Emergency Management Office to Hold ICS Training Nov. 3

Submitted by Oswego County

FULTON – The Oswego County Emergency Management Office will hold a training session Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Joint Information Center in Volney for emergency workers who need to comply with the federal National Incident Management System (NIMS) training requirements.

All volunteers and workers responding to emergency situations must take ICS 100, Introduction to Incident Command System, and FEMA IS-700, NIMS: An Introduction, in order for their agency to receive federal grant funds.

Patricia Egan, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said the regulations affect first responders and disaster workers at all levels of government and the private sector. She encouraged any elected officials and school administrators throughout the county who have not taken the training to attend this class.

Pre-registration is required because class size is limited. To pre-register, call the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, weekdays, at 591-9150 at least a week before the course.

The Joint Information Center is located at 10 Airport Road in the Town of Volney, next to the Oswego County Airport.

For additional information about the National Incident Management System, visit the NIMS Web site at: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/index.shtm