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OEM CALENDAR

Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens course

This free 4-hour course is designed to enhance the caregiver's awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepare, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response need of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is intended for senior care providers (i.e. family members, friends, personal attendants, home health agencies, in-house services, roommates, and medical personnel), care providers, emergency managers and first responders.

  • 2 separate classes, 1 day each.
  • Tuesday, October 7th, 8am - Noon (registration code 25784)
  • Friday, October 10th, 8am - Noon (registration code 14523)
  • Both classes to be held at the West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
  • Registration required. Register Here.
  • Questions? Email Heidi Mariscal or call (615) 880-2950
  • Course flyer

Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery

A performance-level course that will focus on the use of social media in enhancing disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. It will define social media and its uses and identify the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication.

Unlike traditional media sources where people are consumers of content, social media transforms people into both consumers and producers of content. These sources can provide rapid and immediate real-time information on an event so that emergency response personnel have greater situational awareness and can make quick decisions during crises. This course will provide the information (and hands-on experience) necessary to start and execute the participants’ social media disaster plans.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is targeted for a broad cross section of professionals involved in emergency management, first responder services, planners, and communication and public information personnel.

  • 2 separate classes, 1 day each.
  • Wednesday, October 8th, 9am - 5pm (registration code 81567)
  • Thursday, October 8th, 9am - 5pm (registration code 84572)
  • Both classes to be held at the Nashville EOC, 2060 15th Ave South.
  • Registration required. Register Here.
  • Questions? Email Heidi Mariscal
  • Course flyer

TEEX Wide Area Search

When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.

You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.

  • November 4th, 5th, 6th, 2014, 8am - 5pm @ Madison Police Precinct, 400 Myatt Drive, Madison
  • Registration required. Register Here.
  • Questions? Email Heidi Mariscal

ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents

This course provides training on use of multiple resources for personnel who require application of the Incident Command System (ICS) during expanding incidents. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. Registration is required on TEMA's application: TEMA Training Course Application 2012. Please forward all applications to Heidi Mariscal.

Prerequisites: IS-100, 200, 700, 800

  • September 23rd-24th, 2014, 8 am - 4 pm @ South Nashville Police Precinct, 5101 Harding Place

ICS-400, Advanced Incident Command System, Command & General Staff, Complex Incidents

This 2 day course provides training on the resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS 300 Courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400. ICS-400 explains how major incidents engender special management challenges; describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established; and describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established. Registration is required on TEMA's application: TEMA Training Course Application 2012. Please forward all applications to Heidi Mariscal.

Prerequisites: IS-100, 200, 700, 800 & ICS-300

  • October 14th-15th, 8 am - 4 pm, South Nashville Police Precinct, 5101 Harding Place

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is a FREE program to train citizens from the community who form teams in geographical areas of the county, train together on a regular basis, and work together during large scale disasters to assist their neighborhood and surrounding areas affected.

Citizens in the community are trained on disaster preparedness, how to cut off utilities, put out small fires, administer disaster first aid, safely search for and rescue victims, organize themselves and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Volunteers must enroll in an initial 16 hour instructional course that is taught at a convenient location in the community. Once citizens successfully complete the initial 16 hour course, they then continue training with a CERT established. You can either start your own CERT in your area, or you can join one in your area. Visit our CERT page for more information.

Contact Angela Roscoe or Heidi Mariscal to register via email for CERT Training or you can call at 615-862-8530.

  • No classes scheduled at this time.
  • If you are interested in scheduling a class for your group/community, please let us know.
Disaster Preparedness Presentation

Presentations on how to be prepared for emergency situations, to include but not be limited to: emergency disaster kits, emergency communication plans and much more. These presentations are normally scheduled on a requested basis, but if there is a community wide event, it will be listed here. If you would like to request a presentation/speaker, please visit our Request a Speaker page.

SPECIAL EVENTS & EXERCISES

This is a list of exercises scheduled throughout the county, and is for planning purposes only. OEM is not the lead agency in all of these exercises, and is providing this information for scheduling purposes only. 

CSX Tabletop: 2/19/14

Red Cross Tabletop: 2/26/14

Regional Distribution Site Full Scale: 3/11/14

Submit Event

Email Heidi.Mariscal@nashville.gov to submit an event for consideration in this calendar. Please ensure specific details are included.