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EMS Miscellaneous Training Resources

This page provides information on various training resources for Wisconsin EMS services.

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, Community Building 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 its website at Professional Development Programs for more information.

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

Self-Study Courses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers 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 CEUs 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 the 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 two-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 services 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 May 5, 2020