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HAZWOPER FRA/FRO/FRO-Refresher

Day 1

Is entire HAZWOPER First Responder-Awareness Course and Day 1 of HAZWOPER First Responder-Operations Course.

Day 2

Is completion of 16-hour HAZWOPER First Responder-Operations and 8-hour HAZWOPER First Responder-Operations Refresher Course.

Day 3

Is completion of 24-hour HAZWOPER First Responder-Operations course. On a case-by-case basis, this can also serve as an 8-hour HAZWOPER First Responder-Operations Refresher Course.

2019 HAZWOPER FRA/FRA/FRO-Refresher Schedule Recommendations: *
Date Location
January 15-17 Houston
February 12-14 Houston
April 16-17 Houston
May 14-16 Houston

For HAZWOPER On-Scene Incident Commander…

A. Attendees must be current on HAZWOPER FRO.
B. Course is 24 hours in length

HAZWOPER On-Scene Incident Commander Schedule Recommendations: *
Date Location
March 19-21 Houston
July 1-3 Houston
* Cancellation Policy:
Due to the cost of course materials and travel arrangements, no cancellations requesting a refund are permitted within seven days of the course. However, you may reschedule to a new course within six months.

National Incident Management System

ICS-700/100/200/201 and NRF Overview (IS-800): Introductory / Basic NIMS ICS / ICS Forms / National Response Framework — 8 hours

Introduction to the National Incident Management System, overview and basic Incident Command System Concepts including common terminology, span of control, management by objectives, resource management, and NIMS ICS forms.  Includes overview of the National Response Framework.

Prerequisites:  None Class Size—up to 50.  1 Instructor.

ICS-300: Intermediate NIMS ICS for Expanding Incidents — 16 hours

Comprehensive overview of the Planning Process, including specifics on managing all meetings within the process. Reviews development of Incident Action Plan and relationships between all ICS forms that make up the plan. Discusses modifications and changes to the plan and how to best communicate these to field personnel. Includes a 4-hour functional exercise designed to meet client exercise requirements.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/201/700/800 or equivalent. Class Size—up to 32. 2 Instructors.

ICS-400: Advanced NIMS ICS for Command & General Staffs — 8 hours

Overview of means to expand incidents up to and including Area Command. Discusses roles of Multi-Agency Coordinating Systems and the Multi-Agency Coordinating Group.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300. Class Size—up to 50.  2 Instructors.

ICS-401: NIMS ICS for Executives/Senior Officials Workshop — 4 hours

Overview of the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework for executives and Agency Administrators. Includes question and answer session with experienced incident commanders.

Prerequisites:  None. Class Size—up to 24.  2 Instructors.

National Incident Management System
(Position-Specific Courses/Seminars)

ICS-210: Initial Incident Commander — 8 hours

Initial Incident Commander Training for those persons who may be assigned duties as a Type-4/5 Incident Commander. Focus on initial assessment/size-up, establishment of priorities, tasking of initial resources, basics of Unified Command, and development of an ICS-201.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/201/700/800 (or equivalent) and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 24.  2 Instructors

ICS-239: Task Force/Strike Team Leader — 8 hours

Comprehensive overview of roles and responsibilities. Resource management overview.  How to interpret ICS-204 and provide timely feedback.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/201/700/800 (or equivalent) and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size–32.   1 Instructor.  

ICS-240: Planning Section Member — 8 hours

Training for Status/Check-in Recorders, Field Observers, and Display Processors serving within a Planning Section. Review of roles and responsibilities and tools used within the Incident Command Post, especially as they relate to development of a Common Operational Picture.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/201/700/800 (or equivalent) and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Awareness. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor.

