The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), with financial support from U.S. EPA Region 3, is hosting a series of county-level emergency preparedness trainings for the water sector. The training and tabletop exercise will bring together local drinking water and wastewater service providers and other emergency responders to provide response training, enhance coordination and communication between all responders, improve understanding of emergency roles and responsibilities, and allow participants to discuss steps to be taken now to better prepare for a future water sector-specific incident.
This 1-day training consists of a half day of ICS and NIMS refresher training, followed by a facilitated tabletop exercise. The morning consists of a review of the key elements of the ICS and the five components comprising NIMS. During the second half of the day participants will have the opportunity to discuss plans, policies and procedures and to evaluate the systems needed to guide the prevention of, response to and recovery from a hypothetical scenario. The overarching goal of the exercise is to foster a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and capabilities of the partner agencies/organizations that would respond to an incident involving the water sector.
MDE will offer operator CEUs in conjunction with this 1-day training.
For further information regarding this workshop, please contact Erin Cabral by telephone (508-833-6600) or by email email@example.com.