On June 25, 2013, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 13-67 to formally adopt NIMS as Yolo County’s all-hazards management system. The adoption and implementation of NIMS by State, tribal and local organizations is a condition for receiving Federal preparedness assistance through grants, contracts and other activities, as stated in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5). This webpage provides links to ensure that Operational Area personnel are trained according to NIMS guidance issued by the federal government, Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) guidance issued by the State of California and the needs of the Yolo County Operational Area (OA).
An Emergency Management Training Plan was approved for Yolo County in 2013 that outlines the full emergency management training strategy. Courses below are part of the initial implementation of this strategy. Additional coursework will be released as it becomes available. Click here to read the full plan.
The following coursework is mandatory for all Disaster Service Workers in Yolo County. These courses ensure that personnel understand their role in Emergency Management and can work within a Type 5 (Low Complexity) incident.
- IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System - If you previously took ICS-100 you may want to take this course as a refresher (curricula changed as of October 2013).
- IS-700.a NIMS and Introduction - If you previously took ICS-700 you may want to take this course as a refresher (curricula changed as of October 2013).
- Disaster Service Worker Orientation
Many other courses are available to expand your understanding of your role in Emergency Management. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Personnel are required to complete the following coursework:
- IS-701.a NIMS MACS
- IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid, an Introduction
- IS-800.b National Response Framework and Introduction - If you previously took ICS-800 you may want to take this course as a refresher (curricula changed as of October 2013).
- ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - This course is only offered in a classroom setting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find the next opportunity to complete this course.
- ICS-400 Advanced ICS - This course is only offered in a classroom setting. Contact email@example.com to find the next opportunity to complete this course.
Classroom Based Training
In addition to the coursework listed above, the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services personnel can come to your agency/department/jurisdiction to provide in-person training on a variety of Emergency Management curricula. Below are some samples of coursework available (Note: all courses are customized for the group they are taught to):
- Overview of Emergency Management (Developed by Yolo County) - This course explains the overarching concepts of Emergency Management to a group of individuals.
- Proclamations 101 (Developed by Yolo County) - This course teaches time frames and considerations when creating an Emergency Proclamation. Proclamations 101 has been combined with the Intro to EOC course referenced below.
- Introduction to the Emergency Operations Center (Developed by Yolo County) - This course introduces the concept of what an Emergency Operations Center is, what it does and the Standardized Emergency Management System.
- Introduction to Emergency Support Functions (Developed by Yolo County) - This course is an interactive course designed to introduce a jurisdiction to the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and obtain feedback on how that jurisdiction would perform their ESF's (usually provided as a Workshop).
- NIMS/SEMS Combined Course (Developed by CSTI) - This is a certified course from the California Specialized Training Institute. Completion of this course can count toward personnel EOC credentialing as issued by CSTI.
All courses listed above are taught as an interactive class. Class lengths vary depending on the complexity desired in the interactive portion. To arrange hosting a course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.