ICS-251: Logistics Section Member — 16 hours

Training for personnel serving within a Logistics Section, including Radio Operators, Incident Communications Center Manager, IT Customer Service Manager, IT Help Desk personnel, Responder Rehabilitation Specialists, Ordering Manager, Receiving and Distribution Manager, Base Manager, Camp manager, Billeting Manager, Security Manager, Equipment Manager, and Transportation Coordinator. Review of roles and responsibilities and tools used within the Incident Command Post.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/700/800 (or equivalent). Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

ICS-310/ICS-310S: Intermediate Incident Commander — 24 hours/12 hours

Designed to meet the training requirements for designation as a Type-3 Incident Commander and is consistent with 29CFR1910.120(q) and NFPA-472 training requirements for designation as Hazardous Materials On-Scene Commander.  Focus is on developing an expanding incident, development of strategies and tactics, assignment of personnel to meet incident needs, and basic interagency coordination.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-210, qualification as a Type-4/5 Incident Commander, qualification as Type-3 Section Chief (any Section), and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

ICS-311: Agency Representative — 4 hours

Reviews roles and responsibilities, including reporting relationships within the Incident Management Team.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/700/800 (or equivalent), ICS-300, and possess ability to discuss/describe agency roles, responsibilities, capabilities and limitations, and jurisdictional area of response. Class Size—up to 36.  1 Instructor.

ICS-331: Staging Area Manager — 8 hours

Reviews roles, responsibilities, reporting relationships within the Incident Management Team, resource management principles and reporting requirements.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/700/800 (or equivalent) and ICS-300. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor.

ICS-339A: Division/Group Supervisor — 8 hours

Comprehensive overview of roles and responsibilities. Resource management overview.  How to interpret ICS-204 and provide timely feedback.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-239, and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor. 

ICS-339B: Operations Branch Director — 8 hours

Comprehensive overview of roles and responsibilities. Resource management overview.  How to interpret ICS-204 and provide timely feedback to supervisor.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-339A, and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 32.  1 Instructor.

ICS-346/347/348/349: Planning Unit Leader — 32 hours

Designed to train personnel to serve as Situation Unit Leader, Resource Unit Leader, Demobilization Unit Leader, and Documentation Unit Leader within a Planning Section. Comprehensive review of roles and responsibilities and tools used within the Incident Command Post, especially as they relate to development and management of the Common Operational Picture.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300 and ICS-240. Class Size—up to 24.  2 Instructors.

ICS-351: Logistics and Finance/Admin Unit Leader — 32 hours

Provides baseline training for personnel who will be assigned as Unit Leaders within the Logistics (except Communications) or Finance and Administration Sections. Comprehensive review of roles and responsibilities and tools used within the Incident Command Post.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300. Class Size—up to 24. 2 Instructors.

ICS-358: Communications Unit Leader Course — 32 hours

Designed to prepare participants to serve as Communications Unit Leader on a Type-3 incident. Comprehensive review of roles and responsibilities of all personnel assigned to the Communications Unit. Covers methods to organize and staff unit, obtain and track support equipment, and provide maintenance support. Can be tailored to meet specific needs of client (may require some client support based on equipment specifics).

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300 and ICS-351. Class Size—up to 24. 2 Instructors.

ICS-410/ICS-410S: Advanced Incident Commander — 32 hours/16 hours

Designed to meet the training requirements for designation as a Type-1/2 Incident Commander. Focus is on complex incident management, strategic oversight, critical resource coordination, media management, and advanced interagency coordination.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-400, ICS-310, qualification as a Type-3 Incident Commander, and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 24. 3 Instructors.

ICS-411: Liaison Officer — 8 hours

Reviews roles and responsibilities of Liaison Officer and Agency Representative. Discusses staff supervision, information exchange, planning process requirements associated with the position and interaction with incident and non-incident personnel. Discusses interagency agreements, including Emergency Management Assistance Compacts, Memorandums of Agreement/Understanding, and mutual aid.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-311, and possess ability to discuss/describe agency roles, responsibilities, capabilities and limitations, and jurisdictional area of response. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

ICS-413/ICS-413S: Safety Officer — 32 hours/16 hours

Focuses on the key roles and responsibilities of the Safety Officer, including development of an effective Site Safety Plan. Discusses interaction with all members of the Command and General Staffs, field personnel, VIPs, citizens, and the media. Reviews assignment and employment of Assistant Safety Officers. Discusses briefings and Just-in-Time Training.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, HM-200 (or equivalent) and possess poise and confidence to discuss/describe safety-related activities of an incident or event with personnel involved in the response. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

ICS-430/ICS-430S: Operations Section Chief — 24 hours/12 hours

Discusses key roles and responsibilities, including management of the Tactics Meeting, resource management, modification of the incident action plan, interagency coordination, around-the-clock operations, and demobilization.


Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-339 or ICS-339B, HM-200 (or equivalent), and qualification as a Division/Group Supervisor or Operations Branch Director. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

ICS-440/ICS-440S: Planning Section Chief — 36 hours/16 hours

Discusses critical roles and responsibilities, including management of the Planning Process throughout the incident, coordination with other Command and General Staff members, development and sharing of a common operational picture to support ongoing activities, development of supporting plans, documentation of activities, and demobilization.
Course Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of the Position Task Book
  • Identify PSC roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify an appropriate leadership approach to given situations.
  • Explain the incident action planning process.
  • Describe the coordination of meeting schedules.
  • Identify the Planning Section roles, responsibilities, and functions.
  • Determine Planning Section needs specific to an incident.
  • Identify Planning Section forms responsibilities.
  • Describe the various plans produced by the Planning Section.
  • Demonstrate the facilitation of the Unified Command Incident Objectives Meeting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge for organizing and establishing a high-performance Planning Section.
  • Demonstrate the ability to display and maintain the Common Operational Picture in a manner to support effective decision making.
  • Explain the process for maintaining quality assurance within the Planning Section.
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate work.
  • Explain the key factors to facilitating the Command and General Staff Meeting.
  • Describe the difference between formal and informal communications.
  • Identify interactions within the Planning Section.
  • Identify interactions external to the Planning Section.
  • Describe operations planning during an incident.
  • Demonstrate the Planning Section Chief’s role in the various meetings and briefings of the planning process. Explain how changes are made to the Incident Action Plan (IAP) by the Planning Section.
  • Establish an After-Action Report (AAR) and lessons learned process.
  • List the components of the final documentation package.
  • Prepare for an agency executive debriefing.
  • Recognize other reports and narratives that may be required.

Course is 36 hours in length while Seminar is 16 hours in length.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-346/347/348/349, HM-200 (or equivalent), and qualification as a Planning Section Unit Leader. Class Size—up to 24.  2-3 Instructors.

ICS-450/ICS-450S Logistics Section Chief — 36/16 hours

Reviews roles and responsibilities, including developing an effective service and support system to sustain ongoing operations. Highlights interaction with other members of the Command and General Staff as well as logistical planning factors to facilitate success.
Course Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of the Position Task Book
  • Identify LSC roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify an appropriate leadership approach to given situations.
  • Identify the Logistics Section roles, responsibilities, and functions.
  • Demonstrate the Logistics Section Chief’s role in the various meetings and briefings of the planning process.
  • Determine Logistics Section needs specific to an incident.
  • Identify Logistics Section forms responsibilities.
  • Describe the various plans produced by the Logistics Section.
  • Describe the difference between formal and informal communications.
  • Identify interactions within the Logistics Section.
  • Identify interactions external to the Logistics Section.
  • Describe logistical planning during an incident.
  • Define the Logistics mission and organizational complexities in a large-scale incident and describe the role of the Logistics Section Chief.
  • Explain the processes and procedures for assessing and addressing logistical needs for an incident.
  • Describe the requirements for managing the Logistics Section during initial response.
  • Describe the strategies for managing resources to support disaster operations in the field. Describe the necessary information to establish a Joint Field Office (JFO) and associated facilities.
  • Describe the additional/expanded management requirements of the support and service functions in larger-scale operations (as they apply to Type II) of the Logistics Section.
  • Describe how to staff, manage, and measure performance in the Logistics Section.
  • Describe effective leadership techniques essential to the Logistics Section Chief.
  • Define the financial responsibilities of the Logistics Section Chief on a large-scale incident.
  • Identify the processes and procedures for coordinating, communicating, and reporting information.
  • Describe the closeout procedures for the Logistics Section.

Course is 36 hours in length while Seminar is 16 hours in length.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-300, ICS-351, and qualification as a Logistics Section Unit Leader. Class Size—up to 24.  3 Instructors.

National Incident Management System
(Team Training)

ICS-320: Basic Incident Management Team — 24 Hours

Type-3 Incident Management Team (single agency) training. Includes exercise designed to meet client needs and/or regulatory requirements. Maximum of 24 single agency participants.

Prerequisite:  ICS-300 and assigned to a position on an incident management team. Class Size—up to 24. 2 Instructors.

