Homeland Security-Certified Course on Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities
Date(s) - 03/28/2016 - 04/01/2016
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Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is bringing a FREE Certification Course on Isolation and Quarantine to the Yosemite area.
Public safety and health care personnel in the Yosemite Valley, California area will be able to learn more about isolation and quarantine at a FREE Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course delivered by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).
RDPC is bringing two courses MGT 433 Isolation and Quarantine in Rural Communities and PER 308 Rural Isolation and Quarantine for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals to the area. Both trainings are half-day courses designed to provide small, rural, and remote communities with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively plan for and respond to events that require isolation and/or quarantine of their populations in a variety of low- and high-impact situations.
The course will be from 8am to 5pm, April 16, 2016 at Yosemite National Park – East Auditorium, 9024 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley, California.
Registration for this course is required – Registration deadline is April 1, 2016 at 5pm.
Participants will learn about several aspects of isolation and quarantine(I&Q) including – describing the roles of agencies involved in response to an event as it relates to public safety, learning the benefits of obtaining community support while developing and testing I&Q plans, strategize for ways to involve the community, interpret laws as it relates to I&Q, types of personal protection equipment, methods of infection control, identify I&Q resources and plan for resource obtainment and coordination, summarize specific I&Q procedures to include vaccination of persons needed to enforce and support I&Q measures.
This course was developed by NorthWest Arkansas Community College, an academic partner of the RDPC, targeting rural first responders – specifically law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, emergency management agencies, local health care personnel, and public officials.
To register – visit: www.ruraltraining.org
All training delivered by RDPC is certified by DHS and is offered tuition-free for a broad scope of stakeholders in qualifying jurisdictions, including the traditional emergency response disciplines, and other emergency support functions as defined by the National Response Framework, as well as critical infrastructure owners and operators.
The RDPC is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Training and Education Division (NTED) partnership of academic institutions with a vision of creating an environment wherein rural communities across America will have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to enhance the safety, security and quality of life for their citizens.
Current members of the Consortium include Eastern Kentucky University, The University of Findlay, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, North Carolina Central University, and University of California-Davis. Each of these institutions possesses extensive and unique capabilities relating to rural emergency preparedness training.
As a strategic partner to the RDPC, The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY, is responsible for technology including a large network of interactive television (ITV), videoconferencing, and learning management systems necessary to manage large student populations and deliver courses to rural responders across the nation.