Upcoming Training Opportunities


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Mr. Michael A. Rampulla

EM Operations & Training Manager

(610) 746-3194 x3229 mrampulla@ncem-pa.org

Locally hosted training opportunities

HazMatIQ – Above the Line / Below the Line

HazMatIQ Flyer – June 2022

1-Day Course

Course Date(s) & Times: Saturday, June 25, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Course Description: The HazMatIQ First Responder Offensive system incorporates the proven “Above the Line / Below the Line” size-up tool while instructing First Responders equipped with a handful of instruments, whether they can safely enter the Hot Zone to attempt a rescue(s). This is accomplished by teaching responders how to use and understand meters such as: radiation meter, 5-gas meter, and temperature gun as well as reagent papers (pH and F papers). This equipment assures their safety when they choose to enter the Hot Zone to attempt any rescue(s).

Course Prerequisites: Current Hazardous Materials Operations level training.

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

Course Registration: To register please contact EM Operations & Training Manager Mr. Michael A. Rampulla at mrampulla@ncem-pa.org or call 610-746-3194 x3229.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2022

*NO COST to attend the course, attendance paid for by Northampton County Emergency Management via PHMSA TAG Grant funding.

**Lunch will be provided to attendees.

G-271: Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness

G-271 Course Flyer – September 2022**Flyer coming soon!

2-Day Course

Course Date(s) & Times: Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day (**times may change)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide training for local and state Emergency Managers who respond to hazardous weather events, while promoting partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Emergency Managers.

The goal of the course is to enhance Emergency Managers’ ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: Analyze how the components of weather interact to create hazardous weather; Anticipate the impact of hazardous weather events to enhance preparedness; Evaluate actions taken by Emergency Managers to prepare for and respond to actual hazardous weather events; Interpret information contained in National Weather Service forecast and warning products and other weather resources; Assess your community’s state of readiness for hazardous weather and flooding events; & Evaluate the effectiveness of emergency response actions for a given scenario.

This course is designed to help accomplish the goals and priorities of FEMA: FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Target Audience: The target audience for the course will encompass primarily the following professional groups: Local Emergency Managers (i.e., county, municipal or other jurisdiction); State Emergency Management Personnel, Voluntary Agency Representatives, Private sector emergency managers.

Course Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Recommended Prerequisites: Participants may benefit from taking IS-271: Anticipating Weather & Community Risk prior to attendance.

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

Online Registration: train.org

*Comments, questions or concerns please contact EM Operations & Training Manager Mr. Michael A. Rampulla at mrampulla@ncem-pa.org or call 610-746-3194 x3229.

**This course is being provided by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) at no cost.




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