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Free Virtual Region 2 Utility ICS/NIMS Training

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Zoom Virtual Workshop


Workshop Description:
This one-day virtual Incident Command System (ICS) and National IncidentManagement System (NIMS) workshop, which is sponsored by the EPA Office of Water, will help water and wastewater utilities in EPA Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), as well as their response partners to better understand ICS, integrate with other first responders within an expanding ICS structure, and implement NIMS concepts and principles that will help utilities provide mutual aid and assistance to one another. The specific courses offered as part of this virtual workshop are:
• IS-100.C – Introduction to the Incident Command System
• IS-700.B – An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

What is ICS?
ICS is a standardized approach to incident management that is used to coordinate an effective response to incidents by all types of organizations and at all levels of government. ICS allows its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure to match the complexities and demands of single or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.

What is NIMS?
NIMS is a consistent nationwide template that enables all government and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. NIMS requires all agencies to use ICS when responding to incidents. 

Why is ICS/NIMS Training Being Offered?
Feedback from utilities, states, EPA regions, and other stakeholders indicates that water sector-specific ICS and NIMS training remains a priority. 

Who Should Attend: Representatives from small, medium, and large EPA Region 2 water and wastewater utilities, water sector trainers, state drinking water primacy agencies, state wastewater permitting agencies, and response partners with an active role in water sector emergency response should attend this virtual training. 

Training Credit Hours: An application will be submitted for EPA Region 2 water and wastewater operators to earn training credit hours toward their license renewal requirements for their participation.

Training Questions: Please contact Will Keefer, Horsley Witten Group (EPA Contractor), at or 508-833-6600 if you have any questions about the training event.

There is no fee to attend this course, but please pre-register so we can obtain an accurate headcount and provide you with the Zoom virtual platform information.


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