MERRTT – Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training

Course Description:
The program provides fundamental knowledge for responding to transportation incidents involving radiological material and builds on training in existing hazardous materials curricula. The course is designed in modular format, consisting of 16 concise, easy to understand modules and 4 hands-on practical exercises. This course meets Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) criteria for the initial training for Radiological Response Team (RRT) members.

Course Pre-Requisites: There are no course prerequisites

Course Dates: November 15, 2018 (C-MERRTT)     or    November 15 -AND- 16 (Full Course)     Time: 0800-1700

The course is provided through the Northampton County LEPC along with the US Department of Energy at no cost.

Registration:  Email Mike Rampulla       Registration closes: November 1, 2018

Location:  Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA, 18064

Michael A. Rampulla
610-746-3194 x3229

G-289: Public Information Officer Awareness

Course Description:
The Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G289) is designed to acquaint participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. Taken alone, this course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers.

Course Pre-Requisites: There are no course prerequisites

Course Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018      Time: 0800-1700

The course is provided by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency at no cost.

On-line registration:

Location:  Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA, 18064

Michael A. Rampulla
610-746-3194 x3229

Priority Dispatch: Advanced EMD Course

Priority Dispatch:
Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatch Training

3 Day Course

EMD August 2018

Course Description:

The Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) has been recognized as an essential component of effective EMS systems. Proper and timely training as well as a sound Medical Protocol are what help EMDs deliver quality care to the calling public with emergency medical needs.

Participants who complete the 3-day course will be eligible for certification through the International Academy of EMD. To be EMD-certified, the applicant must also be CPR-certified through the National Safety Council, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, European Resuscitation Council, or equivalent. We recommend this training be completed prior to attending the EMD course.


Course Pre-Requisites:

 CPR certification or course completion must meet Red Cross, Heart Association, Resuscitation Council, or DLS equivalent standards.

Course Dates & Time:
August 27-29, 2018 – 8AM-5PM
Course Fee:     $365 per attendee.
Refresher Fee: $99 per attendee.


On Line Registration:

Location                                                                      Contact:
Northampton County EOC                                         Chad S. Marsh
100 Gracedale Ave.                                         
Nazareth, PA 18064                                                   610-746-3194 x3225

Telecommunicators Honored at Night of Heroes


Northampton County Emergency Management proudly recognizes four of our 911 Telecommunicators honored during St. Luke’s 13th Annual Night of Heroes Celebration.  Their actions were recognized as part of the life saving efforts of Pen Argyl resident Joyce Chaya.  Joyce’s was injured when her car was struck by a dump truck on July 22, 2016.

Pictured above:  Keith Knoblach, Angela Nale, Desiree Kuehner, Heather Konschnik.

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