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G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment Planning Course - June 11, 2015

G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment Planning Course - June 11, 2015

Start date:
6/11/2015-8:00 AM
End date:
2/20/2015-4:30 PM
Cuyahoga County Board of health - 5550 Venture Dr. Parma OH. 44130

EMA-G557 Rapid Needs Assessment Planning

Hosted by Cuyahoga County Emergency Management Agency

Sponsored by Ohio Emergency Management Agency

June 11th, 2015

 This “free” course provides information and resources to enable participants to develop an effective damage assessment program and conduct rapid and effective needs assessments. A good assessment allows community leaders to prioritize response actions ensuring the greatest life-saving and life sustaining benefits. Since resources are often limited in the first few hours of a disaster or emergency an effective rapid needs assessment allows for the efficient and effective use of those resources. Likewise, it allows local officials to evaluate their needs and request those resources that are not available locally to support life sustaining and life saving measures.  

This is a “Required” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes Local officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure. First response agencies (fire, police, EMS, etc.), planners, and county CERT & ARES volunteers will benefit from this course.  

Recommended Prerequisites:

IS-0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100; IS-0200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS-0700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction; IS-0800.b, National Response Framework, An Introduction; IS-0120.a, An Introduction to Exercises; and IS-0130, Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning Click on the following link to access the online courses:


Students must enroll via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website: .  Students experiencing difficulty enrolling should call Ohio EMA Training at (614) 799-3666 / 3824 for assistance with registration.  Course registration will generally close 10 working days prior to the course start date.  You can check your enrollment / approval status via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website.

 Lodging & Per Diem Information:  

Lodging, Meals, Per Diem and all other travel expenses are the responsibility of the student or the parent organization.  

The FY 2014/2015 Ohio EMA Training Catalog at provides additional information. 

State Point of Contact:  Susan Traylor, State Training Officer, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, (614) 799-3666,

 G-557 RNA 2015 Flyer.doc




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