deer Park
H-509
NFPA 472 HazMat Transportation Specialist
- (Pro-Board Certification)
College
Station
April 27-May 1,
2015
April 27-May 1,
2015
MGT-310
Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard
Identification and Risk Assessment
Houston
April 28-29, 2015
MGT-314
S-260
G-272
G-557
G-270.4
G-288
G-400
H-502
G-324
G-608
G-300
G-386
G-361
MGT-361
PER-243
PER-245
MGT-314
G-363
G-489
O-305
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March
March
March
March
9-10, 2015
9-10, 2015
11, 2015
12-13, 2015
April 14-15, 2015
E/L-964
MGT-314
G-300
MGT-346
G290/G289/G291
AWR-213
MGT-414
G-200
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit
Leader (SITL) Course
Enhanced Incident Management/Unified
Command (EIMUC)
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
Emergency Operation Center (EOC)
Operations for All-Hazards Events
Basic Public Information Officer
Course(G290)/Public Information Officer
Awareness Course(G289)/JIS/JIC Planning
for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs(G291)
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
Awareness Course
Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
G-200 Texas Public Officials Workshop
Orange
May 4–7, 2015
College
Station
Houston
May 11-15, 2015
Katy
May 19-21, 2015
Beaumont
May 19-21, 2015
Freeport
May 20, 2015
Freeport
Beaumont
May 21, 2015
May 26, 2015
May 12-14, 2015
Region 3
Course
Number
G-317
T-624
G-310
Class Name
Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT) Course
How to Maximize Your Reimbursement
G-975
G-608
G-310 Hurricane Readiness for Inland
Communities
Standardized Awareness Training
Standardized Awareness Training
HazMat Emergency Response Technician
Emergency Planning for People with Access
and Functional Needs
Community
Emergency
Response
Team
(CERT) Course
G-202 Debris Management
Bioterrorism: Mass Prophylaxis Preparedness
and Planning
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
ICS-400:
Advanced
Incident
Command
System, Command and General Staff
HazMat Technician - Texas Commission on
Fire Protection (TCFP) Certification
EOC Operations and ICS Interface
Disaster Recovery Workshop
G-318
G-318
G-366
G-318
Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
AWR-160
AWR-160
H-301
T-197
G-317
G-202
MGT-319
G-300
G-400
H-500
Location
Date
Laredo
March 9-11, 2015
Corpus
Christi
Alice
March 10, 2015
Hebbronville
Laredo
Eagle Pass
Corpus
Christi
Laredo
March
March
March
March
March 12, 2015
13, 2015
14, 2015
16-20, 2015
18-19, 2015
Alice
Edinburg
March 21- April 4,
2015
April 6-9, 2015
April 7-8, 2015
Laredo
April 7-9, 2015
Laredo
April 9-10, 2015
Harlingen
April 13-25, 2015
Del Rio
Corpus
Christi
Brackettville
Gainesville
Bandera
Kingsville
April 14-16, 2015
April 14, 2015
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April 15-16, 2015
April 28-29, 2015
April 30, 2015
May 12-13, 2015
Region 4
Course
Number
H-501
H-301
T-615
H-301
G-300
T-420
G-400
L-548
L-550
Class Name
NFPA 472 HazMat Technician - Pro-Board
Certification
HazMat Emergency Response Technician
Orientation to Disaster District Emergency
Operations
HazMat Emergency Response Technician
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command
System for Expanding Incidents
Shelter Operations Course
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Program Manager Train-the-Trainer
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Train-theTrainer
Location
Date
Midland
March 9-13, 2015
El Paso
Abilene
March 9-13, 2015
March 16, 2015
Eagle Pass
Abilene
March 16-20, 2015
March 24-26, 2015
El Paso
March 25, 2015
April 14-15, 2015
Abilene
Odessa
May 4-5, 2015
Odessa
May 6-8, 2015
Region 5
Course
Number
L-146
G-400
G-200
T-615
G-975
PER-229
G-489
Class Name
INDIRECT DELIVERY - Homeland Security
Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Basic Course
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
G-200 Texas Public Officials Workshop
Orientation to Disaster District Emergency
Operations
EOC Operations and ICS Interface
Introduction to the Computer-Aided
Management of Emergency Operations
(CAMEO) Suite
Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in
Disasters
Location
Date
Kilgore
March 4-5, 2015
Wichita Falls
March 10-11, 2015
Wichita Falls
Abilene
March 15, 2015
March 16,2015
Kilgore
Vernon
March 23-25, 2015
April 21 -23, 2015
Wichita Falls
May 5, 2015
Region 6
Course
Number
MGT-319
G-400
PER-212
L-548
T-600
G-300
L-550
Class Name
Bioterrorism: Mass Prophylaxis
Preparedness and Planning
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
Operational Level Response to
HazMat/WMD Incidents
Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Program Manager Train-the-Trainer
Course
Disaster Accounting 101 - Basic Course
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident
Command System for Expanding
Incidents
Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Train-the-Trainer
Location
Date
San Marcos
March 3-4, 2015
San Antonio
March 3-11, 2015
San Antonio
March 6-8, 2015
Austin
