entitled: Federal Emergency Management Incident Command Systems MGT-347. The 4.5 hour course presented participants with educational environment to study and practice the use of the most common fifteen Incident Command Systems forms, how to create SMART objectives with respect to incident planning; and how and when the forms are used in the incident action planning process. Seminar participants were required to take a pre-test to gauge understanding, as well pass a post test to demonstrate comprehension.
The seminar was taught by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M University System, and world renowned for its hands-on and customized training. TEEX’s goals include protecting people and the environment, building a safe, modern infrastructure, providing technical training and promoting economic development. The agency’s ongoing efforts have resulted in cleaner drinking water, better roads and infrastructure, safer workplaces and improved public safety and security through the training of law enforcement officers, firefighters and search and rescue personnel. Home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center since 1998, TEEX has been at the forefront of preparing the emergency response community to prepare for, respond to, manage and recover from large-scale terrorist incidents, natural disasters and public health emergencies.
The Marco Island Fire-Rescue and Police Departments coordinated together to obtain and put on the no-cost MGT-347 seminar to be held on the City campus to increase attendance and reduce costs. The City of Marco Island opened the seminar to all other governmental units in Collier County, and a significant number of other allied professionals attending including personnel from the Naples Police Department, Isle of Capri, Golden Gate and East Naples Fire Departments, the Collier County Health Department, and the Civil Air Patrol.