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Emergency Management for Elected and Appointed Officials - Participants should develop a basic understanding of the elements of effective emergency management and the legal responsibilities of senior officials within disaster preparedness programs.

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Welcome to your new Indiana First Responder Online Training Program brought to you by IDHS.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security - Training Division is proud to provide online training opportunities for Indiana First Responders and Public Safety professionals. With budgets being tight, training dollars are hard to come by. One of our solutions is to offer some of our training courses online in addition to our regular face-to-face offerings. Thank you for visiting our site, we appreciate any and all constructive feedback to better our online training program.

 

Online Course Catalog

If you are an Indiana First Responder you do have a Public Safety ID Number (PSID) assigned to you by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. 

When you launch a course you will be asked for your PSID. If you for some reason you do not have an Indiana Public Safety ID number or have questions about the PSID please contact: psidquestions@dhs.in.gov

If you reside outside Indiana, you are welcome to take the course. For tracking purposes please enter your state of residence in the PSID field.

Thank you.

Emergency Management

WebEOC 7.4

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 02/17/2014
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What is an 'Emergency Operations Center (EOC)'? What are its functions? Ever heard of a 'WebEOC'? This basic training will provide an overview to the WebEOC, cover basic functionality like logging on and navigating through the application. And give a basic introduction to several of the available boards.

Emergency Management for Elected and Appointed Officials

Audience Last updated Launch Course
Elected and Appointed Officals
12/15/2013
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Participants should develop a basic understanding of the elements of effective emergency management and the legal responsibilities of senior officials within disaster preparedness programs.
By the end of this training participants should be able to:
State the five phases of emergency management,
Explain legal obligations related to public safety established in Indiana Code Title 10,
Discuss types of public safety funding available to counties,
Describe the role of the advisory council in emergency management,
Identify the purpose of a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
Restate the purpose of mutual aid agreements,
Restate at least two benefits of the district initiatives as implemented by the state.

Expedient Flood Training

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders
07/30/2013
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The purpose of Expedient Flood training this course is to provide an orientation to flood-fighting techniques using sandbags and other materials. The course is appropriate for volunteers, emergency management, and emergency responder personnel.

The training content is taken from the FEMA G270.3 classroom based course. Since it was adapted by IDHS for online delivery we cannot offer any FEMA credit for successfully completing this version of the course.

This course is important for those working as part of an organized community flood control effort, as well as those people attempting an individual effort to save an isolated home or small business.

Legal Issues in Emergency Management – PEM Academy Online Prerequisite

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders
08/13/2012
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The Legal Issues in Emergency Management Online Prerequisite is part of the Legal Issues in Emergency Management course that will be offered through the PEM Academy on October 17, 2012.   In order to register for the classroom portion of the course, you must complete the online prerequisite.  You must complete both the online prerequisite and the classroom portion in order to receive credit for the course (there is no partial credit for participating in one portion of the course, but not the other).  In order to complete the online prerequisite you must complete all three online modules, take and pass the final quiz, print the results, and send a copy of the results with the registration for the classroom portion of the course.  You will not be enrolled in the classroom portion of the course until you have demonstrated completion of the online prerequisite.

START Triage

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 11/12/2008
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The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge of a system that will help you to quickly and effectively conduct medical triage on a mass casualty scene. When first responders arrive on a mass casualty emergency scene the rules of triage change. Responders must do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people injured. START Triage provides methodology and a system to accomplish that imperative.

Damage Assessment (Individual Assistance--Initial Assessment)

Audience Last updated Launch Course
County Emergency Management Staff, Damage Assessment Teams. 
It is NOT intended for the general public.
10/21/2010
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This course focuses on what you will need to know to conduct initial assessments for Individual Assistance (IA) operations after damage has occurred to homes or businesses of a community. Public Assistance (PA) assessments will not be discussed here.

Standard Operating Procedures - SOPs

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 11/12/2008
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The purpose of this course is to provide you with information you may need to develop effective standard operating procedures for your organization. Emergency management and public safety are complex functions by organizations of people. These functions cannot be accomplished efficiently, effectively, and safely without careful forethought of the methodologies to be used. This is especially true during emergencies. Properly crafted procedures assist the people of the organization to function as expected and as planned in situations where a disciplined approach is necessary. Standard operating procedures can mean the difference between chaos and order in an emergency. 

