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PER 294 Testing an Emergency Operations Plan in a Rural EOC

This 8-hour performance level course is designed with a proactive approach to testing the Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) of rural communities in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment, EOPs are all-hazard plans developed for use by state and local jurisdictions to ensure a coordinated and effective response to natural, technological, or man-made disasters that may occur within an area. It serves as the "game plan" for those who will be tasked with responding to an incident. Testing these plans on a routine basis is critical to their effectiveness.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: Michele Watson

Course Timeline: Please sign up no later than July 13, 2012 as a minimum of 20 registrations must be received by this date to confirm the class will be held.

Registration Information: To register, please contact Michele Watson: 217/328-3800(p),, 217/328-3845 (f),

Prerequisite: IS 100.a, IS 200.a, IS 700.a, IS 701, IS 800.b (offered by FEMA)

Target Audience/Discipline: Topics covered include but are not limited to: Articulate the value of exercising an EOP; describe the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); prepare an EOC for testing; given a particular scenario, select an exercise type that best meets a jurisdiction's requirements; develop an exercise aligned with the HSEEP standards; and simulate role of an assigned EOC position.

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 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.




Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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