Water sector-specific ICS and NRF training remains a priority need in New Jersey. This 1-day ICS and NRF workshop will help water and wastewater utilities to better understand ICS, integrate with other first responders within an expanding ICS structure, and the NRF and the US EPA's role within the NRF in support of Emergency Support Function (ESF) #3, Public Works and Engineering that will help utilities provide mutual aid and assistance to one another.
ICS, or the Incident Command System, is a standardized, on-scene, all hazard incident management concept. ICS allows its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure to match the complexities and demands of single or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.
NRF, or the National Framework, presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. The NRF establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response.
Small, medium and large water and wastewater service providers are considered first responders and should attend this training.
First, it is vital to understand ICS, as this incident management system is the national standard for responding to any incident anywhere in the U.S. Second, using ICS is required by NIMS. Third, understanding NRF is an important step for understanding the unified national response to disasters and emergencies. Finally, FEMA IS-200.b (ICS for Single Resources and Incident Action Incidents) and IS-800.B (National Response Framework, An Introduction) certifications will be available to all participants.
Carl Simons is an Emergency Response Manager with the Horsley Witten Group. He has expertise and a great depth of experience in conducting ICS and NIMS training for the water sector as well as developing and conducting water-based emergency response exercises. Overall, he has more than twenty years' experience in incident management and emergency response gained through a successful career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and as an All-hazards Planner with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Will Keefer is an Emergency Response Planner with the Horsley Witten Group responsible for conducting NIMS trainings as well as developing and conducting tabletop exercises for the water sector. Overall, he has eight years of experience that includes drinking water quality, environmental regulatory compliance, asset management/planning, and system health monitoring gained through work in the United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
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