ICS-420: Intermediate Incident Management Team — 32 hours

Type-3 Incident Management Team (multiple agency) training. Includes exercise designed to meet client needs and/or regulatory requirements. Maximum of 42 interagency participants.

Prerequisite:  Completion of ICS-320 and qualified in assigned position and assigned to an incident management team. Class Size—up to 42. 4 Instructors.

ICS-520: Advanced Incident Management Team — 32 hours

Type-1/2 Incident Management Team (multiple agency) training. Includes exercise designed to meet client needs and/or regulatory requirements. Maximum of 42 interagency participants.

Completion of ICS-420 and qualified in assigned position and assigned to an incident management team. Class Size—up to 42. 4 Instructors.

ICS-620: Area Command Team — 24 hours

Type-1/2 Area Command Team (multiple agency) training. Includes exercise designed to meet client needs and/or regulatory requirements. Maximum of 42 interagency participants.

Completion of ICS-520 and qualified in assigned position and assigned to an incident management team. Class Size—up to 42. 4 Instructors.

Hazardous Materials Response Training

HM-100: Hazardous Materials First Responder-Awareness — 8 hours

An initial level course designed for personnel who may witness an actual or potential hazardous materials incident, initiate notifications, and conduct initial actions to isolate the area and deny entry in accordance with guidance in the current Emergency Response Guidebook. Can be readily tailored to meet client needs.  Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q).

Prerequisites:  None. Class Size—up to 40.  1 Instructor.

OIL-101: Basic Maritime Oil Spill Response — 8 Hours

Overview of basic concepts of marine oil spill response operations. Can be readily tailored to meet client needs.

Prerequisites:  HM-100 or equivalent. Class Size—up to 40. 1 Instructor.

HM-200A: Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations — 8 hours

A basic-level courses that focuses on identification and hazard assessment, development of an action plan, and defensive measures conducted in response to an actual or potential hazardous materials incident.  Can be readily tailored to meet client needs. Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q).

Prerequisites:  HM-100. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor.

HM-200B: Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations — 24 hours

An intermediate-level courses that focuses on identification and hazard assessment, development of an action plan, and defensive measures conducted in response to an actual or potential hazardous materials incident.  Can be readily tailored to meet client needs. Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q) and NFPA-472.

Prerequisites:  HM-100. Class Size—up to 32.  1-2 Instructors.

HM-200Rq: Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations (Refresher) — 8 hours

Refresher training tailored to meet the needs of the client.  Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q) and NFPA-472.

Prerequisites:  HM-200A/B or previous Hazardous Materials Refresher course/training within previous 12 months. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor.

HM-201: Hazardous Materials Site Worker — 40 hours

A basic+ level course that includes additional training to cover toxicology, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, waste management, site decontamination, and documentation. Can be readily tailored to meet client needs.  Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(e).

Prerequisites:  HM-100 and OIL-101. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

HM-201Re: Hazardous Materials Site Worker (Refresher) — 8 hours

Refresher training tailored to meet the needs of the client.  Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q).

Prerequisites:  HM-201 or previous Hazardous Materials Site Worker course/training within previous 12 months. Class Size—up to 32. 1 Instructor.

HM-300: Hazardous Materials Technician — 40-80 hours

An advanced level course that includes additional training covering implementing the employer’s emergency response plan; identification, toxicology, and hazard assessment; functioning within the Incident Command System; selection and use of personal protective equipment; advanced control, containment, and clean-up operations; decontamination procedures; and incident termination procedures. Can be readily tailored to meet client needs.  Meets or exceeds training requirements stipulated in 29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(iii).

Prerequisites:  HM-200 and OIL-101. Class Size—up to 24.  3 Instructors.

HM-415: Marine Tank/Non-Tank Specialist — 40 hours

An NFPA-472 compliant course to training Hazardous Materials Specialists to respond to hazardous materials incident onboard seagoing vessels and barges.

Prerequisite:  Current qualification by employer as a Hazardous Materials Technician as defined in NFPA-472. Class Size—up to 24. 3 Instructors.

