Emergency Management Director for Sulllivan County spoke with KMZU’s Sandi Wilson about the “Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations” class taking place on July 15th at the Eureka Fire Protection District.

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Mr. Goldsmith says you do not have to be a government employee in order to partake in any course offered by SEMA. As an added bonus, SEMA will provide lodging and per-diem (for meals) to Missourians residing more than 50 miles away from where courses take place.

Law enforcement officers can benefit from taking these courses because they apply towards Peace Officer Standard Training credits.

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Press Release From State Emergency Management Agency in Sullivan County

(MILAN, Mo.) — The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is sponsoring a 2 day class “Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations” beginning on Tuesday July 15th at the Eureka Fire Protection District Training Center. This 2 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations. The course covers many aspects of properly locating and designing an EOC, how to staff, train, and brief EOC personnel, and how to operate an EOC during various situations. It is modular so that it is flexible enough to meet various jurisdictions’ needs. This training will enhance the knowledge of any individual responsible for developing, staffing, managing, and operating an EOC. Other individuals who might be tasked to work in an EOC staff members are encouraged to attend. Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) credits of 7 interpersonal and 4 skill development will be awarded to participants who successfully complete this course.

This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Required courses. For more information on the APS series, please visit http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/APS.

Interested individuals must register on the State Emergency Agency website (www.sema.dps.mo.gov) and receive the approval of their supervisor in addition to their jurisdiction’s Emergency Manager to attend. Tuition and books for this class are free; SEMA will provide lodging and per-diem (for meals) to Missourians residing more than 50 miles away.

Sullivan County residents must contact Dennis Goldsmith, Sullivan County EMA Director if they desire to attend at 660-265-5619 or email at usmc9906@grm.net. Residents of other jurisdictions must coordinate with their respective EMA Directors.