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DHRD/ORA U Course Catalog 2013 Emergency Response and Investigations

 

Course ID:            ER220
Course Title:        Traceback Investigations (NEW)
 
Course Description:  Through the use of brief lectures and an extensive case study, course participants will have an opportunity to work through the various stages of an actual traceback investigation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the actual documentation that must be collected during a traceback investigation and the various methods for obtaining this information. To successfully complete the course participants will have to develop an accurate traceback timeline and flow diagram using redacted records from a completed traceback investigation provided with the case study.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  1. Recognize the steps necessary in a traceback investigation to collect, compile, and analyze records, and distribution data to determine and document links between food product sources and points of service (sale) to ill persons.
  2. Identify the documentation to be collected from various food producers, distributers, and retailers in an investigation – given a set of criteria based on epidemiologic data collected from ill persons with common foodborne illness.
  3. With a set of available product distribution records, construct accurate traceback timelines and flow diagrams for firms suspected in an outbreak investigation.
 
Target Audience:  This course is intended for FDA or State emergency response coordinators, investigators, supervisors, or other staff who may conduct or assist with traceback investigations. Priority for this course should be given to individuals who will be able and willing to conduct this training (either alone or with other instructors) for other regulatory personnel in their jurisdiction or as outreach to other regulatory partners.
 
Prerequisite:  Prior to attending, participants must:
  1. Have completed their new hire training curriculum ~ FDA: Level I, including the audit, OR completion of 6 month district training program (includes 3 week new hire program) if hired prior to Jan 1, 2002 rather than Level I;    STATES: Basic Food Inspection Training Curriculum as referenced in Standard 2, Manufactured or Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards – PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED
  2. Complete the online training modules, Traceback Investigations (T101 – T105,) available through ComplianceWire: https://www.compliancewire.com/Net/Secure/login.aspx
 T101 - Traceback Investigations 1: Introduction
 T102 - Traceback Investigations 2: Point-of-Service Investigations
 T103 - Traceback Investigations 3: Distributor Investigations
 T104 - Traceback Investigations 4: Traceback of Eggs and Other Commodities
 T105 - Traceback Investigations 5: Concluding the Investigation and Reporting the Results
 
If you have not registered to take online courses through ComplianceWire, please visit our website: http://www.fda.gov/Training/ForStateLocalTribalRegulators/ucm119016.htm
 
Course Duration: 2.7 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER300
Course Title:        Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding  
                              Incidents
(ICS-300)
 
Course Description: This course is for personnelwho require advanced application of the ICS. The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. The primary target audiences are response personnel that may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe ICS fundamentals and how ICS fits into the Command and Management component of NIMS.
  2. Define and identify the primary features of Unified Command how it functions on a multijurisdiction or multiagency incident.
  3. Describe methods and tools used to assess incident/event complexity and the process for developing incident objectives, strategies, and tactics.
  4. Identify the differences between planning for incidents and events and the major planning steps including logistical concerns, cost-benefit analysis, understanding the situation, developing and implementing the plan, and evaluating the plan.
  5. Identify and describe basic principles of resource management.
  6. Describe the importance of a demobilization planning, to include the transfer of command and closeout.
 
Target Audience: Federal, State and Local Regulators involved in Incident Command.
 
Prerequisites: Prior to attending classroom courses the following FEMA web courses must be completed and verified by their Regional Training Officer and the DHRD training officer http://www.training.fema.gov/NIMS

Web courses and recommended sequence:
  1. IS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  2. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS
  3. ICS-200Basic ICS
  4. IS-800 Introduction to National Response Plan (NRP)
 
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: 2.2
 
Course ID:             ER321
Course Title:         Produce Farm Investigations
 
Course Description: The goal of the Produce Farm Investigations course is to train investigators and inspectors on how to conduct investigations at farms and packing facilities that have been implicated in fresh produce related outbreaks and positive pathogen samples. These findings will be used to identify possible contributing factors and environmental antecedents that led to the contamination.
 
This course provides information on practices and conditions that may lead to microbiological contamination of fresh produce. The course includes site visits and hands-on exercises.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify and document how fresh produce became microbiologically contaminated by identifying potential sources and routes of contamination. 
  2. Apply current Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) principles during produce farm investigations.
  3. Collect information on fresh produce farm and packing facility practices and conditions.
 
