(WAUKESHA, WI) –Waukesha County is taking extra measures to be prepared when disaster strikes. Seventy-five staff members from Waukesha County and partner municipalities and agencies will be part of a four-day crisis simulation training at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD. From June 26th-29th, attendees will learn incident management best practices at the Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC).
“This is a significant opportunity to work with FEMA to build a more resilient community by increasing our emergency preparedness,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We look forward to enhancing our capabilities in emergency response and recovery with this unique opportunity.”
Waukesha County Emergency Management is one of only 20 applicants from across the country selected to attend the IEMC training, which is funded by FEMA. The four-day course consists of training modules that cover everything from resource tracking to recovery planning. Exercises then engage the participants to deal with the effects of hazards that are specific to Waukesha County. The lessons learned will be brought back to improve emergency plans that are currently in place.