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Please read this: There will be temperature screenings for all attendees. Those with temperatures in excess of 100.3 degrees cannot be admitted. Please bring a cloth face-covering. Food and drink will not be served. Feel free to bring your own.
ICS and NIMS training remains a priority need in New Jersey. This 1/2 day ICS and NIMS workshop will help public works, water and wastewater utility employees better understand ICS, integrate with other first responders within an expanding ICS structure, and implement NIMS concepts and principles 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.
NIMS, or the National Incident Management System, is a consistent nationwide template that enables all government and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. NIMS requires all agencies to use ICS when responding to incidents. The ICS/NIMS training will cover • ICS basics • Unified and Area Command • The five principles of NIMS • Mutual Aid and Assistance.
Small, medium and large DPW, 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 NIMS is an important step for establishing utility mutual aid networks. Finally, FEMA IS-100a (Introductory ICS) and IS-700a (NIMS, An Introduction). Certifications will be available to all participants upon completion of an online completion of an FEMA.gov program. Explain the process and importance of registering with the New Jersey Emergency Essential Employee Program.
Date and Location:
April 29, 2021 - Mt. Olive Township Council Chambers, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Rd., Flanders (Morris County)
4.0 Training Contact Hours for NJ-Licensed Water/Wastewater Operators. TCH Course Number 04-042103-30
4.0 Hours toward license renewal for NJ Certified Public Works Managers: DLGS-NJWA-215 (1.0 Government, 3.0 Management)