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.
  • Click here to take ICS trainings through FEMA 

Upcoming Trainings

  • ICS 300 & 400 training - Coming early 2020: Intermediate and advanced Incident Command System training. This 4 day training is for management staff who may be assigned to Incident Command Post or Emergency Operations Center. 
  • G-191 ICS/EOC Interface Training - Coming winter/spring 2020: This course teaches field responders and EOC staff how to work together to effectively manage an incident. This training will include a tabletop exercise to test skills filling ICS/EOC roles.
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents training - Coming fall/winter 2019-20: Two day multi-casualty incident operations training will focus on response to a MCI, scene management, ICS organization, triage, patient prioritization and transport, injury management, tactical operations including terrorism incidents.
  • First Receiver Operations training - Coming spring 2020: One day training for healthcare staff to receive patients exposed to a hazardous material that require decontamination prior to treatment. This will be a hands on training utilizing PPE and decontamination equipment.



Upcoming Exercises

Glenn County Functional Exercise - November 6, 2019

Glenn County Sheriff's Office - OES and Glenn County HHSA will be conducting a joint functional exercise to test sheltering operations. This exercise will utilize 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 will be activated and the newly received disaster animal supply cache will be utilized to setup an emergency animal shelter.

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

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

Glenn County Public Health Annual Mass Vaccination Exercise - Late September (date TBD)

Glenn County Public Health will conduct a full scale exercise to test Point of Dispensing Site (PODS) and mass medicine dispensing. This exercise will activate the Glen County Medical Countermeasures (MCM) plan and test the Point of Dispensing Site (PODS) Field Operations Guide (FOG) utilizing the real life delivery of seasonal influenza vaccine to our community. Seasonal flu vaccine is offered for free to Glenn County residents at this exercise and during additional flu vaccine clinics.

Recent Trainings & Exercises

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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!


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