The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (JH~PERLC) offers three levels of public health-oriented training that meet requirements established in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a comprehensive, national framework for incident management used by response agencies from all disciplines and jurisdictions across the United States.
IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Provides an overview of NIMS (comprised of the Incident Command System, Multi-Agency Coordination Systems, and Public Information Systems) for all levels of public health workers.The training takes place over four hours. Participants are encouraged to take official FEMA IS-700 exam online after the training. (Learners must score at least 75 percent on the exam to receive a FEMA certificate of completion for IS-700.)
IS-100 (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command System
Focuses on ICS and more completely describes the system's organizational levels and responsibilities of public health workers in a crisis response. The training takes three and a half hours. Participants are encouraged to take official FEMA IS-100 exam online after the training. (As with IS-700, learners must score at least 75 percent on the exam to receive a FEMA certificate of completion.)
IS-200 (ICS 200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Teaches ICS concepts and principles for supervisors and those public health workers expected to fill leadership roles in a crisis response. Due to the content's complexity and the interactive exercises necessary to improve content retention and the flexible application of ICS to new situations, the training takes place over six hours, and participants are encouraged to take official FEMA IS-200 exam online after the training.(Learners must score 75 percent to receive a FEMA certificate of completion.)
NOTE: Attendees must have taken IS-100 no more than six months before taking the IS-200 training.
All three trainings conform to official FEMA mandates, include interactive lecture materials, and are tailored to meet the unique emergency preparedness demands and challenges of the local public health workforce.
For more information on this training, or to schedule this training at your agency, please contact the Center at 443-287-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.