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Public Health and Medical Services in Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

The PH Med DSCA CLASSROOM-ONLY course focuses on working in support of National Preparedness to prepare, respond, and recover from an all-hazards incident. Participants gain knowledge and skills using expert presentations, table-top exercises, and professional interactions. Major speakers are representatives from various military and governmental agencies including Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Northern Command. State and local topics are presented by state and local emergency management and public health officials. Additionally, we invite a leading industry partner to discuss corporate preparedness and integration efforts locally and at the state and national levels.

Course Prerequisites

  • IS 100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System or equivalent
  • IS 200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents or equivalent
  • IS 700.b - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS 800.c - National Response Framework, An Introduction

The above courses are available on the FEMA website.

  • J3S-T-US010 - Defense Support of Civil Authorities Phase I Course (JKO CBT)

The above course is available on Joint Knowledge Online

To self-nominate/enroll, contact the DMRTI Contingency Operations Program.

Note: Nominations for this course close 60 days prior to course date. If you would like to enroll after the closing date; please contact your service representative.

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Location  Nomination/Enrollment
Aug. 26-30  West Coast Contact the DMRTI Contingency Operations Program.

All course dates may be rescheduled if the minimum student quota requirement has not been met. In the rare event of course cancellation or date change, DMRTI will notify all students as soon as changes are confirmed. Confirmed registered students will have priority in the next course.

Last Updated: February 29, 2024
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