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University of Wisconsin Outreach Programs

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Division of Continuing Studies continues to hold its "Nonprofit Development" series. This series of workshops includes: Grants Development, Proposal Writing Basics, Planned Giving, Community Fund Raising, Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations, Developing and Managing Volunteers, Building a Board That Works, Report Writing, Community Building, Publicity Media Relations, Publicity Writing Techniques, and Starting a Friends Organization. Other workshops of interest include: Report Writing, Publicity Media Relations, and Publicity Writing Techniques. Call the Office of Professional Development and Applied Studies at 608/263-2088 or visit their website at Professional Development Programs for more information.

Although these workshops are not specific to EMS, they do contain valuable information for community EMS programs.


Self Study Courses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of self-study courses of interest to EMS. For example, a self-study course in epidemiology is available. These courses consist of a combination of lessons, manuals, outside reference material, and practical exercises. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of each course and Cues are awarded as appropriate. Course materials are available for a fee. There is no enrollment fee. To request a catalog, call 1-800-41-TRAIN or visit their website at CDC Learning Connection.


Emergency Response to Terrorism - Basic Concepts

Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Technical College System are offering the National Fire Academy developed course entitled "Emergency Response to Terrorism - Basic Concepts" throughout the state.  Contact your County Emergency Management Director for course information and applications.

This 2-day course is designed to prepare first response personnel to take the appropriate course of action at the scene of a potential terrorist incident. The course will provide students with a general understanding and recognition of terrorism, defensive considerations such as biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive (B-NICE), as well as command and control issues associated with criminal incidents. When an incident occurs, the students will be able to recognize and implement self-protective measures; secure the scene; complete appropriate notifications to local, State and Federal authorities; and assist in completing a smooth transition from emergency to recovery and termination operations.

Representatives from the emergency medical service community are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 30 and registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

These "Emergency Response to Terrorism- Basic Concepts" courses are scheduled for statewide recruitment. The course may also be available in your community by request. For more information contact your County Emergency Management Director.

Last Revised: April 04, 2014