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Municipal EMA Training

Several times throughout the year, Berks DES provides a number of training classes for municipal emergency management coordinators and their staff.  Training is typically held on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:00am and 6:30 pm (usually two offerings of the same class) at the Berks DES offices located at 2561 Bernville Rd. in Bern Township.  A schedule of the various classes can be found on the calendar of events link on the home page or by clicking here.

Berks DES also makes available many of the training presentation PowerPoint files to be used as a refresher for those unable to make the instructor led training.  Be sure to check this page frequently are more training resources are added;

Duties & Responsibilities of the EMC

Debris Management Operations

MS4 Training

Initial Damage Reporting

Emergency Management for Elected Officials

Exercises

Throughout the year Berks DES participates in a number of exercises in which certain areas of the comprehensive emergency management program are tested and evaluated.  The most significant of these exercises is the Limerick Generating Station full-scale exercise held every other year.  The next scheduled Limerick exercise will be held in 2019.

Training Resources / Links

TRAIN PA - EMS and emergency management courses

US Fire Administration Training Page

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Training Courses

Pipeline Emergency Response Training