Target Audience: Investigators, analysts and inspectors who will conduct produce farm investigations.
 
Prerequisites: None
 
Course Duration: 4.5 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER324
Course Title:         Epi-Ready for Response Teams
 
Course Description: This intermediate to advanced workshop is intended to prepare FDA and State RRT team members responding to food and feed emergencies individually or in partnership with other FDA Districts and/or States. Course components will build upon the basic Incident Command System structure, effective communications, team building and foodborne illness investigations and awareness.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Distinguish between active and passive surveillance systems.
  2. Use epidemiological study methods to interpret data and identify associations of time, place and persons.
  3. Identify the roles, responsibilities that must be performed during a foodborne illness outbreak investigation for members of multi-disciplined teams.
  4. Distinguish a hypothesis from a case definition as related to a foodborne outbreak.
  5. Define a foodborne outbreak and various indicators that lead to a foodborne illness investigation, tracebacks and recalls.
  6. Recognize systems to interview personnel, conduct food prep and/or manufacturing review to identify CSP (contamination, survival and proliferation) and collect laboratory samples.
  7. Recognize the significance and meaning of epidemiology terms and calculations as they apply to foodborne outbreaks and implicated environments or food products.
 
Target Audience:   Federal, State and Local participants who will have a role responding to or participating on RRT teams involving food and feed emergencies as part of a Cooperative Agreement State award.
 
Prerequisite: Web courses: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS
  2. ICS-200 Basic ICS
  3. ICS 700.A National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  4. Complete the ORA-U online Foodborne Illness Investigation courses (FI 01-06)
  5. Limited to Cooperative Agreement States and corresponding FDA Offices
 
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: 1.9
 
Course ID:            ER325
Course Title:        Foodborne Illness Investigations
 
Course Description: The course primarily focuses on the sanitarian/inspector’s roles in the investigation with insight to the other players on the team such as the laboratory, nursing and epidemiology departments. Course subject matter will vary based on local needs. Methods of instruction include lectures, discussions and hands-on problem solving exercises.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Differentiate various common foodborne pathogens in respect to typical source, growth and destruction parameters, incubation ranges, and disease symptoms.
  2. Describe the concepts of surveillance and associations of time, place and person.
  3. Define a foodborne outbreak and describe the various action levels that can lead up to a foodborne illness investigation.
  4. Assist with the environmental investigation:
  5. Interview food service personnel
  6. Conduct a food preparation review assessing preparation procedures for opportunities of contamination, growth, survival or death of foodborne pathogens.
  7. Collect laboratory samples.
  8. Assist in questionnaire development and implementation, and state the purpose and difference between case definitions and hypotheses.
 
Target Audience: Federal, State and Local Regulators conducting or assisting with foodborne illness investigations.
 
Prerequisites:  Participants should complete the ORAU online epidemiology courses prior to taking this face-to-face course.
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: 2.1
 
Course ID:              ER400
Course Title:         Advanced Incident Command System and General Staff – 
                               Complex Incidents (ICS-400)
 
Course Description: This course is for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. The target audience is those personnel that are expected to perform in a management capacity.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe types of agency policies, guidelines, and agreements that influence management of incident or event activities.
  2. List the principal factors often found in or related to major and/or complex incidents/events and the four expansion options for incident/event organization. 
  3. Define and list the principal advantages of using Area Command Area and describe how, when, and where Area Command would be established.
  4. Identify the major guidelines for establishing and using multiagency coordination groups and systems.
 
Target Audience: Federal, State and Local Regulators involved in Incident Command System.
 
Prerequisite: Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300) ER300
 
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:              ER402
Course Title:          Incident Command System -- Executive Review
 
Course Description: This is a half day course that provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS).

Course Outline(Specific Objectives have not been developed for FDA yet)
Part 1: What is ICS?
Part 2: ICS Organization and Features
Part 3: Unified and Area Command
Part 4: Coordination and Incident Management Assessment
Part 5: ICS Preparedness
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience: Agency Administrators (those not directly serving in the MAC/EOC Policy Group)
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Course Duration: 2-3 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:            ER415
Course Title:        Incident Command system – Mobile Labs (NEW)
 
Course Description: This is a 5 day course focusing on the implementation of an Incident Management Team (IMT) in conjunction with the mobile labs. This course will require the application and demonstration of previously acquired knowledge and skills. This course will prepare the participants to function effectively in one of the Command or General Staff positions of an IMT. Team members will participate in a variety of different tasks that take place during the life of an investigation, including inspections, sampling, records review, laboratory testing, compliance and enforcement. Exercises will focus on team interaction including mobilization, incident management and demobilization.
 