HM-500: Hazardous Materials On-Scene Commander — 24 hours

Compliant with 29CFR1910.120(e) and (q) as well as NFPA-472, this training is for those persons who may be assigned duties as a Type-4/5 Incident Commander or Hazardous Materials Branch Director/Group Supervisor.  Focus is on collecting and interpreting hazard and response information; estimating potential outcomes; identifying response objectives and potential response outcomes; approving the level of personal protective equipment; developing and implementing an Incident Action Plan; implementing and working within the incident command system; directing resources (both public sector and private sector); serving as the focal point for information exchange with the media and elected officials; evaluating incident progress; transferring command and control and/or terminating the incident; conducting a debrief and/or critique of the incident; and finally, documenting the response. Case studies are used throughout to challenge participants to employ skills and actively engage fellow participants.

Prerequisites:  Completion of ICS-100/200/700/800 (or equivalent) and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations. Class Size—up to 24. 2 Instructors.

Crisis Management Seminars

CM-101: Making ICS Work for You — 2 hours

Discusses how and why the National incident Management System is important to your organization and how it can be made to work for you not only during emergencies, but during day-to-day activities.  Highlights techniques to utilize facets of ICS to keep incident management team personnel current and experienced.

Prerequisite:  NIMS ICS/100/200/700/800. Class Size—up to 32. 1-2 Instructors.

CM-201: Case Studies for Success — 2-4 hours

An interactive presentation on how to develop and use case studies of actual incident or events as training tools that can be used to support training endeavors.

Prerequisite:  None. Class Size—up to 50.  1-2 Instructors.

CM-301: It’s All About Relationships — 2 hours

An interactive presentation provided by experienced incident managers that highlights the criticality of pre-established relationships and how they can be leveraged for success. Can be tailored with excerpts from case studies to meet client needs.

Prerequisite:  None. Class Size—up to 75. 1 Instructors.

Crisis Communications Training

CC-101: Crisis Communications Seminar — 4 hours

Discusses Public Information Officer duties and responsibilities, Joint Information Center structure, communications methods, and includes a social media overview. 

Prerequisite: None. Class Size—up to 32. 1-2 Instructors.

CC-201: Crisis Communications Workshop — 8 hours

An interactive discussion that covers Public Information Officer duties and responsibilities, Joint Information Center structure, communications methods, social media, an overview of press release, and the importance of visual media.

Prerequisite:  None. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

CC-301: Crisis Communications Course — 16 hours

An interactive course covering Public Information Officer duties and responsibilities, Joint Information Center operations, communications methods, social media, drafting of press release, the importance of visual media, media engagement and pool reporting, interaction with the Situation Unit, and a case study review.

Prerequisite:  None. Class Size—up to 32.  2 Instructors.

Active Shooter/Hazardous Environment Courses

AS-101: Active Shooter Seminar — 1 hour

Designed to serve as part of an Employee Orientation or as part of annual training, this seminar focusses on the “Run-Hide-Fight” concept of surviving an active shooter incident. Course includes an innovative personal assessment required for participants to receive their certificates. Course is based on newly released NFPA-3000 guidance.

Class Size—up to 100. 1 Instructor.

AS-201: Active Shooter Workshop — 4 hours

In addition to AS-101, this workshop provides time for senior managers and executives to meet with the instructor to discuss specific needs for their organization and or facility, along with a discussion of best practices and lessons learned that may assist in preparedness. The remaining portion of the workshop is one-on-one work with the person responsible for contingency plans and/or security to provide an assessment on current plans and capabilities. Course is based on newly released NFPA-3000 guidance.

Class Size—up to 100/15/3. 1 Instructor.

Incident Investigation Courses

INV-101: Incident Investigation Seminar — 4 hours

Designed for managers and first line supervisors in order to highlight accident reporting requirements and procedures. Topics covered include key definitions, general procedures, internal and external investigations, training and exercises, and feedback and analysis. Course is tailored to specific client needs.

Class Size—up to 20. 1 Instructor.

INV-201: Incident Investigation Workshop — 8 hours

Designed for managers and safety supervisors. Provides greater details on procedures, investigation dynamics, lessons learned, and prevention tips. Course can be tailored to specific client needs.

Class Size—up to 20. 1 Instructor.

