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Emergency Support Unit Training

The ESU is always looking for committed individuals who want to support and augment community projects throughout the county. The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management provides and supports ESU volunteers with a broad range of training to achieve these goals. Some of the ESU training includes:

  • Defensive Driving Course (DDC)
  • Vanessa K Free (VKF)  & Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
  • Orientation to Power Line Safety
  • Boating Operations
    • Water-Based Search Procedure
    • Diver Awareness
  • Land Operations
    • Land-Based Search Procedure
    • Marking and Tracking
    • 6x6-Wheel-Drive Polaris Operation
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Generators
    • Portable Type Generator (> 15 KVA)
    • Trailer Mounted Generator (15 KVA - 50 KVA)
  • Introduction to Incident Command System
    • ICS 100
    • ICS 200
    • ICS 700
    • ICS 800
  • Light-Tree Units
    • Handheld Portable Units
    • Mobile Units
    • Trailer Based Units
  • Chain Saw Operations
    • Debris Removal
    • Fuel Handling
  • Hazardous Material Awareness (HazMat)
  • Crime Scene Evidence Preservation
  • Search and Rescue Techniques
  • Throw Bags and Basic Water Safety
  • Intro to OEM and ESU
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Chain of Command
  • Paperwork, man-hour reporting
  • Radio Communications