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the ICS planning process and the individual functional responsibilities;
  2. Communicate and interact with other team members to resolve conflicts and make safe, effective decisions;
  3. Understand the duties and responsibilities of the Command Staff during incident management operations;
  4. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff;
  5. Perform as a member of a Type 2 Incident Management Team in managing the incident and developing the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
 
Target Audience: Personnel who will serve as a member of an IMT in locations that will utilize a mobile lab.
 
Prerequisites: Prior to being selected to attend, participants must have completed a minimum of:
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS
  2. ICS-200Basic ICS
  3. ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  4. ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
  5. In addition, participants that will fill a Command Staff position must have successfully completed the following:
       a.   ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ER300
       b.   ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Structure ER400
       c.   Position Specific Training for your particular function within the IMT
 
Course Duration: 5 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:              ER420
Course Title:          Regional Incident Command and General Staff (ICS-420)
 
Course Description: This course is for those lead positions within Command and General Staff (Staff Functions) that will be managing the incident utilizing ICS protocol. The focus is on the application of previously acquired knowledge and skills necessary for each position. Participants will be a part of two types of groups (teams and similar position) during exercises. These exercises include a simulation of the mobilization, management, and demobilization all hazard incidents.
 
Course Objectives: (as identified by FEMA)
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the ICS planning process and the students’ individual functional responsibilities.
  2. Communicate and interact with other team members to resolve conflicts and make safe, effective decisions.
  3. Perform as a member of a Type 2 Incident Management Team in managing the incident and developing the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
 
Target Audience: Personnel who have completed Incident Management Team (IMT) Command and General Staff trainee requirements
 
Prerequisites:
  1. Position Specific Training for your particular function within the IMT
  2. Incident Commanders: ER950 Incident Commander
  3. Operations Section Chiefs: ER958 Operations Section Chief
 
Course Duration: 5 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER423
Course Title:         Incident Command Group (IMG) Orientation
 
Course Description:
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience:
 
Prerequisites:
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER424
Course Title:         Multi Agency Coordination (MAC) - All Hazards
(NEW Under Development FY13)
 
Course Description:
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience:
 
Prerequisites:
 
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER950
Course Title:         Incident Command System – Position Specific: Incident 
                               Commander
 
Course Description: This is a 3 day course designed to provide an in depth understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander or Operations Section Chief on an Incident Management Team. These responsibilities include: responding to the incident and command needs of the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities on an Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions and a final exam will enable participants to process and apply the knowledge.
 
Course Objectives: (As identified by FEMA)
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and the Operations Section Chief during incident management operations;
  2. Describe the relationship between the Incident Commander and the Operations Section Chief;
  3. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff;
  4. Understand the integration of FDA emergency operations and those being conducted by other governmental entities at the Federal, State, and Local levels;
  5. Describe the role of an agency administrator and how they may affect incident operations;
  6. Perform, with help from a mentor or qualified trainer as an Incident Commander or Deputy, or as an Operations Section Chief or Deputy in an actual emergency situation.
 
Target Audience: Personnel who will serve as an Incident Commander or Deputy and have completed required prerequisites
 
Prerequisite: Prior to being selected to attend, participants must have successfully completed the following:
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS 
  2. ICS-200Basic ICS
  3. ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ER300
  4. ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Structure ER400
  5. ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  6. ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
 
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:              ER952
Course Title:          Incident Command System – Position Specific: Public 
                                Information Officer
(NEW Under Development FY13)
 
Course Description:
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience:
 
Prerequisites:
 
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER954
Course Title:         Incident Command System – Position Specific: Safety Officer
(NEW Under Development FY13)
 
Course Description:
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience:
 
Prerequisites:
 
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER956
Course Title:         Incident Command System – Position Specific: Liaison Officer
(NEW Under Development FY13)
 
Course Description:
 
Course Objectives:
 
Target Audience:
 
Prerequisites:
 
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER958
Course Title:         Incident Command System - Position Specific: 
                               Operations Section Chief
 
Course Description: This 2 day course is designed to provide an in depth understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander or Operations Section Chief on an Incident Management Team. These responsibilities include: responding to the incident and command needs of the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities on an Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions and a final exam will enable participants to process and apply the knowledge.
 
