March 5, 2007
MRPC offering incident command training for local elected officials
ST. JAMES—To help local elected officials better handle emergencies and to ensure they are compliant with national training requirements, the Meramec Regional Planning and the Meramec Regional Emergency Planning Committee are hosting a two-hour elected officials training on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The training is provided by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
The class is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 8, 2007, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO.
The workshop will present a broad overview of the Incident Command System as well as its general structure, flexibility and potential impact on emergency management. The class is POST certified.
To register by phone for the training, persons should contact Tina Brown at SEMA at 573-526-9215.
The Meramec Regional Emergency Planning Committee works with local governments as well as the private sector to maintain plans responsive to chemical hazards, which seriously threaten the area. The committee periodically coordinates and offers training opportunities for emergency responders in the region. Quarterly meetings are open to the public. Meramec Regional Planning Commission, a voluntary council of local governments serving the eight-county Meramec Region, provides staff support for the local emergency planning committee.
Mayors and presiding commissioners from Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their cities as well as at-large commissions makeup MRPC’s board.
For more information, please contact Tammy Snodgrass at 573-265-2993 or by email at tsnodgrass at meramecregion.org.