Marine Firefighting Courses

MFF-101: Basic Marine Firefighting — 8 hours

Designed for managers and first line supervisors in order to highlight accident reporting requirements and procedures. Topics covered include key definitions, general procedures, internal and external investigations, training and exercises, and feedback and analysis. Course is tailored to specific client needs.

Class Size—up to 20. 1 Instructor.

MFF-102: Marina Firefighting Strategies and Tactics — 8 hours

Designed for managers and safety supervisors. Provides greater details on procedures, investigation dynamics, lessons learned, and prevention tips. Course can be tailored to specific client needs.

Class Size—up to 20. 1 Instructor.

MFF-201: Intermediate Marine Firefighting — 16 hours

Provides responders with the skills necessary to determine how well their current Maritime Incident Management Plan has prepared the organization for a maritime event. Other key components of this training are to identify the emergency responseprotocols, and validate current plans and capabilities.

Prerequisites: ICS-100/200/700, MFF-101: Basic Marine Firefighting or equivalent. Class Size—up to 24. 2 Instructors.

MFF-301: Advanced Marine Firefighting — 16 hours

Classroom presentation and exercises operating under NIMS principles in conjunction with appropriate federal, state, tribal, and local authorities during training scenarios. Students are introduced to the needs analysis set forth by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), National Response Framework (NRF), NFPA 1005 and NFPA 1405, and National Response Guidelines. Course intent is designed to assist your jurisdiction in developing an all-hazards, multi-discipline, team-based approach capable of responding to a large-scale or expanding maritime incident.

Prerequisites: ICS-100/200/700, MFF-201: Intermediate Marine Firefighting or equivalent. Class Size—12 to 24.  2 Instructors.

MFF-401: Marine Firefighting Command & Control — 24 hours

Course designed for chief officers, senior company officers, and emergency managers who may be involved in large-scale marine fire incidents (Type-3 and above). Program includes instructor-led presentations, computer-driven simulated scenarios, as well as full-scale ship exercises (if available). Course addresses client’s applicable Area Contingency Plan (ACP) or Regional Contingency Plan (RCP) and any pre-plans to address identified and unidentified concerns. Additional training components introduce the unique challenges associated with a maritime emergency response, including jurisdictional policy issues, establishment of priorities, tasking of initial resources, selecting strategies, implementing tactical assignments, and transition/termination of incidents.

Prerequisites: Completion of ICS-100/200/700/800 and MFF-301: Advanced Marine Firefighting or equivalent. Class Size—12 to 24.  3 Instructors.

Oil Spill Response

QI-1: Qualified Individual Course — 8 hours

Course designed to qualify personnel as Qualified Individuals in accordance with 33CFR154.1026.

Prerequisites:  ICS-100/200/700/800/201 and OIL-101. Class Size—4 to 24.  1 Instructor.

Planning Training and Support

Technical Specialist Support

Our cadre of highly experienced personnel can assist you with your prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation needs. We can assist in developing or improving your plans, conducting gap analyses, and other activities to maintain compliance with OPA 90 (Facility Response Plans and Vessel Response Plans), the Maritime Transportation Security Act (Facility Security Plans and Vessel Security Plans), Business Continuity Plans/Continuity of Operations Plans, Emergency Operations Plans, Severe Weather Plans, Mitigation Plans, Incident Action Planning Support, and Special Event Plans, to name a few.

Exercises (HSEEP or NPREP)

DBE-1: Seminar

Seminars provide an overview of current plans, strategies, concepts or ideas. They are typically 2-5 hours in duration and involve no real-time play. Their scope is applicable for single or multi-agency activities. Seminars are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter experts.

Exercise Staff: 1-2

DBE-2: Workshop

Workshops are designed to achieve a specific goal or to build a product (SOPs/SOGs, Pre-Event IAP, interagency policy, etc.). They are typically 3-8 hours in duration and involve no real-time play. Their scope is applicable for single agency, multi-agency, or multi-functional activities. Workshops are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter experts.

Exercise Staff: 1-2

DBE-3: Tabletop Exercise (TTX)

Tabletop Exercises are designed to assist senior officials understand and assess plans, policies, procedures, concepts, agreements, and interagency dynamics. They are typically 2-8 hours in duration and usually involve no real-time play. They are ideal for single agency, multi-agency, or multi-functional activities. Tabletop Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and include a staff member to serve as Senior Controller/Evaluator and a second person to serve as Documentation Specialist. The exercise will conclude with a hot wash and the Exercise Manager will use that information along with comments from the evaluators to craft a comprehensive After Action Review and Improvement Plan within 30 days of the conclusion of the exercise.

