Training Opportunities

The following is a list of disaster response trainings currently available in the Orange County area.


 Basic Level – Recommended Classes: 


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones for the first 72 hours following a disaster, when first responders may not be able to reach you.
To learn about CERT or locate a CERT program in your community, click here.


Free Online Training


IS-100.b Intro to Incident Command System, ICS-100
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Learn more


IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. Learn more


 Specialized Tracks: 




Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training

Whether you're a scout, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, our Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.  This emergency could be a major earthquake or storm.

Spring 2013

See flyer for prerequisites.  This certificate meets current wilderness first aid training requirement for a variety of organizations.

Fee: $100 - 10% deposit required.

O'Neill Regional Park, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA

For more information, click here.  To register e-mail Roger Tierney.


 Free Online Training 




IS-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
Provides guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency. Learn more




IS-907 Active Shooter, What You Can Do

Provides the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. Learn more




IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. Learn more


IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction
Introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. Learn more




IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution
Provides an in-depth look into the planning, operations, and demobilization stages of a POD mission. Learn more


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