Developing Volunteers

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 11/07/2008
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The purpose of this course is to assist you in developing a program or programs that use local volunteers as staff. There are times of emergency when local responders are overwhelmed with tasks that directly relate to saving lives and property, and restoring order to the community. Local volunteers can help by completing a multitude of tasks that free the responders to do their primary missions. Volunteers can be a valuable resource if properly planned for, trained, and utilized.

Donations Management

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 05/19/2009
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The purpose of this course is to provide you with information you may need to develop effective donation management for your organization. Total reliance on government funds limits the capability of a public sector organization to accomplish its mission. During any full-blown emergency, there are so many tasks to be accomplished and things the people need. Nothing is free, and some things don’t qualify for reimbursement. To a stricken community, donations of money, food, water, clothing, blankets, and cots are very welcome. 
But, how do you manage all that in a way that it is effectively distributed and accountable.

 

Specialty Training

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 05/19/2009
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The purpose of this course is to assist you in developing your repertoire of techniques used to identify, rescue, triage, and treat victims of an emergency situation, especially those who may be suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders. 
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Why can knowledge of this disorder be important to an emergency responder? During this course, we will attempt to answer these questions and more so that you can more effectively respond to victims who have a special need. 

Responding to Functional Needs

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders
06/20/2011
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The purpose of this course is to assist you in developing your repertoire of techniques used to identify and appropriately respond to victims of an emergency situation who may have a physical, cognitive, or emotional condition requiring attentiveness to their functional needs. 

Active Shooter (Employee Response)

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders
04/12/2011
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This course is intended to provide information you can use if you and your coworkers find yourselves in an active shooter situation.

Suspicious Packages and Substances

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Government Employees 11/01/2008
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This course is jointly offered by the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Administration, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and is intended to help you to protect yourself from illness, injury, or death from malicious packages or mail delivered to your workplace. Learning the signs of a potential attack and how to respond can save your life and the lives of those around you. 

Supervisors: Suspect Package & Suspicious Substance Awareness

Audience Last updated Launch Course
Supervisors 09/23/2009
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This course jointly offered by the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Administration, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is intended to help you, the supervisor, to protect yourself and your staff from illness, injury, or death from malicious packages or mail delivered to your workplace.

 

Communications

IDHS and IPSC 800 MHz Radio Training

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders
08/28/2012
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Module 1 explains the need to communicate during an emergency, and how communication impacts the mission, saves lives, and ensures safety. 
Module 2 explains the basic concepts associated with radio communication, factors that may affect system coverage, radio protocol, and radio frequency, also known as RF safety.
Module 3 describes how a trunked radio system operates and the issues associated with system interruption.
Module 4 explains how the 800 MHz radios support both routine daily use and emergency operations, and the importance of interpretability between and among responders.
Module 5: There are many radios that can be used on the statewide system. We give you two examples used and general programming information for these radios. 

Effective Communications

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 09/23/2009
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We all have communications skills, but like so many things they can be taken for granted and always can be improved. Communication skills affect both our professional and personal lives. We have learned to read, write, and speak and because of this, we feel that we communicate effectively. What we may not realize is that we are not as effective as we could be if we understood some of the things that take place in all of us during communications, especially important ones. There are many processes that combine to create this thing we call communications, and by becoming aware of them, you will be able to greatly enhance your communications effectiveness. 

Meeting Facilitator

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 09/28/2010
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This course focuses on the methods and techniques needed to conduct effective collaborative problem solving and decision making meetings.

Training Basics for Instructors

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Local Responders 05/14/2010
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The purpose of this course is to provide you with very basic information you may need to conduct more effective training in your organization.  We recommend the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Presentation Skills Course as an excellent follow-on course to improve your skills on the training platform, and for more experienced trainers we recommend the Master Trainer Program from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute which teaches you how to design and develop effective training.

 

Fire

Board of Firefighter Personnel and Standards and Education - IAC 655 Revisions

Audience Last updated Launch Course
All Firefighters 08/04/2009
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The purpose of this course is intended to provide you an update of new changes to Indiana Administrative (IAC) Code 655, Indiana Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education which became effective January 14, 2009. It should answer questions you may have about your role as a firefighter, instructor, lead instructor, lead evaluator, evaluator and proctors in the State of Indiana. 

 

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