Pre-Conference Training & Registraion

Registration will be open soon for the 2022 pre-conference trainings.
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G-428 – CERT Train the Trainer

Monday through Wednesday, August 23-25, 2021

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer (T-T-T) course is designed to produce competent instructors for the CERT Basic Training course. This course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s G317 CERT Basic Training course only. A competent CERT instructor delivers the CERT Basic Training course accurately, conveying the concepts taught in the CERT Basic Training.

G-489 – Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

Monday, August 23, 2021

This course is designed to identify those issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteers; how to manage these volunteers; develop a plan for your community; learn how to utilize and operate a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). This course will also discuss best practices for managing volunteers including their use by VOADs.

G-288 – Local Volunteers and Donations Management

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24-25, 2021

This training will support local governments and their emergency management partners in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster events at the local level. The course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.

G-317 – Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Monday through Wednesday, August 23-25, 2021

The CERT program is a hands on all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable 3-day course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT members learn to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.