Last week the State of Colorado conducted the first FEMA position-specific training in Centennial. Ten students (including the deputy director of DEM) completed the course that took the better part of a week. L-964 -Situation Unit Leader is one of eighteen national courses. Instructors Pat Conroy and Todd Manns, both Type III-qualified Planning Section Chiefs put the class through both lecture and exercise with an emphasis on understanding mapping, field observation, computer usages on incidents, intelligence operations and the role of the situation unit leader in incident management. Attendees of all of the FEMA position-specific courses are required to have an initiated task book for the course position and are individually tested prior to certificate achievement.
The next FEMA position specific course will be Resource Unit Leader, Carbondale, Colorado the week of August 17th.
For questions regarding the course and scheduling of future trainings, contact Todd Manns, The Blue Cell, or the DEM State Training Officer, Robyn Knappe.