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Online Training

IS-100.B: 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.B

IS-700.A: 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.A

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)**

Is there a training topic you would like NVMRC to offer?

Do you know about another training resource you want to share with the unit?

Let us know!

The MRC-TRAIN website is a free service of the Public Health Foundation where MRC volunteers can:

  • Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
  • Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
  • Access valuable materials, course reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
  • Stay informed of the latest public health trainings for your area or expertise.

*From mrc.train.org


What happens if our community is affected by a public health emergency, like an infectious disease outbreak or a bioterrorism attack, that requires mass dispensing of medical countermeasures (medications in pill or vaccine form) to the public?

Where do we get the supplies from? Who is in charge of dispensing them? Is there enough for everyone in our community?

The Washington Post takes a closer look at the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in this article: https://wapo.st/2ryrIbV.

Read to find out more about the "..$7 billion Strategic National Stockpile, a government repository of drugs and supplies ready for deployment in a bioterrorism or nuclear attack, or against an infectious disease outbreak — of either a known pathogen or some unknown threat with pandemic potential, which global health officials dub “Disease X” — or other major public health emergency. There are antibiotics, including the powerful medication Ciprofloxacin, vaccines for smallpox and anthrax and antivirals for a deadly influenza pandemic."

If this type of response interests you, sign up for our upcoming Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise this June at #Ansonia High School! Naugatuck Valley Health District will be testing its emergency mass dispensing plans and is looking for volunteers to staff the operation (MRC, CERT, Public Health, other partners) as well as mock patients to go through the clinic (public).

Please register for the event online at: https://bit.ly/2HruzKv

For questions, please contact NVHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and NVMRC Unit Leader Jess at 203-881-3255 or by email at jstelmaszek@nvhd.org.