Course Objectives: (As identified by FEMA)
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and the Operations Section Chief during incident management operations;
  2. Describe the relationship between the Incident Commander and the Operations Section Chief;
  3. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff;
  4. Understand the integration of FDA emergency operations and those being conducted by other governmental entities at the Federal, State, and Local levels;
  5. Describe the role of an agency administrator and how they may affect incident operations;
  6. Be able to perform, with help from a mentor or qualified trainer as an Incident Commander or Deputy, or as an Operations Section Chief or Deputy in an actual emergency situation.
 
Target Audience: Personnel who will serve as an Operations Section Chief or Deputy and have completed required prerequisites
 
Prerequisite: Prior to being selected to attend, participants must have successfully completed the following:
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS 
  2. ICS-200Basic ICS
  3. ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ER-300
  4. ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Structure ER-400
  5. ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  6. ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
Course Duration: 2 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:            ER962
Course Title:         Incident Command System – Position Specific: Planning 
                               Section Chief
 
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an in depth understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an Incident Management Team. These responsibilities include: collecting, evaluating, planning and disseminating tactical planning information pertinent to incidents.  Participants will learn the skills required to maintain incident information and intelligence on the current and forecasted situation and to accurately monitor the status of resources assigned to the incident. Exercises, simulations, discussions and a final exam will enable participants to process and apply the knowledge.
 
Course Objectives:
  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of a Planning Section Chief during incident management operations;
  2. Describe the relationship between the Incident Commander and the Planning Section Chief;
  3. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff;
  4. Understand the integration of FDA emergency operations and those being conducted by other governmental entities at the Federal, State, and Local levels;
  5. Be able to perform, with help from a mentor or qualified trainer as a Planning Section Chief or Deputy in an actual emergency situation.
 
Target Audience: This course is appropriate for FDA personnel that will play an active role in an incident response during an emergency situation. Once trained, personnel will be expected to fill the role of Planning Section Chief or Deputy Planning Chief. Additional classroom (ICS 420) and on-the-job training will also be required for these positions. These individuals will also assist their districts/regions with selecting the candidates to fill the other team positions.
 
Participants who successfully complete this training will be expected to participate in a prototype team that will be established and serve as a model for the development of multiple IMTs. As a member of an IMT, it is anticipated that teams could be deployed, as necessary, for up to four week intervals to mitigate incidents. While deployed, individuals will be fulfilling duties of the IMT and will be detached from their normal duty position—if necessary, back-ups should be in place to assume those duties of the IMT member. Those successfully completing the curriculum will be credentialed and will need to participate in an exercise each year to meet annual maintenance requirements.
 
Ideal participants for the training will possess the following qualities:
  1. demonstrated leadership ability
  2. command presence
  3. understanding of ICS
  4. proven ability to manage others
  5. strong decision maker
  6. ability to work well under pressure
  7. quick thinker
  8. good communication skills
  9. adaptability and flexibility
  10. understanding of their own personal limitations
  11. political awareness
  12. in depth knowledge of FDA
  13. experience working with Federal and State cooperatives
 
Prerequisites: Prior to being selected to attend, participants must have successfully completed the following:
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS
  2. ICS-200Basic ICS
  3. ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ER-300
  4. ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Structure ER-400
  5. ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
 
Course Duration: 4 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:          ER967
Course Title:      Incident Command System – Position Specific: Logistics 
                            Section Chief
 
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an in depth understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief on an Incident Management Team (IMT). These responsibilities include: collecting, evaluating, planning and disseminating tactical planning information pertinent to incidents. Participants will learn the skills required to maintain incident information and intelligence on the current and forecasted situation and to accurately monitor the status of resources assigned to the incident. Exercises, simulations, discussions and a final exam will enable participants to process and apply the knowledge.
 
Course Objectives:
  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief during incident management operations
  2. Describe the relationship between the Incident Commander and the Logistics Section Chief
  3. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff
  4. Understand the integration of FDA emergency operations and those being conducted by other governmental entities at the Federal, State, and Local levels;
  5. Be able to perform, with help from a mentor or qualified trainer as a Logistics Section Chief or Deputy in an actual emergency situation.
 
