North Central Health District


Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency Preparedness

Building the Foundation of Preparedness

Training is an integral component to preparation. To better prepare public health employees and key partners to respond to emergencies, the Office of Emergency Preparedness provides training and information for access to other training venues applicable to the public health/emergency response needs.

Training Through NCHD

Core Competencies in Emergency Preparedness for Public Health Workers is a required course for all new NCHD employees. The course provides a basic overview of both the individual worker and the Public Health system’s role in emergency preparedness. Core Competencies are offered quarterly.

All classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the District Office unless otherwise specified.

If you have any questions about training opportunities call 478-751-6037 or contact the Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator.

Training Through FEMA

All emergency responders are mandated by the Department of Homeland Security to comply with National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) requirements. This insures that all responders use the same organizational structure, terminology, procedures and systems. To accomplish this all Public Health Employees are required to complete the following:

IS 700 – NIMS – An Introduction
IS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command

For more information about these courses go to FEMA’s training website.

Learn about our related emergency preparedness services

Personal & Family Preparedness
Medical Reserve Corps
Preparedness for functional & Access Needs
Regional Healthcare Coalitions
Severe weather preparedness
Strategic National Stockpile