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Training & Info Sessions

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Upcoming Training Sessions

ICS 200—August 2 & 3

Basic ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 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.

ICS 300—Date TBD

Intermediate ICS, ICS for Expanding Incidents, defines the unique qualities of ICS as an event or incident management system in an expanding situation. The course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently using the ICS in a supervisory roles on expanding incidents. The course units and lessons provide a review of ICS fundamentals, assessing incidents and setting objectives, Unified Command, Resource Management, the planning process, demobilization, transfer and termination of command of an incident.

ICS 400—Date TBD

Advanced ICS, is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently in the advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course provides training for personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in a complex incident environment.

ICS 402—Date TBD

Incident Command System for Executives introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for executive understanding and participation in the ICS. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System, including the relationship between the Incident Commander and Agency Executives. Course participants will be better prepared to function within an ICS environment.

Grant Proposal Writing—Date TBD

An online but highly interactive 12-hour workshop will engage the learner in the proposal writing field to procure granting funds. ​Through constant interaction, feedback and thought provoking exercises during the two days, students will obtain the skills to be able to create unique and well planned project proposals that address a current challenge within an group/society/community, while meeting the criteria of the funding organization.

Training & Exercises

Emergency Management, Planning and Response 

 

​As part of Helixw Sq'eq'o, the Mainland Coast Salish Disaster Resilience Regional Action Plan, EPS is tailoring an Emergency Management Training and Exercise Program for the First Nation communities in the region. This program is led by a Technical Working Group of community representatives to identify and address the unique and shared community needs, challenges and goals to improve regional resiliency through coordination and collaboration. If you haven't joined the Technical Working Group and are interested, please contact Gillian Fuss at gillian.fuss@emplans.ca

Training funding was provided through the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee which has concluded. 

ICS course description: The Incident Command System is a standard on-site command and control system used to manage emergency incidents and planned events, used across agencies cooperatively for interoperability. 

​ICS training would be particularly beneficial to operations staff at community sites and facilities, as well as Human Resources (HR), Public Relations (PR), and Health and Safety personnel (HSE), who may be required at act as a liaison or information officers at incidents.

ICS I-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.

​ICS I- 200, Basic ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 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.

ICS I-300, Intermediate ICS, ICS for Expanding Incidents, defines the unique qualities of ICS as an event or incident management system in an expanding situation. The course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently using the ICS in a supervisory roles on expanding incidents. The course units and lessons provide a review of ICS fundamentals, assessing incidents and setting objectives, Unified Command, Resource Management, the planning process, demobilization, transfer and termination of command of an incident.

ICS I-400, Advanced ICS, is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently in the advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course provides training for personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in a complex incident environment.

ICS- I-402, Incident Command System for Executives introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for executive understanding and participation in the ICS. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System, including the relationship between the Incident Commander and Agency Executives. Course participants will be better prepared to function within an ICS environment.

Functional Position Courses
The following courses are available through ICS Canada recognized training providers:

  • Incident Commander

  • Safety Officer

  • Liaison Officer

  • Information Officer 

  • Operations Section Chief

    • Division Group Supervisor

    • Strike Team/Task Force Leader

  • Planning Section Chief

    • Resources Unit Leader

    • Situation Unit Leader 

  • Logistics Section Chief

    • Supply Unit Leader

    • Facilities Unit Leader 

  • Finance and Administration Section Chief

Finance and Administration Section Units
 
EPS worked with Sandhurst Consulting to deliver ICS training.

 

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Training & Exercises

Emergency Management, Planning and Response 

First Nation Emergency Services Society (FNESS) ​

 

FNESS offers select courses tailored for First Nation communities virtually on a weekly basis. Please contact training@fness.bc.ca to get the latest information. 


Semiahmoo-Holistic Emergency Preparedness and Response 

 

Semiahmoo First Nation and Holistic Emergency Preparedness & Response have partnered to provide training tailored to First Nation communities throughout BC. 2023 Training Calendar TBD

Contact:
Marc D'aquino, marc@holisticepr.com 
Paul Gadbois, pgadbois@semiahmoofirstnation.org

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) & Justice Institute of BC (JIBC)


Click here for applicant information and course dates

EMBC offers training courses to local authorities, including First Nation communities, and other agencies across the Province through JIBC.  The courses have moved online during COVID-19. When held in person, these courses provide a great opportunity to network with other local authority, regional district, agency and First Nation community staff and leadership. 


Rescue Canada - Swiftwater Awareness Training

 

Swiftwater Awareness Training - EMBC has partnered with Rescue Canada to deliver free training in swiftwater awareness. You’ll learn how the river works, and how to recognize hazards and mitigate them. You’ll learn safety techniques for how to operate around and in the river. As well we offer training in self-rescue (if you fall in), companion rescue (if your partner falls in), and subject rescue (improvised and organized rescue response). This course is available to complete at any time.

Agency keys are available through EMBC or contact gillian.fuss@emplans.ca

Drone Stewardship Program - First Nations Technology Council

 

First Nation Technology Council in partnership with Flytbox Aerial Solutions are offering Indigenous communities and organizations in BC comprehensive training in the theory, set up and application of drones with an Indigenous community context. Students will be provided with a foundational understanding of management through experiential learning, ground school, and applied learning to prepare students for the Transport Canada Small Basic RPAS exam.  In addition, students will receive their Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with an Aeronautical qualification (ROC-A). 

 

Hummingbird Drone Operations

 

Hummingbird Drones delivers Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) services, training, and software development.

Contact Richard Sullivan, ​rs@hummingbirddrones.ca

Smart Shores Drone Operations

 

Smart Shores can provide or train individuals to provide state of the art drone and GPS technology to produce high-quality maps and GIS assets for precise, detailed environmental assessments, develop competency in data analysis and developing communication tools. 


Contact Nathan Vadeboncoeur, nathan@smartshores.ca

Vancouver Island University Riparian Areas Protection Regulation Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) 

 

This Riparian Areas Protection Regulation training course is designed for individuals who are Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEPs) or who work with QEPs who conduct Riparian Areas Protection Regulation assessments. This three-day course is offered through Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina College) and provides a detailed overview of the Regulation and the Assessment Methodology.​

University of Northern BC - Grant and Proposal Writing 

 

An online but highly interactive 12-hour workshop will engage the learner in the proposal writing field to procure granting funds. ​Through constant interaction, feedback and thought provoking exercises during the two days, students will obtain the skills to be able to create unique and well planned project proposals that address a current challenge within an group/society/community, while meeting the criteria of the funding organization.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

FEMA is the American agency responsible for helping individuals, communities and partner organizations understand and reduce disaster risk, leading the coordination of federal response efforts to stabilize communities after a disaster, and providing support for initiatives to build back and become more resilient. It builds collaborative partnerships, delivers federal assistance, and provides resources to help individuals and communities review, build, and continuously improve their own capabilities.

Contact Gillian Fuss at gillian.fuss@emplans.ca if you'd like to pursue further training or courses listed or not listed above!

 

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