All-Hazards Incident Management Team Academy

NAIT’s Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management (CADEM) will be hosting our second All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) Academy from October 28 to November 1, 2019. The Academy will bring together Emergency Management professionals from across Canada representing the public and private sectors to engage in a week-long training event with two distinct aims:

  1. To build capacity to support Type 3 and larger incident response; and
  2. To provide opportunities for networking and best-practice sharing

Pre-Requisites

  • All courses require ICS I-300, recognized by ICS Canada and/or FEMA.
  • AEMA’s Basic Emergency Management is recommended for participants.
  • Candidates must have endorsement from their DEM, AHJ, and/or supervisor to attend.

2019 AHIMT Academy “Extra Curricular”

Outside of the Academy demonstrations and individual courses, we will be conducing several activities tailored to facilitate networking amongst Academy attendees and to provide access to global best practices in focussed professional development sessions.

These will include:

  • A “Meet-and-greet” event on Monday
  • Networking event(s) Wednesday and/or Thursday
  • Lunch-and-Learns Tuesday and Wednesday

Registration

Applications will open in June 2019 and close on Sunday, September 8th, 2019.

Registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the close of applications, Academy staff will ensure that organizational and regional representation is balanced in all courses. All applicants are required to identify their first, second, and third choices for courses.

Pre-requisites for courses are as follows:

  • All courses require ICS 300 as a pre-requisite except for Scribe, which requires ICS 100, and ICS 200 is strongly encouraged.
  • AEMA’s Basic Emergency Management is recommended for participants.
  • Candidates must have endorsement from their DEM, AHJ, and/or supervisor to attend.

How to Register

Applications will open in June 2019 and close on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the close of applications, Academy staff will ensure that organizational and regional representation is balanced in all courses. All applicants are required to identify their first, second, and third choices for courses.

Apply for the 2019 Academy

2019 Academy Courses

All courses will be conducted in line with ICS Canada standards. Where there is no ICS Canada course, FEMA curriculum will be used. Some training objectives will be met in the culminating exercise conducted on Friday, November 1st, 2019

5-day Courses

Start Date: Monday, October 28th, 2019
Tuition: $775

Incident Commander

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander (IC) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

Safety Officer

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Safety Officer (SOFR) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the safety needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an SOFR on an AHIMT.

Public Information Officer

This course is designed for a public information officer (PIO) assigned to an incident as a member of an AHIMT, local incident management teams (IMT), as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help students develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced function to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of PIO in an all-hazard environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

Operations Section Chief

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief (OSC) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an AHIMT.

Planning Section Chief

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief (PSC) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status.

Resource Unit Leader

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Resource Unit Leader (RESL) in an all-hazards incident. It provides an overview of the planning process to contextualize the Resources Unit then explores specific RESL functions and responsibilities including resource tracking systems, operational planning, and resource products/outputs. The Status/Check-in and Demobilization functions are covered to provide participants with the knowledge to perform those duties if necessary.

Situation Unit Leader

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to an SITL operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include processing information and intelligence, and developing displays. The course is an instructor-led training that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of an SITL.

Logistics Section Chief

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief (LSC) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities fall into two categories: responding to the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT.

Supply Unit Leader

This course provides participants with robust understanding of the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Supply Unit Leader (SPUL) in an all-hazards incident. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills of an SPUL organized by the fundamental steps of the ordering process. Participants identify information required for ordering, as well as complete required forms and documentation related to ordering, and anticipate ordering and supply needs for the incident. In addition to the ordering process, the course discusses mobilization, setting up and managing the Supply Unit, and demobilization. 

Facilities Unit Leader

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) in an all-hazards incident. The course walks participants through general information, including an overview of the Logistics Section and information on incident mobilization, initial situational awareness, and unit management. It also provides detailed instruction in setting up and maintaining incident facilities, including facilities infrastructure, services, layout, and security.


4-day Courses

Start Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Tuition: $640

Finance/Administration Section Chief

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) in an all-hazards incident. These responsibilities include managing the Finance/ Administration Section personnel and managing the finances and administrative responsibilities during an incident.


3-day Courses

Start Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Tuition: $495

Liaison Officer

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Liaison Officer (LOFR) in an all-hazards incident.

Documentation Unit Leader and Scribe

This course provides participants with a robust understanding of the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL) and the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Scribe in an all-hazards incident.

Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management

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