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The Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management's training programs address the overall training needs for both the Division staff as well as all County personnel that assemble during the activation of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Mandates by the Department of Homeland Security have greatly expanded the need for training of all County employees, including the Board of County Commissioners and County Administration staff that have a defined role in emergency/disaster decision making, response, recovery and/or mitigation.

Federal law dictates that the receipt of specific funding from the federal government to the County be dependent upon the full compliance of County personnel to the new training requirements under the National Response Plan. The Training Coordinator tracks the training completed by each individual, and ensures that all training opportunities related to Emergency/Disaster Management are properly disseminated to County, municipal and non-governmental partner agencies.

Training EventsPDF

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training RequirementsPDF The 2013 PBC NIMS Training Matrix outlines training responsibilities for positions reporting to the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during an emergency event or incident as per guidelines from the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).

WebEOC
Virtual WebEOC Essentials

WebEOC Essentials Course Instructions PDF


Module 1 - Logging In


Module 2 - Signing In and Out

Module 3 - Position Log

Module 4 - Significant Events

Module 5 - Mission / Resource


WebEOC Essentials Final Exam

WebEOC Access Request Form PDF

EOA

Virtual Basic EOA Operations Training

Module 1 - Introduction and Overview

Module 2 - Structure and Position Overview

Module 3 - Deployment Operations

Module 4 - Strike Team Overview

Module 5 - Rapid Impact Assessment


Ongoing Training


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry


Ongoing Training - Free


Florida Division of Emergency Management Training and Events Calendar

Ongoing Online Training – Free

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

  1. Disaster Behavioral Health
  2. Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals
  3. Introduction to Outbreak Investigation
  4. Many more…

Center for Homeland Defense and Security

  1. Terrorist Financing and State Response
  2. Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges
  3. The Global Jihadi Threat
  4. Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  5. Technology for Homeland Security: Inspection and Detection Technologies

Train National

  1. Food Protection
  2. Potable Water
  3. Biological Agents
  4. Basic Emergency Preparedness for all Public Health Workers
  5. Disaster Sanitation
  6. Many More…

National Terrorism Preparedness Institute

  1. Access Control for Port Security
  2. Basic Port Security
  3. Advanced Port Security
  4. Intermodal Supply Chain Security
  5. Law Enforcement Guide to Understanding Islamic Terrorism and Arabic Names
  6. Force Protection
  7. Introduction to Anti-Terrorism
  8. Terrorism Awareness for Law Enforcement
  9. General Aviation
  10. Planning Considerations for WMD Incidents
  11. School Terror
  12. Traffic Stops

Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response

  1. Anhydrous Ammonia Training

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. PTSD 101

New Mexico Tech

  1. Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents

National Center for Biomedical Research and Training

  1. Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts: Law Enforcement Version (AWR-122)
  2. Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts: An Overview for all Disciplines (AWR-119)
  3. Foundational Awareness of WMD/Terrorism (AWR-190)
  4. Introduction to NIMS/NRP (AWR-191)
  5. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Mass Feeding (AWR-193)
  6. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Bulk Distribution (AWR-194)
  7. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Mass Sheltering (AWR-192)
  8. Disaster Mental Health Considerations During a WMD/Terrorist Incident (AWR-195)
  9. Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism: Awareness Level (AWR-117)

Center for Rad/Nuc Training

  1. WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness (AWR-140)

Oklahoma State University

  1. Hazard Communication
  2. Suspicious Package Training
  3. Hazardous Materials Transportation
  4. Material Safety Data Sheets
  5. Fire Extinguishers
  6. Many More…

University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

  1. Psychological Issues Following Disasters
  2. Protecting our Food System from Intentional Attack
  3. Personal Protective Equipment
  4. Mass Fatalities
  5. Introduction to Business Continuity Planning for Disasters and Emergencies
  6. Emergency Preparedness and Response for Environmental Health Professionals
  7. Dirty Bomb – After the Blast
  8. Many more…

The ABCs of Portable Fire Extinguishers – Selection, Use, and Maintenance

Emergency Operations Training Academy

  1. Fundamentals of Exercise Design
  2. Introduction to Training and Drills
  3. Emergency Public Information Overview
  4. Continuity of Operations Awareness
  5. Emergency Notifications and Communications
  6. Many more…

Michigan State University / ISCI

  1. HAZMAT Awareness
  2. Incident Command Awareness
  3. Evacuation Coordinator
  4. Unified Command
  5. Hospital Based Decontamination
  6. Radiation Safety Awareness
  7. Emergency Response Team Coordinator

National Center for Disaster Preparedness online certificate courses

  1. Climate Change: Public Health Preparedness and Response
  2. Preparing the Home Health Workforce: An Essential Partner in Community Response to Pandemic Influenza
  3. Basic Emergency Preparedness Online Course for All Public Health Workers
  4. Chemical Emergencies and the Roll of Public Health
  5. Basic Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Workers
  6. Dealing with Disaster Related Trauma in Young Children
  7. Basic Emergency Preparedness for Dental Professionals

Center for Public Health Preparedness

  1. Personal Safety and Health for Emergency Responders
  2. Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders
  3. Preparedness & Community Response to H1N1
  4. Special Medical Needs Shelters
  5. Emergency Animal Sheltering
  6. Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans
  7. Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism
  8. Basic Emergency Preparedness for Staff of Community Health Facilities
  9. Risk Communication for Community Health Centers
  10. Detecting Bio-Terror
  11. Nuclear Terrorism: Pathways and Prevention
  12. Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinicians
  13. HAZMAT Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook
  14. And more…

United States Department of Energy Hydrogen Safety for First Responders

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Emergency Management Institute

FEMA National Training and Education Division

FEMA National Preparedness Directorate

TEEX Domestic Preparedness Campus

The Comet Program Weather Related Courses