Session #1 – 9:00-10:30AM

CERT-ICS/Leadership Integration: Session 1
Learn about the working difference between CERT ICS and ICS in a major disaster scenario. How are they the same and what should CERT’s expect when interacting with the professionals

Communicating in Emergencies with People with Disabilities: Session 1
This is a hands-on, scenario-based training designed to teach valuable communication skills with an opportunity to practice. Using an evacuation scenario, participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice goo communications skills with people with various disabilities. Everyone gets a chance to discuss and share experiences and best practices.

Emergency Communications: Basic
What you need to know to be an effective EMCOMM communicator. Radios, Go-Kits and equipment basics. Integrating with your team/served agency, the importance of ICS and next steps.

Leadership 1: Session 1
Shawn will provide some new leadership skills training. Classes will be different from ones previously offered at previous Expos and Leadership Forums. Registration for these classes are limited to 20 participants so sign up early! 

Psychological First Aid: Session 1
The psychological impact of a disaster on rescuers and victims and how to provide “psychological first aid.” Caring for Yourself, Your Buddy, and Victims: Steps one can take individually and as part of a CERT before, immediately following, and after a disaster. Plus some extra items for thought if time permits. 

Stop The Bleed: Session 1
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. WA State Guard preparedness/ Engaging Volunteers.

Teen CERT/My PI: Session 1
Individuals between the ages of 13 and 19 are often a forgotten asset in emergency preparedness and response. Learn about programs that are already available or soon to be available that will teach our youth skills that will make them effective responders and a conduit providing essential training to younger members of the community and adults.
Virtual Operations Support Teams – Deployment Stories and Security Basics: Session 1
Participants in this session will learn more about Virtual Operations Support Teams, lessons learned from activations for the 2017 Amtrak Derailment and 2018 Special Olympics, and basic security measures used to protect personnel and sensitive data.
WA State Guard Preparedness/Engaging: Session 1
Learn what the WA State Guard can provide for your group in helping to educate your community, agency or business about all things preparedness. Learn how to engage your volunteers in a variety of different activities to keep them involved.

Session #2 – 11:00AM – 12:30PM

CERT-ICS/Leadership Integration: Session 2
Learn about the working difference between CERT ICS and ICS in a major disaster scenario. How are they the same and what should CERT’s expect when interacting with the professionals.

Communicating in Emergencies with People with Disabilities: Session 2
This is a hands-on, scenario-based training designed to teach valuable communication skills with an opportunity to practice. Using an evacuation scenario, participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice goo communications skills with people with various disabilities. Everyone gets a chance to discuss and share experiences and best practices.

Emergency Communications: Advanced
Introduction to FEMA Emergency Support Function #2 – Communications and advanced EMCOMM. Voice and digital, HF operations, interoperability, the roles of the COM-L and COM-T and COMM Unit operations. This class will also be in preparation for the afternoon exercise where we will operate as a “live” COMM Center

Leadership 2: Session 1
Shawn will provide some new leadership skills training. Classes will be different from ones previously offered at previous Expos and Leadership Forums. Registration for these classes are limited to 20 participants so sign up early!

Psychological First Aid: Session 2
The psychological impact of a disaster on rescuers and victims and how to provide “psychological first aid.” Caring for Yourself, Your Buddy, and Victims: Steps one can take individually and as part of a CERT before, immediately following, and after a disaster. Plus some extra items for thought if time permits.

Stop The Bleed: Session 2
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Teen CERT/My PI: Session 2
Individuals between the ages of 13 and 19 are often a forgotten asset in emergency preparedness and response. Learn about programs that are already available or soon to be available that will teach our youth skills that will make them effective responders and a conduit providing essential training to younger members of the community and adults. 

Virtual Operations Support Teams – Deployment Stories and Security Basics: Session 2
Participants in this session will learn more about Virtual Operations Support Teams, lessons learned from activations for the 2017 Amtrak Derailment and 2018 Special Olympics, and basic security measures used to protect personnel and sensitive data.

WA State Guard Preparedness / Engaging: Session 2
Learn what the WA State Guard can provide for your group in helping to educate your community, agency or business about all things preparedness. Learn how to engage your volunteers in a variety of different activities to keep them involved.