Flood Fighting Operations
This one day course is designed to provide strategies and tactics for managing a jurisdictions flood fighting operations. The overall logistical structure of flood response and the state's interaction with local jurisdictions will be discussed. Participants will be instructed on how to properly fill sandbags, stack sandbags and protect sandbag leves. Particpants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities.
Please note: Attendees should dress to take part in outdoor, physical work as part of the class. Appropriate clothing includes: heavy shirt, heavy material pants, gloves, and boots.
Course Length: 8 hours
Course Manager: Please contact Regional Office for more information during regular business
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, first responders, individuals and agencies who may be responsible for coordinating the flood fighting operations within their jurisdiction.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.