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Online Training

IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command Systems, ICS-100

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Click here to take IS-100.C


IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Click here to take IS-700.B


IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

Click here to take IS-200.B

 Training & Events

All volunteers are required to complete the following 3 (free) online training courses.

**Upon completion, you must submit your certificate to Unit Leader Jess (jstelmaszek@nvhd.org)**

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Upcoming Training Events


Point of Dispensing Full-Scale Exercise

We Need Your Help!

Have you ever wondered what you're supposed to do following a public health emergency that requires medical countermeasures, like an anthrax attack or pandemic flu?

"Medical countermeasures, or MCMs, are life-saving medicines and medical supplies regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can be used to diagnose, prevent, protect from, or treat conditions associated with chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) threats, emerging infectious diseases, or a natural disaster" - CDC. MCM's can include: drugs (antiviral or antimicrobial); biologic products (vaccines, blood products, and antibodies); or devices (diagnostic tests to identify threat agents and personal protective equipment).

Naugatuck Valley Health District and Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps are conducting an emergency preparedness exercise on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Shelton High School to test mass dispensing antibiotics and need your help!


NVHD is still seeking partners and volunteers to fill the following roles:

Mock Patients: Members of the public and partners who cannot attend the full exercise are encouraged to attend as a mock patient. Individuals will fill out a registration form, using real and/or fake information, and go through the clinic as if they would in a real-world clinic. Between 9:30AM-11:30AM, Mock Patients can go through the clinic multiple times, using different scenarios. Each pass through the clinic should about 5 minutes (give or take). This is great practice to learn what you and your family would do in a real-world situation.

POD Worker: Medical and non-medical individuals will be assigned to a station role for the exercise. Participants will receive a job action sheet and just-in-time training the morning of the exercise. Please let us know if you have prescription authority or a medical background! POD Workers should arrive at Shelton High School for 8:30AM. The exercise will conclude by 12:00pm.

POD Workers will be invited to attend a hotwash back at the NVHD office (98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483) to debrief about the exercise. Lunch will be provided. The hotwash will run from 1:00-2:00pm.

Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers are encouraged to register and attend as POD Workers.

Please use the following link to register and indicate whether you’d like to be put in a POD Worker role or will be attending as a Mock Patient: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019PODexercise

Questions about the exercise may be directed to NVHD’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, David Heiden, at 203-881-3255.