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Managing the Incident

Event Date(s)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8:00am - Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:00pm


Managing the Incident:  A Leadership Guide for All-Hazard Events

Sponsored by the National Sheriffs' Association in conjunction with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under DHS Grant EMW-2011-CA-00095-S01
(Certified Department of Homeland Security Course # AWR-184)

Host: Baker County Sheriff's Office

Tuition: FREE

About the course:  The Managing the Incident class has been designed in cooperation with Sheriffs from small and medium communities, and from rural and urban settings.  The one-day training program addresses a variety of key considerations that play a role in any successful response, including updated information on the terrorist threat, an overview of the roles and responsibilities of various agencies during an event, the role of the National Response Framework, and the importance of information exchange and communications with other agencies and the public.

Course content includes:

  • An overview of terrorism, terrorist groups and methods.
  • Different types and categories of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).  
  • An overview of the National Response Framework.
  • Roles and responsibilities at the local, state and Federal level.
  • Identification of threats, vulnerabilities and resources in a community/jurisdiction.
  • All hazards planning and partnerships.
  • Selecting Public Information Officers (PIOs)
  • Procedures for conducting press conferences,
  • Maximizing available of sources for information.
  • Exchanging information.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) and current NIMS compliance standards.
  • An unfolding scenario that involves WMD, terrorism, and a school invasion allows participants to test their plans as the course is delivered.  Participants must respond together to events as they unfold, providing them with an opportunity to test existing plans, and to forge new partnerships with other participants and their agencies.

Registration:  Download NSA registration form  For additional information, contact Lynn Topp, Program Manager at 1-800-424-7827, ext 333
or via email:

Download training announcement for this course (pdf)

Location: Baker County Detention Center, 1 Sheriff's Office Drive, Macclenny, FL

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