Exercise Staff:  3-6

DBE-4: Game

Games explores decision-making progress and examines consequences of those decisions. They are typically 2-8 hours in duration and typically involve real time play with simulated deployment of resources. They are best suited for multi-agency or multi-functional activities. Games are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter expert.

Exercise Staff:  2-3

OBE-1: Drill

Drills test, assess, and/or validate a single operation or function. They are usually no longer than 2-4 hours and will involves actual deployment or personnel, resources, tools, etc. They are typically single agency or function.  Drills are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter expert.

Exercise Staff: 1-4

OBE-2: Functional Exercise

Full-Scale Exercises are the most complex and are developed to validate plans, policies, procedures, and cooperative agreements in a real-world environment. They are usually a full day and often longer.  These exercises always involve the actual deployment of personnel, resources, and capabilities. They are almost always multi-agency or multi-function.  Full-Scale Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and include staff members to serve as Senior Controller/Evaluator, Exercise Safety Officer, and Documentation Specialist. Additional staff personnel are available as needed to serve as Logistics Coordinator, Controller/Evaluator(s), and role players. The exercise will conclude with a hot wash and the Exercise Manager will use that information along with comments from the evaluators to craft a comprehensive After Action Review and Improvement Plan within 30 days of the conclusion of the exercise.

Exercise Staff:  5+

OBE-3: Full-Scale Exercise

Full-Scale Exercises are the most complex and are developed to validate plans, policies, procedures, and cooperative agreements in a real-world environment. They are usually a full day and often longer.  These exercises always involve the actual deployment of personnel, resources, and capabilities. They are almost always multi-agency or multi-function.  Full-Scale Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and include staff members to serve as Senior Controller/Evaluator, Exercise Safety Officer, and Documentation Specialist. Additional staff personnel are available as needed to serve as Logistics Coordinator, Controller/Evaluator(s), and role players. The exercise will conclude with a hot wash and the Exercise Manager will use that information along with comments from the evaluators to craft a comprehensive After Action Review and Improvement Plan within 30 days of the conclusion of the exercise.

Exercise Staff:  5+

NPREP-1: Qualified Individual Notification Exercise

The Qualified Individual Notification Exercise ensures that the Qualified Individual (QI) is able to be reached in a spill response emergency in order to carry out his or her required duties.  Contact can be by telephone, fax, or e-mail with the QI and confirmation must be received from him or her to satisfy the requirements of the exercise. The exercise is not intended to verify phone numbers, points of contact, or notification lists contained in the plan. Qualified Individual Notification Exercises are facilitated by a subject matter expert.

Exercise Staff: 1

NPREP-2: Emergency Procedures Exercise

The Emergency Procedures Exercise ensures that personnel are capable of conducting the initial actions necessary to mitigate the effects of a spill. These exercises typically last 2-8 hours and may or may not involve the deployment of equipment. Emergency Procedures Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter experts.

Exercise Staff:  2-4

NPREP-3: Spill Management Team Tabletop Exercise

Spill Management Team Tabletop Exercises are designed to assist senior officials understand and assess plans, policies, procedures, concepts, agreements, and interagency dynamics. They are typically 4-8 hours in duration and usually involve no real-time play. The Spill Management Team Tabletop Exercise is an annual exercise that validates the capabilities of the Spill Management Team (SMT) identified in the plan holder’s response plan. The response plan is used in the exercise to ensure the SMT is familiar with the plan and is able to use it effectively to conduct a spill response. Spill Management Team Tabletop Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP).

Exercise Staff:  3-5

NPREP-4: Equipment Deployment Exercise

Full-Scale Exercises are the most complex and are developed to validate plans, policies, procedures, and cooperative agreements in a real-world environment. They are usually a full day and often longer.  These exercises always involve the actual deployment of personnel, resources, and capabilities. They are almost always multi-agency or multi-function.  Equipment Deployment Exercises are facilitated by a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) or other subject matter experts.

Exercise Staff: 5+

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