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Required Course:

All members need to complete two basic introductory courses on the command system that is used in times of emergency. The courses can be taken online at your convenience. Once the course is completed and the quiz taken, a certificate is issued.  There are many courses available and some of the courses carry continuing education credits. The two required courses are ICS 100 and NIMS 700.

Free 6 hour online course on Psychological First Aid.  Gives you tools to help a child, a teen, an adult or a whole family when tragedy strikes.

Psychological First Aid


From University of Minnesota: 

Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health Simulation

In this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those decisions impact his or her area of expertise.

Zoonoses (Public Health Emergency Training Series)

This online module describes the types and transmission of zoonotic diseases, identifies zoonoses of public health significance, and outlines general principles and procedures for surveillance and emergency preparedness.

 POD- Points of Dispensing

 This training is designed to provide an overview and orientation to the general operations of a POD. It is intended to complement just-in-time training provided at the time of deployment. Public health staff and volunteers may find this training beneficial. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, which includes a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation.

Games and Simulations