Course ID   3422
Course Name   Water Sector ICS and NIMS Refresher and County-Level Tabletop Exercise
Sponsor Name   PA DEP: Training Section
Primary Contact   William J McNamara 
Website   Partner Website
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in conjunction with U.S. EPA Region 3, will host a series of county-level emergency preparedness trainings for the water sector. The training and tabletop exercise will bring together local drinking water and wastewater service providers and other emergency responders to provide response training, enhance coordination and communication between all responders, improve understanding of emergency roles and responsibilities, and allow participants to discuss steps to be taken now to better prepare for a future water sector-specific incident.
Course Level   Basic thru Intermediate
Course Content    
* First half of the day will consist of ICS and NIMS refresher training
* Participants will review the key elements of the ICS and the five components of the NIMS
* Second half of the day will consist of a facilitated tabletop exercise
* Participants will:
*discuss plans, policies and procedures
*evaluate the systems needed to guide the prevention of, response to and recovery from an incident
*discuss the roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of local, county and State response partners
Approved Industry   Drinking Water and Wastewater
Target Audience    
Public and privately owned water and wastewater service providers, public safety officials (law enforcement, fire, health, emergency management) from the local, county and state levels.
Training Format   Classroom
Type of Media    
Contact Hours   6.0