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EPA and WaterISAC to Host ICS and NIMS Training

WaterISAC has teamed up with U.S. EPA to offer free water sector-centric, webinar-based training on the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). All water utility employees who may be required to respond during an emergency must possess a minimum level of ICS and NIMS training. In the last few years, the U.S. EPA has sponsored dozens of ICS and NIMS classes for the water sector around the country. The content of those classes will be transformed into an interactive Web-based experience that you can enjoy from your own office.

The training, divided into four parts, will take place on April 2, 9, 23 and 30, with each session beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinars on April 2 and 9 will cover the history, features, principles and organizational structure of ICS. The second set of webinars, on April 23 and 30, will cover the NIMS and the National Response Framework (NRF). Upon completing the training, participants will be prepared to receive credit from the applicable on-line FEMA ICS/NIMS courses.

Participants need to register only once for all four training sessions. Though it is not required, WaterISAC and U.S. EPA encourage participants to attend all four webinars. This event is open to all drinking water and wastewater utility personnel. For more information, please click here.