Course Offerings

Emergency Management in Manitoba

EM 100

General

Emergency Management in Manitoba is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of emergency preparedness and the emergency response system in Manitoba. The goal of EM100 is to demonstrate the core elements of emergency management by providing an overview of emergency management in Manitoba, including the various programs and the roles and responsibilities of the people involved.

Participants

This course is intended for individuals designated with responsibility for emergency preparedness or emergency response operations within a community or organization. This includes individuals from fire, police, ambulance, municipal departments, emergency social services, provincial government agencies and other participating volunteer groups.

Prerequisites

Completion of Incident Command System 100 (ICS 100) is recommended prior to attempting this course.

Availability

Coming soon to Manitoba EMO Emergency Management Training.

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Incident Command System 100

ICS 100

General

This course is designed as an overview of the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) and an orientation to the basic ICS structure, terminology, and common responsibilities. It will provide basic information about the Incident Command System to enable work in a support role at an incident or event, or to support an incident from an off-site location such as an Emergency Operations Centre.

Participants

This course is four individuals designated with responsibility for emergency response operations at an emergency site or emergency operations centre.

It is a required course for municipal emergency coordinators.

Prerequisites

This course is the starting point to develop knowledge and skills in emergency management.

Availability

Take this course online at Manitoba EMO Emergency Management Training or refer to the Manitoba emergency Services College course catalogue.

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Emergency Operations Centre Basics

EOC 100

General

This course provides an orientation to the community roles and functions of an emergency operations center (EOC).

Topics include:

  • Municipal response
  • Designing an EOC
  • EOC operations
  • Staffing
  • Information management
  • Emergency public information

Participants

This course is for the EOC manager and support staff within the EOC. This includes municipal management, fire, police, ambulance/hospital, provincial departments, agencies and volunteer organizations. This is a required course for municipal emergency coordinators.

Prerequisites

Completion of ICS 100 and EMO 100 are recommended prior to taking this course.

Availability

Take this course online at Manitoba EMO Emergency Management Training.

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Introduction to Emergency Social Services

ESS 100

General

Emergency Social Services (ESS) 100 is designed to provide a broad overview of the human side of emergency and disaster response. Whether it is shelter, food or comfort, Emergency Social Services provides the services and supports needed by those affected by a disaster.

The course will take approximately one hour to complete.

Participants

This course is the starting point for community staff and volunteers to develop knowledge and skills in ESS.

Availability

Take this course online at Manitoba EMO Emergency Management Training.

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Emergency Media Relations

PIO 100

2 Days

General

In all emergencies there is a need to provide information to the media for dissemination to the citizens of the communities involved. The Emergency Public Information course has been designed to meet that need by providing participants with information to plan an emergency public information strategy for their community or organization, and to respond to public and media inquiries for information during an emergency.

Topics include:

  • The role of the media in an emergency
  • The need for a public information plan
  • How to develop a public information plan
  • When and how to issue news releases
  • Planning news conferences
  • Why media act as they do
  • The role of the media spokesperson in an emergency
  • Simulated news interviews

Participants

This course should be taken by those individuals designated as the community or organization emergency public information officer or media contact person, as well as individuals who may have to speak to the media during an emergency. This includes: community public information officers or spokespersons, community officials, emergency coordinators, department heads with an emergency function, and individuals who may speak to the media on behalf of their agencies functions in support of community and provincial emergency plans.

Availability

By request through EMO's Training Program Coordinator.

Hosting community must provide between 16 and 20 participants.

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Exercise Design

Web-based Self Study - Approximately 15 hours

General

This course provides general overview of the exercise design process.

Topics include:

  • Foundation
  • Design and Development
  • Conduct
  • Evaluation
  • Improvement Planning

Participants

This course is recommended for anyone in the emergency management field with an interest in exercise design.

Pre-requisites

None.

Availability

By request through EMO's Training Program Coordinator.

Exam

The exam format is a multiple choice, true or false - a 70% grade is needed to pass. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate from EMO.

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Disaster Financial Assistance Workshop

½ Day

General

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a general overview of the provincial disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) program policies and guidelines.

Topics include:

  • Program standards
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Supporting private sector claims
  • Importance of impact assessments in public sector claims
  • Procedure for requesting DFA
  • Detail on the specific administrative requirements
  • Documenting damages using written reports and photographs

Participants

Municipal staff, including those responsible for expenditure tracking, claim preparation and maintenance of public works.

Availability

By request to EMO's training Program Coordinator or through the DFA Program office at 204-945-3050.

Significant Weather Preparedness Workshop

4 hours

General

Summer Weather Hazards and Climate Change

You will be introduced to the summer weather hazards on the Canadian prairies, and the types of summer weather to be concerned about throughout this active and potentially dangerous season. You will also learn about some of the worst summer storms to hit southern Manitoba. Being prepared for these events is important for individuals, families and organizations.

Winter Weather Hazards and Climate Change

You will be introduced to the winter weather hazards that affect Manitoba, and the types of winter weather to be concerned about throughout this potentially dangerous season. You will learn about some of the worst winter storms to hit the prairie provinces. Being prepared for these events is important for individuals, families and organizations.

This workshop will also provide you with information to stay safe during storms and in their aftermath.

The topic of climate change is on the minds of many emergency planners. How will global warming affect specific regions of the country?

This workshop will share the latest predictions associated with global climate change. It will also describe some of the potential impacts including changes in weather patterns, socioeconomic and natural habitat changes.

Participants

Anyone.

Availability

Offered seasonally by request through EMO's Training Program Coordinator.

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Manitoba Emergency Management

General

This course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of emergency preparedness and the emergency response system at the community level.

Candidates will be issued a certificate upon successful completion of a written exam.

Topics include:

  • Manitoba and municipal emergency response systems
  • Characteristics of a disaster
  • Municipal planning and emergency management
  • Hazard analysis
  • Psychological impact of disasters
  • Emergency public information
  • Emergency social services
  • Development of a community emergency preparedness program
  • Federal and provincial programs which assist communities

Participants

This course is for individuals designated with responsibility for emergency preparedness or emergency response operations within a community or organization. This includes individuals from fire, police, ambulance, municipal departments, emergency social services, provincial government agencies and other participating volunteer groups.

Availability

This course is being phased out. Requests for this training will be considered on a case by case basis.

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