Dates: December 9–13, 2019
Place: Washington, DC
Application deadline: October 8, 2019, by 11:59 pm Eastern
The Training Structure
The course consists of three parts. Accepted applicants will be required, before the start of the program, to complete FEMA’s online course “Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100).” Participants will travel to Washington, DC, for a week of hands-on training at the Smithsonian Institution from December 9–13, 2019. Sessions will provide realistic, hands-on training in damage assessment, emergency documentation, evacuation and salvage, rehousing and storage, creating and maintaining a strong disaster plan, team building, and more. In 2020, a five-part webinar series will build upon the in-person training, reinforcing concepts covered in the December training.