Emergency Management  Training & Events

The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management offers several training courses and workshops for responders, County Emergency Managers and local public safety staff. Each session is focused on a specific area of preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation, and courses are held throughout the state.

View the calendar for upcoming training sessions and dates. If a class is full, contact us to be placed on a waiting list. Please note that dates are subject to change.  Other events may include preparedness fairs and appearances by Tommy the Turtle.

 

Training & Events

Dec 9

ICS 400 - Watertown

12/9/17 - 12/10/17

The modules covered in this course from the National Training Curriculum will capitalize on prior ICS training and provide information about ICS to enable the student to work within the Incident Command System.

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Dec 11

G205 Recovery the Local Government Role - Pierre

12/11/17 - 12/12/17

This course explores the role and functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and their relationships in disaster recovery with the local government.

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Dec 13

ICS 400 - Sioux Falls

12/13/17 - 12/14/17

The modules covered in this course from the National Training Curriculum will capitalize on prior ICS training and provide information about ICS to enable the student to work within the Incident Command System.

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Dec 18

ICS 400 - Rapid City

12/18/17 - 12/19/17

The modules covered in this course from the National Training Curriculum will capitalize on prior ICS training and provide information about ICS to enable the student to work within the Incident Command System.

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Jan 8

G393 Mitigation for Emergency Managers - Pierre, SD January 8-9, 2018

1/8/18 - 1/9/18

This course is designed to enable the non-technical emergency worker to acquire skills in the use of mitigation. The course provides training in how to perform mitigation activities fundamental to reducing and eliminating long-term risk from hazards. It addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager (or other local government representative) in mitigation: motivator, coordinator, and monitor in local implementation of the National Mitigation Strategy.

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Jan 16

G358 Evacuation and Re-Entry - Pierre January 16-17, 2018

1/16/18 - 1/17/18

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for their jurisdictions. It uses a community’s vulnerability analysis and evacuation plan. It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and re-entry more efficient.

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Jan 18

G108 Mass Care - Pierre

1/18/18 - 1/19/18

This course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) functions effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together in coordination with emergency management and traditional MC providers to plan and provide MC/EA services to those affected by disaster.

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Jan 23

L956 Liaison Officer - Sioux Falls

1/23/18 - 1/25/18

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Liaison Officer on an All-Hazards Management Team.

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Feb 6

L958 Operations Section Chief - Rapid City

2/6/18 - 2/9/18

This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

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Feb 12

ICS 300 - Piedmont

2/12/18 - 2/13/18

ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.

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