FAQ of Training Division

Training page links:

The why’s and how’s of TRAINING Requests

The team has certain requirements set forth by NDMS regarding training. We have some restrictions that we must work within.

When can we train?
Field training exercises (FTX's) using our cache or equipment will not be scheduled or approved during our primary on-call months. This is so we are prepared to deploy immediately during those times. 

How can I sign up for an FTX?
If you intend to participate or attend any training program,  we must know between 45 - 60 days prior to tthe event, so we can make a roster. Our  our A.O. must verify your credentialing is up-to-date. After 21 days prior to the event no changes t can be made  to the roster. To participate in ANY training or deployment you MUST be credentialed and have a HHS credit card.

It is your responsibility to make sure all your credentials are up-to-date with the team A.O. If the A.O. does not have your most current records, you may not be eligible to participate in FTX activities or other training. If you are in need of CME’s / CEU’s, CPR, PALS, ACLS, etc., please let the training section know and we will endevor to meet your needs. We now have a contract with HMA Hernando Healthcare for on line CEU’s and CPR / ACLS training. Information will be coming as soon as HMA ratifies the contract.
Please e-mail your participation requests to John Crowley, Christine Archer, Christine McGuire-Wolfe or Karen Crabbe, Administrative officer (A.O.) , with your name as a participant. If you sign up for training, be there. Finances are tight and the team looses money with "no shows".


We intend to incorporate this within the quarterly team training schedule  for FY 2008.

NDMS/DMAT CORE TRAINING (In redevelopment by HHS)

In order to be considered deployable by both NDMS and FL-3 DMAT, each team member must able to show basic competency in the following areas:

Training methods include:

Training sessions are always conducted in an adult-oriented, learning environment. These sessions will use a combination of lectures, A/V presentations (Power Point, DVD, VHS, etc.) Classroom training is conducted several times a year and done in conjunction with the web-based resources. It usually precedes a field training exercise (FTX) that serves to incorporate and reinforce lessons learned.


Currently HHS is working with the Training work group to develop

Notice: The CORE training is not completed as of December.

NIMS / ICS training is completed (if you have completed IS-700 in 2005/2006 you DO NOT need to redo that course. Please be sure Karen Crabbe, Administrative officer has a copy of your certificate.
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers more than fifty independent study courses. These are self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. For most of our courses, you will need to download and print the materials. Others are interactive courses that you can take directly over the internet. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Each Independent Study Course includes lessons with practice exercises and a final examination. Students who score 75 percent or better are issued a certificate of achievement from EMI.
Course completion times vary from two to fourteen hours, depending on the course and the student’s background. College credit can be obtained after successful completion of a course. Click on the COLLEGE CREDIT item in the menu to the left of this page for details.

Electronic Medical Record Training (EMR)

Since we had our training exercise in June of 2006, none of us have looked at or seen the electronic medical records program. Many of the training officers, including myself, were concerned as to how to keep our teams up to date and familiar with a system that we never get to use. The EMR group has made a few on-line tutorials that will help refresh your memory of what you all learned. Please take the time to look over these and write any questions you may have. We will do our best to incorporate some in house classroom training as well. This training is for both Clinicians and Non-clinical staff, as you never know what your roll may be, or how the system may integrate with your discipline.
Please follow the links below. Note: some links use self-executing files
EMR User Procedures, Training Scripts and CBT):

a) EMR CBT Patient Triage

b) EMR CBT Patient Registration

c) EMR CBT Patient Treatment

d) EMR CBT Patient Discharge

For more information about EMI training; please click here (FEMA/EMI) . Additional Noble Training courses can be found at the Noble Training Center located in Anniston, Alabama..

NDMS Core Curriculum Requirements

NDMS has re-worked the online training requirements in an effort to make them more team-specific. If you have previously completed the 2004 & 2005 requirements, which was the DMAT CORE CURRICULUM, much of your training will be transferred to the new sections. NDMS will have this still on file, as does the team A.O. If you have any certificates form the previous UMBC training, please mail or fax them to Karen Crabbe, Administrative officer ASAP.  We need to know who has completed what in order to develop a training calendar to bring everyone up to compliance.
The new on-line training requirements for the NDMS/ DHHS/ DMAT teams in 2007. Will be coming out with the FEMA / EMI training. (If you have any desire to be deployed on a mission as a DMAT member, you must complete these when they become available, or NDMS will not roster you.)


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