The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering a course covering fundamental concepts of interagency logistics (IL) in 2015.
The course consists of seminars on operation practices that involve agencies working together in the case of an emergency. Course goals include familiarizing participants with logistics planning between the different levels of government and private organizations and individuals.
The interagency or "Whole Community" approach facilitates cooperation between emergency responders in all aspects of a community. The material will also include IL Partner organizations that specialize in disaster response.
There are no required courses needed to participate, but FEMA suggests that participants pursue courses such as Orientation to Logistics, and introductory courses for the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework, among other courses offered by the agency.
The course is recommended for middle and senior logistics and emergency managers within the Department of Homeland Security; federal, state, local government personnel; and military personnel. Private citizens who volunteer or work for non-governmental agencies are also invited to attend.
The course will take place at the FEMA Distribution Center in Frederick, Maryland. It will be offered Jan. 26 to 30; April 13 to 17; and June 1 to 5.
For application information, visit training.fema.gov.