March 9-10, 2015
Sherman
San Antonio
March 10-11, 2015
March 10-12, 2015
Austin
March 11-13, 2015
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E/L-958
PER-221
G290/G289/G291
G-400
G-300
H-302
G-265
G-703
G-620
G-400
E/L-967
G-366
H-302
G-386
G-300
H-302
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Operations Section
Chief (OSC) Course
WMD Tactical Operations
Basic Public Information Officer
Course(G290)/Public Information Officer
Awareness Course(G289)/JIS/JIC
Planning for Tribal, State, and Local
PIOs(G291)
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident
Command System for Expanding
Incidents
HazMat Refresher Training
G-265 Basic Instructional Skills Course
Resource Management
Texas Disaster Recovery Course
ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command
System, Command and General Staff
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section
Chief (LSC) Course
Planning for the Needs of Children in
Disasters
HazMat Refresher Training
Mass Fatalities Incident Response
ICS-300: Intermediate Incident
Command System for Expanding
Incidents
HazMat Refresher Training
Austin
March 23-26, 2015
Round Rock
Sherman
March 23-27, 2015
March 24-26, 2015
Austin
March 28-29, 2015
San Antonio
April 7-15, 2015
Brenham
Austin
New Braunfels
Austin
San Antonio
April
April
April
April
April
Austin
April 27- May 1,
2015
April 30, 2015
Bandera
San Marcos
San Antonio
Georgetown
San Marcos
17, 2015
21-24, 2015
21-23, 2015
21-22, 2015
21-22, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 6-8, 2015
May 11-12, 2015
May 13, 2015
TDEM Adds Video Team in Support of Training
According to YouTube, one of the internet’s primary video sharing services, the website has
over a billion users. While this number may not surprise those that use the service, it may
be outrageous to others who do not. The explanation for this phenomenon is simple: video
is engaging, encourages collaboration and is sometimes far more interesting than words on
a piece of paper. TDEM is exploring this philosophy in several different ways as it relates to
training. Ben Patterson, one of the Preparedness Section Administrators for TDEM says,
“What’s more interesting to most people, reading through a 250 –page National Incident
Management System (NIMS) publication or watching a video that addresses the same
information? Video is definitely more engaging.”
Shortly before the 2014 Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio, TDEM
began assembling both staff and equipment to further enhance TDEM’s training capabilities
as it related to video support. Since the initial start of the team, production has ranged
from onsite location videos for classroom training to terrorism awareness videos for the
state capital. Anna Tangredi, Voluntary Agency Liaison with the TDEM, participated in the
production of two videos that related to donations management as well as a food bank
donation processes. Tangredi says, “What used to take hours in coordination and having
students travel to an onsite location can now be done very quickly and effortlessly.”
Another recent example of video support occurred in January where they assisted in
supporting a video-based seminar for state mass care stakeholders in preparation for this
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year’s National Mass Care Exercise. Not only did participants watch the contents of a
PowerPoint presentation, but they also watched the speakers covering the presentation.
The mission of the video team is to support the efforts of TDEM staff in training endeavors
internally or externally. If a message can be communicated better through a
comprehensive video than other current means, TDEM wants to do it. TDEM would like to
hear from stakeholders on ideas for current or possible issues that could be better explained
in video format. Ideas for submissions can be sent to [email protected] .
Preparedness Section - Training, Exercise and Hazards Team
Training Unit
Hazards Unit
Exercise Unit
Chuck Phinney
Preparedness State Coordinator
512-424-5353
Ben Patterson
Section Administrator
512-424-2445
Lana Johnson
Administrative Assistant
512-424-2196
Ana Gutierrez
Project Management Assistant
512-424-7823
Stefani Spandau
Video Specialist
512-424-2778
Peter Hull
Video Specialist
512-424-2785
Vera Hughes
Unit Supervisor
512-424-2197
Paul Hahn
State Training Point Of Contact
512-424-2039
Rejena Williams
Training Assistant
512-424-2093
Don Loucks
Training Officer
512-424-5985
Clarence Barrientes
Training Assistant
512-424-7844
Gabriela Stermolle
Unit Supervisor
512-424-5989
Sharrel Banks
Hazmat Training Specialist
512-424-2844
Joshua Bryant
AIP/PANTEX Planner
512-424-2589
Jason Johnson
WIPP Planner
512-424-2598
Dee Dee Waldo
AIP/PANTEX Planner
806-477-5783
Sabine Gumm
Unit Supervisor
512-424-2447
Esther Corwin
Exercise Officer
512-424-2198
James Kelley
Exercise Officer
512-424-5347
Texas Division of Emergency Management — Preparedness Section
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