Target Audience: This course is appropriate for FDA personnel that will play an active role in an incident response during an emergency situation. Once trained, personnel will be expected to fill the role of Logistics Section Chief or Deputy Logistics Chief. Additional classroom (ICS 420) and on-the-job training will also be required for these positions. These individuals will also assist their districts/regions with selecting the candidates to fill the other team positions.
 
Participants who successfully complete this training will be expected to participate in a prototype team that will be established and serve as a model for the development of multiple IMTs. As a member of an IMT, it is anticipated that teams could be deployed, as necessary, for up to four week intervals to mitigate incidents. While deployed, individuals will be fulfilling duties of the IMT and will be detached from their normal duty position—if necessary, back-ups should be in place to assume those duties of the IMT member. Those successfully completing the curriculum will be credentialed and will need to participate in an exercise each year to meet annual maintenance requirements.
 
Ideal participants for the training will possess the following qualities:
  1. demonstrated leadership ability
  2. command presence
  3. understanding of ICS
  4. proven ability to manage others
  5. strong decision maker
  6. ability to work well under pressure
  7. quick thinker
  8. good communication skills
  9. adaptability and flexibility
  10. understanding of their own personal limitations
  11. political awareness
  12. in depth knowledge of FDA
  13. experience working with Federal and State cooperatives
 
Prerequisites: Prior to being selected to attend, participants must have successfully completed the following:
  1. ICS-100 Introduction to the ICS
  2. ICS-200Basic ICS
  3. ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ER-300
  4. ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command Structure ER-400
  5. ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  6. ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
 
Course Duration: 3 Days
CEU: Pending
 
Course ID:             ER973
Course Title:         Incident Command System – Position Specific: Finance/
                                Admin Section Chief
 
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an in depth understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Logistics and Admin/Finance Section Chief on an Incident Management Team (IMT).
 
The course will cover the duties of a Logistics Section Chief including: responding to an incident, supervising the logistics section and the personnel within the section. The duties of the LSC such as ordering supplies, setting up and maintaining facilities, insuring communications needs are met, and taking care of transportation requirements will be covered in the course.
The Finance/Admin Section Chief will be provide an understanding of the fiscal policies of agencies, including: incident and emergency fiscal policies, procurement procedures, dealing with personnel time issues, overtime polices, travel regulations, purchasing, and what resources could be available through the National Cache System.
 
The courses will be held together to take advantage of the fact that within an FDA incident being managed with ICS there is a great deal of potential overlap of these two positions.
 
Course Objectives:
  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief or an Admin/Finance Section Chief during incident management operations;
  2. Describe the relationship between the Incident Commander and the Logistics or Admin/Finance Section Chief;
  3. Describe the duties of the incumbent positions in relationship to the other members of the Command and General Staff;
  4. Understand the integration of FDA emergency operations and those being conducted by other governmental entities at the Federal, State, and Local levels;
  5. Be able to perform, with guidance from a mentor or qualified trainer as a Logistics or Admin/Finance Section Chief in an actual emergency situation.
 
Target Audience: This course is appropriate for FDA personnel that will play an active role in an incident response during an emergency situation. Once trained, personnel will be expected to fill the role of Logistics Section Chief or Admin/Finance Section Chief. Additional classroom (ER420) and on-the-job training will also be required for these positions.
 
Participants who successfully complete this training will be expected to participate in a prototype team that will be established and serve as a model for the development of multiple IMTs. As a member of an IMT, it is anticipated that teams could be deployed, as necessary, for up to four week intervals to mitigate incidents. While deployed, individuals will be fulfilling duties of the IMT and will be detached from their normal duty position—if necessary, back-ups should be in place to assume those duties of the IMT member. Those successfully completing the curriculum will be credentialed and will need to participate in an exercise each year to meet annual maintenance requirements.
 
Ideal participants for the training will possess the following qualities:
  1. demonstrated leadership ability
  2. command presence
  3. understanding of ICS
  4. proven ability to manage others
  5. strong decision maker
  6. ability to work well under pressure
  7. quick thinker
  8. good communication skills
  9. adaptability and flexibility
  10. understanding of their own personal limitations
  11. political awareness
  12. in depth knowledge of FDA
  13. experience working with Federal and State cooperatives
  14. understanding of the FDA procurement process
 
Prerequisites: 
 
Course Duration: Pending
CEU: Pending