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Disaster Assistance Process Refresher and Survey123 Overview

January 6, 2023 8:00am - 4:00pm

​January 7, 2023 8:00am - 4:00pm

The Will County Emergency Management Agency has coordinated with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on hosting their "Disaster Assistance Process (DAP)" class refresher as well as the Will County Geographic Information System (GIS) Department to provide an overview of the Survey123 platform. The DAP class refresher will highlight and review the material learned from the 8-hour class including, how damage information is utilized by local and state officials and how to collect, organize, report, and analyze damage information. Survey123 is an esri product that county and state officials utilize in the event of a disaster requiring damage assessment. The Survey123 overview will show participants how to properly navigate the platform and templates.


K-12 Schools I Love U guys Foundation Workshop

January 20, 2023 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) are used for crisis response and post-crisis reunification in more than 40,000 schools, districts, departments, agencies, organizations and communities around the world. The SRP/SRM Training will begin with a presentation from The "I Love U Guys" Foundation's Mission Director, Carly Posey. Carly will share her story of what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, what went wrong and right on that day and the years to follow. Participants will then learn about the history, concepts and functionality of the SRP and SRM and how to implement the programs in your organization. 
Participants will walk away from the training with a deep understanding of how the SRP provides a proven, action-based enhancement to all-hazards school safety planning. After learning about the five actions of the SRP, and their associated directives, participants will be able to implement the program and enhance the safety plans of their


Winter Weather Hazards: Science and Preparedness

January 27, 2023 8:00am - 5:00pm

This class will prepare participants to understand the basics of winter weather science, the winter weather forecasting process, how winter weather forecasts are communicated, and the fundamentals of winter weather safety and preparedness. Since winter storms can strike every state in the United States, it is important that every community is ready for the hazards associated with them. This awareness-level course will fulfill the goals of the "whole community" approach to emergency management by reaching a broad sector of the community. Multiple core capabilities will be addressed, with particular emphasis on "public information and warning" and "threats and hazard identification."

  • Eligible continuing education:

  • APA, AICP Member CM | 6.5


  • IACET 0.6 CEU


Disease Containment Measures

Approximately 2.5 hours in length/ at your own pace

This class provides indicators related to various disease containment measures as well as detailed information on the declaration, implementation, and suspension efforts required during disease containment efforts. The class focuses on the roles of community agencies as well as how these agencies must integrate their efforts to successfully respond to a disease-related emergency. Case studies are used to provide real-life exposure to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation events.​

As we see the flu and cold cases increase, it is important that we are prepared and establish best practices for response efforts.

Once registration is complete, you will be assigned a username and password

Once logged in, you will have access to the course material


2300 Intermediate Emergency Operations Functions

February 14 - 16, 2023

8:00am - 4:00pm

Examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-Agency Coordination System. Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems, communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as well as training and exercising. Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.


Biological Incidents Awareness

February 23, 2023

8:00am - 5:00pm

his class provides an overview of biological incidents that have occurred; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally released, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrorist weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents.

This is a great class for those involved in the BioWatch Program!

Class ID: 30245

Class Access Code: AWR118

A FEMA SID number is required for registration. You can look up your FEMA SID, or register for a new one here.

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