EMS Miscellaneous Training Resources
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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
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
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.
November 18, 2013