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EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

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  • Robert Crifasi
    I am suggesting that each member of EmComm (ARES and RACES) take the ICS-100 course on-line. This course is intended for all first responders. Your first
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 26, 2005
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      I am suggesting that each member of EmComm (ARES and RACES) take the
      ICS-100 course on-line.
      This course is intended for all first responders. Your first
      reaction to this maybe "but we are Hams not first responders". On
      the surface that is correct and we should never assume we can or
      should take the same level of authority as police of firemen.
      However many of you may also be CERT, Red Cross or members of
      similar organizations. Even as members of ARES and certainly members
      of RACES (an extension of OEM) you will be working in close
      association with those that are considered formal first responders.
      In this capacity you will find you will qualify as a first responder
      under the broader use of the term as defined below. This course is
      an opportunity to learn the terms and concepts in use during a
      disaster. These concepts are used from daily emergencies through
      full disasters.

      Now is the time to begin not when a disaster occurs.

      http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS
      The URL address above will take you there. Cut and paste it directly
      into the address field of your browser. If you need help try the
      resources offered on the web site first, but please let me know if I
      you need further assistance.


      ==============================================================
      From the National Incident Management System page of the NJ NIMS web
      site:
      http://nims.nj.gov/factsheet.html#defsfirstresponder

      Definitions of First Responder
      The definitions of "First Responder" in HSPD-8 and the Homeland
      Security Act are much broader than fire, emergency medical, law
      enforcement and emergency management:
      The term "first responder" refers to those individuals who in the
      early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and
      preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment,
      including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of
      the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as
      emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works,
      and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators)
      that provide immediate support services during prevention, response,
      and recovery operations. (HSPD-8)
      6) The term "emergency response providers" includes Federal, State,
      and local emergency public safety, law enforcement, emergency
      response, emergency medical (including hospital emergency
      facilities), and related personnel, agencies, and authorities.
      (Homeland Security Act - 6 U.S.C. 101)
    • WA2EXX-Stan Rogacki
      I ve got Level 3 .. Stan Happy New Year. ... From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Robert Crifasi Sent: Monday,
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 26, 2005
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        I've got Level 3 .. Stan
         
        Happy New Year.
        -----Original Message-----
        From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Robert Crifasi
        Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:23 AM
        To: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [EC_EmComm] EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

        I am suggesting that each member of EmComm (ARES and RACES) take the
        ICS-100 course on-line.
        This course is intended for all first responders. Your first
        reaction to this maybe "but we are Hams not first responders". On
        the surface that is correct and we should never assume we can or
        should take the same level of authority as police of firemen.
        However many of you may also be CERT, Red Cross or members of
        similar organizations. Even as members of ARES and certainly members
        of RACES (an extension of OEM) you will be working in close
        association with those that are considered formal first responders.
        In this capacity you will find you will qualify as a first responder
        under the broader use of the term as defined below. This course is
        an opportunity to learn the terms and concepts in use during a
        disaster. These concepts are used from daily emergencies through
        full disasters.

        Now is the time to begin not when a disaster occurs.

              http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS
        The URL address above will take you there. Cut and paste it directly
        into the address field of your browser. If you need help try the
        resources offered on the web site first, but please let me know if I
        you need further assistance.


        ==============================================================
        From the National Incident Management System page of the NJ NIMS web
        site:
        http://nims.nj.gov/factsheet.html#defsfirstresponder

        Definitions of First Responder
        The definitions of "First Responder" in HSPD-8 and the Homeland
        Security Act are much broader than fire, emergency medical, law
        enforcement and emergency management:
        The term "first responder" refers to those individuals who in the
        early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and
        preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment,
        including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of
        the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as
        emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works,
        and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators)
        that provide immediate support services during prevention, response,
        and recovery operations. (HSPD-8)
        6) The term "emergency response providers" includes Federal, State,
        and local emergency public safety, law enforcement, emergency
        response, emergency medical (including hospital emergency
        facilities), and related personnel, agencies, and authorities.
        (Homeland Security Act - 6 U.S.C. 101)




      • Robert F. Crifasi
        Stan, Are you referring to ARECC level III? Bob Crifasi _____ From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of WA2EXX-Stan
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 26, 2005
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          Stan,

                      Are you referring to ARECC level III?

           

           

          Bob Crifasi

           


          From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of WA2EXX-Stan Rogacki
          Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:32 AM
          To: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [EC_EmComm] EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

           

          I've got Level 3 .. Stan

           

          Happy New Year.


        • WA2EXX-Stan Rogacki
          Yes. AREC Level II. Read you post in a ruch! The other thing the guys could learn is: NIMA - National Incident Command System ... From:
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 26, 2005
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            Yes. AREC Level II.  Read you post in a ruch!
             
            The other thing the guys could learn is:
            NIMA - National Incident Command System
            -----Original Message-----
            From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Robert F. Crifasi
            Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:35 AM
            To: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: [EC_EmComm] EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

            Stan,

                        Are you referring to ARECC level III?

             

             

            Bob Crifasi

             


            From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of WA2EXX-Stan Rogacki
            Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:32 AM
            To: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: [EC_EmComm] EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

             

            I've got Level 3 .. Stan

             

            Happy New Year.



          • Lawrence Stewart
            I have enrolled in the course. 73, KA2HJH Larry ... From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Robert Crifasi Sent:
            Message 5 of 5 , Dec 26, 2005
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              Message
              I have enrolled in the course.
               
              73,
               
              KA2HJH
              Larry
              -----Original Message-----
              From: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com [mailto:EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Robert Crifasi
              Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 10:23 AM
              To: EC_EmComm@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [EC_EmComm] EmComm members as first responders and the ICS-100 online course

              I am suggesting that each member of EmComm (ARES and RACES) take the
              ICS-100 course on-line.
              This course is intended for all first responders. Your first
              reaction to this maybe "but we are Hams not first responders". On
              the surface that is correct and we should never assume we can or
              should take the same level of authority as police of firemen.
              However many of you may also be CERT, Red Cross or members of
              similar organizations. Even as members of ARES and certainly members
              of RACES (an extension of OEM) you will be working in close
              association with those that are considered formal first responders.
              In this capacity you will find you will qualify as a first responder
              under the broader use of the term as defined below. This course is
              an opportunity to learn the terms and concepts in use during a
              disaster. These concepts are used from daily emergencies through
              full disasters.

              Now is the time to begin not when a disaster occurs.

                    http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS
              The URL address above will take you there. Cut and paste it directly
              into the address field of your browser. If you need help try the
              resources offered on the web site first, but please let me know if I
              you need further assistance.


              ==============================================================
              From the National Incident Management System page of the NJ NIMS web
              site:
              http://nims.nj.gov/factsheet.html#defsfirstresponder

              Definitions of First Responder
              The definitions of "First Responder" in HSPD-8 and the Homeland
              Security Act are much broader than fire, emergency medical, law
              enforcement and emergency management:
              The term "first responder" refers to those individuals who in the
              early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and
              preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment,
              including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of
              the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as
              emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works,
              and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators)
              that provide immediate support services during prevention, response,
              and recovery operations. (HSPD-8)
              6) The term "emergency response providers" includes Federal, State,
              and local emergency public safety, law enforcement, emergency
              response, emergency medical (including hospital emergency
              facilities), and related personnel, agencies, and authorities.
              (Homeland Security Act - 6 U.S.C. 101)




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