Disaster Service Workers Training

The Emergency Preparedness Unit has developed training materials to ensure that you, as a designated Disaster Service Worker (DSW), can do the following:

  1. Understand the critical role you play in responding to and recovering from a disaster as a County employee at RCOE and as a Disaster Service Worker.
  2. Help you prepare and protect yourself and your family first, so you can then focus on helping others.
  3. Understand your possible job roles in a disaster.
  4. Introduce you to additional required and optional learning opportunities for disaster preparedness.

Individual Training for DSW Training and NIMS

All RCOE personnel are identified as Disaster Service Worker’s. At a minimum, the training requirements are as follows:

Complete and obtain the “certification of completion” for the following two online courses.

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

  • Up to 3 hours to complete
  • Introduces ICS and describes the history, features, principles and organizational structure of ICS
  • Explains the relationship between ICS and NIMS

 IS-700B:  An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

  • Up to 3 hours to complete
  • Identifies purposes, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS

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