OCU Hosts State Emergency Management Training

Ohio Christian University hosted an Emergency Incident Command course this past weekend for The Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Fairfield County Ohio EMA. 

According to Emergency Management Program Director, Thad Hicks, "We are doing some neat things within the emergency management field here at OCU, and leaders in the field are taking notice and want to be involved in our work."  First responders including firefighters, police officers, and military personnel from all over the state made their way to Circleville for the 2-day course.  In addition to current first responders, future first responders were also in attendance from the Emergency Management Program at Ohio Christian University.  OCU Emergency Management Freshman, Jerica Donald stated, “I am a month into my time here at OCU, and I am already rubbing shoulders with first responders.”    

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management system used by first responders and is designed to enable effective and efficient emergency incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure.  An additional Incident Command course, ICS-400 is scheduled for Ohio Christian University over the weekend of October 1 & 2.  This course is the next step after this past weekend’s course and provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. 

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