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Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association
1200 Foster Rd, Napa, CA 94559
Preparation is key when it comes to emergency response. In order to protect our team members, we ask that our volunteers undergo the necessary training and work to ensure that they will be sworn in as Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) for liability coverage.
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). The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch
At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
Go at your own pace ~ 2 hours
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
The course is intended for a wide audience of personnel which includes government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners, senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials and other individuals with emergency management responsibilities including prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation.
Go at your own pace ~ 3.5 hours
During a disaster, the California OES is often overwhelmed, and we do not always know when they will be able to spare a representative to swear in volunteers as official Disaster Service Workers (DSW). This is why it is important that NCAEP Emergency Response Team members undergo the necessary training to be deployed as DSWs under the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services (OES). Injuries sustained while working on DSW orders are covered through the State of California Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program. The following coursework is mandatory for all Disaster Service Workers in Yolo County (you do NOT have to be a resident of Yolo Co.).
Yolo Co. Disaster Service Worker Course
Field disaster response provided by NCAEP Emergency Response Team utilizes the incident command system (ICS), a planning and operational tool to facilitate an effective and coordinated response to a disaster.
The Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners (NCAEP) will continue to deploy to disasters at the request of emergency office officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering social distancing and required PPE, deploying to an incident will offer new challenges. The following protocols will be observed in an effort to limit exposure to and spread of coronavirus.
DO NOT attempt to volunteer if:
If you do decide that it is safe for you to respond:
Conditions will not be ideal. Inevitably, there will be issues that will come up that we have not considered. We will discuss these in a calm, rational manner and come up with the best solution, adhering to protocols from the CDC and County of Deployment’s Public Health office.
National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) in conjunction with the American Red Cross is providing guidance and educational slideshows intended to ensure jurisdictions are aware of planning changes necessary to meet the extra burden in cleaning, staffing, and logistics during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.