Trainings & Exercises

Providing our First Responders with the training and tools they need to serve our community during times of disaster.

Disaster Training

Online Trainings

  • ICS/NIMS training - Incident Command System and National Incident Management System training is the core for any responder, whether you are a volunteer or paid staff. Introduction to ICS (IS 100) provides an overview of the standardized command system. ICS for Single Resources and Initial Actions Incidents (IS 200) provides context to the incident command system and is required for frontline supervisory staff in incident operations. Introduction to the National Incident Management System (IS 700) provides an overview of the multi-faceted national response system. These trainings can be completed free online through FEMA. Certificates for basic ICS courses may be required for employment or to participate in one of our volunteer organizations who support response operations.


  • Just in Time Flood Response Training - This online training is provided by the Mid and Upper Sacramento River Regional Flood Management. The Just in Time Flood Response Training Program is designed to provide essential levee patrol, flood fight, and SEMS/NEMS training for the emergency levee worker where extreme time constraints apply. This course is made up of five modules each addressing a different topic. Videos can be watched in any order. Recommended videos are also organized by position. To access the video/online training, click the link below:


Upcoming Training - None scheduled at this time


Past Trainings

  • ICS 300 - February 8, 9, and 10, 2022

    • ICS 300 is intermediate level training for staff who will act in an ICS leadership role in the field or in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) such as General Staff (i.e., Operations Section Chief) or as Taskforce/Strike Team Leader etc.
    • see flyer





Past Exercises

SAR EX rescue ops

Glenn County Search and Rescue Exercise - November 6, 2021

Glenn County hosted a multi-agency response exercise, SAR Ex 2021, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Mendocino National Forest near Alder Springs. This exercise focused on command and control, communications, and search and rescue operations. The exercise involved 30 participants from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Glenn County Search and Rescue, Colusa County Search and Rescue, and California Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES). This exercise tested the operational capabilities of our response organizations. The exercise provided an opportunity to deploy response equipment to the field to ensure its functionality for incident response. See press release for more information.


Glenn County Functional Exercise - November 6, 2019

Glenn County Sheriff's Office - OES and Glenn County HHSA  conducted a joint functional exercise to test sheltering operations. This exercise utilized the updated Glenn County Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan - Care and Shelter Annex and the new HHSA Shelter Field Operations Guide to setup a functional evacuation shelter in Orland. In addition, the Glenn County OA EOP - Animal Services Annex was activated and the newly received disaster animal supply cache was utilized to setup an emergency animal shelter. Exercise Flyer can be accessed here.


Butte-Glenn Healthcare Coalition Statewide Medical-Health Tabletop Exercise - October 1, 2019, at Enloe Medical Conference Center

Butte and Glenn counties hosted the annual Statewide Medical-Health Exercise. This discussion-based tabletop exercise included an infectious disease scenario to test healthcare surge and response operations through the Medical-Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) programs. This exercise provided a forum for information sharing and networking of Butte-Glenn Healthcare Coalition partners. See flyer for details



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February 16-17, 2019 - Glenn County MCI - Active Shooter Exercise at Willows High.  Local law enforcement agencies teamed up with local fire departments for a two day full scale active shooter response exercise at Willows High School. This exercise provided both classroom training and hands on, simulations to better prepare our local responders to work collaboratively during a multi-casualty incident. Participating agencies included: Glenn County Sheriff, Orland Police, CHP, CA State Parks Law Enforcement, Glenn County Sheriff - Search and Rescue, Glenn County Sheriff-OES, Willows Fire, Orland Fire, Glenn-Codora Fire, Kanawha Fire, Artois Fire, and Hamilton City Fire, Enloe EMS, Orland VIPS, Glenn County Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Glenn County Amateur Radio, numerous community volunteers. Thank you to all who participated in this training!


Glenn County Five Year Integrate Preparedness Plan

The Glenn County Operational Area Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) is a comprehensive plan that focuses on all elements of preparedness including plans, equipment, organization, training, and exercise. This Plan is formed by assessing threats, hazards, capabilities and gaps. The plan prioritizes preparedness needs and sets goals for completion. This document was formerly the Training and Exercise Plan (TEP), but was expanded to the IPP in 2021. The IPP is created and maintained by Sheriff's Office - Office of Emergency Services with input from responder agencies through out the Operational Area. The 5 year IPP can be accessed here.

*Page update 5/17/2022