Training
Our Volunteers are required some minimum training. We offer classroom versions of all the classes listed below. If you're interested in volunteering with us and want to get ahead, please click on the links below and start your independent study program. 
Course Information
IS-100.B:
Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200.B:
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
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).
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 
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IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
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Scheduled Training and Exercises
  1. APR 22
    Full Scale Exercise
    There will be a full scale exercise at Weslaco High School on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 8am until 4pm. For more information, click on the FULL SCALE EXERCISE tab at the top of the page.
  2. JUN 18-22
    RGV Youth Preparedness Camp
    This week long camp will certify you in CERT, teach you leadership, and help you set up a community action plan to take back to your community. Click on the CAMP INFO button for more information
  3. JUL 10-12
    NIMS 300 course
    This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses.
  4. JUL 19-23
    NIMS 400 course
    This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.
  5. JUL 2017
    Youth Preparedness Council Summit
    More information will be provided at a later date.