Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Training Event NYC in September

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NYC & Newark COOP Working Groups

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:30 AM (EDT)

New York, NY


September 10-12

8:30-4:30 (8:00 Registration)

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
120 Broadway, 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10271


Applications will be completed the day of the class. All students must register for a Student Identification (SID) Number. 
How do I obtain my FEMA Student Identification (SID) number?
Step 1: To register, go to
Step 2: Click on the “Need a FEMA SID” box on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.
          What do I do with this new SID number I’ve been assigned?
          The SID number must be used in place of the SSN on your General
          Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1, Box 3) and the General
          Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2,Box 3) for any
          courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012.

In the event of a pandemic, community officials, planners, and responders at all skill levels will be needed to help protect the public. Recognition of a pandemic will most likely come from public health authorities who have surveillance programs in effect in various parts of the world. The President of the United States, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and state, tribal, and local officials have urged community planners and public officials to prepare for a possible pandemic.

The Pandemic Planning and Preparedness course is designed to train responders who are faced with challenges posed by the threat of a pandemic. This training allows students to better understand the threat of a pandemic and the roles they play in preparing their communities and their employees. Throughout the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness course, various examples of diseases with pandemic potential are discussed. Influenza is a highly probable pandemic threat and is frequently used as an example; however, the objectives of this course apply to any disease with severe pandemic potential. Students will receive guidance for developing comprehensive and effective plans to prepare for the challenges of a pandemic. These plans should be based on information from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This course provides students with the knowledge to effectively plan and prepare for a pandemic. The training provided at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is guided by the definitions and competencies provided within the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza (NSPI), and the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan (PIP).
Course Goal

The Pandemic Planning and Preparedness course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and prepare for a pandemic. Successful completion of the course enables the students to understand the steps for developing an effective planning and preparedness program and development of a pandemic annex. The course culminates in the application of this training and associated planning material developed in a small-group, instructor-facilitated practical exercise.

NOTE: Jurisdictional plans may already exist. Students should refer to existing jurisdictional plans as a base that will update and evolve.

Learning Objectives

      At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to

•        Describe the components of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and a pandemic annex based on the guidelines of the CPG 101
•        Discuss the threat posed by pandemics, relating the threat to historical occurrences, causative factors, and the current global environment. 
•        Identify the types and characteristics of influenza and the associated implications for public health and communities. 
•        Describe clinical aspects of influenza and the stages of a pandemic as well as related preventive measures and treatment options for influenza. 
•        Describe federal strategies, assumptions, and preparedness requirements as they apply to response plans and actions for the state, local, and tribal levels. 
•        Describe elements of a Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan. 
•        Discuss the principles of mass prophylaxis, especially as they apply to vaccination procedures during a pandemic. 
•        Analyze the factors related to rapidly expanding the capacity and/or capability of an existing healthcare system in order to provide proper triage and medical care during a pandemic. 
•        Discuss planning aspects necessary for an effective community response to a pandemic. 
•        Apply the elements of a pandemic plan. 
Target Audience
 The Pandemic Planning and Preparedness course provides training for public officials and responders in fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency management, hazardous materials, public health, healthcare, public safety communications, governmental administrative, and public works disciplines who are faced with challenges posed by the threat of a pandemic. This class is also appropriate for members of the non-profit, private and financial sectors.

Continuing Education Units
The CDP awards 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the successful completion of this course. The CDP has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training as an authorized provider of CEUs.

Scope of Course and Agenda
Pandemic Planning and Preparedness is a 3-day training course providing an overview of pandemic planning, its challenges, and the facets of community preparedness that will assist a community to prepare and effectively respond to a pandemic. After providing lectures concerning various aspects of pandemics and planning requirements, the course culminates in a practical exercise that casts students in various government roles where they must participate in planning and responding to a pandemic. 

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