Course: L550 CONTINUITY PLANNERS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, in partnership with the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative (RCPI) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The 2-day course is for COOP Planners or anyone responsible for writing the
departmental or agency COOP Plans. This course provides a step-by-step approach to completing elements within continuity plans. There are also wonderful stories shared about planning considerations and lessons learned between participants that can help you during your own planning, training, and/or plan writing approach.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 08:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 08:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gus George Law Enforcement Academy 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas 77469
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Assess or develop your organization’s continuity plans.
- Relate the planning steps to each phase of continuity operations.
- Identify key people to include in the continuity planning process.
- Identify areas requiring more detail in your current continuity plans
and develop a strategy or strategies for resolving them.
- Analyze the risks and vulnerabilities related to your primary facility
and the selection of alternate facilities.
- Develop a strategy for training and exercising your continuity plan.
There is NO COST for this training; however, all travel costs associated with this training are the responsibility of each respective agency and lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the student.
Registration accepted until Thursday, September 17, 2020 or until the class is full. Approved participants will receive an approval notification via E-mail.
**You will be required to download the student manual and bring it with you to class in electronic or hard copy form to reference during the class. Once approved for the class, FEMA will allow you access to the student manual about 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled course dates at this website: https://training.fema.gov/coursematerials/downloads?course=L0550
Applicants must register at www.preparingtexas.org course L550 or click:L-550, 09/23/2020 – 09/24/2020, Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, Richmond
Complete FEMA Form 119-25-1 (General Admission Application) with course code number is L550. https://training.fema.gov/apply/119-25-1.pdf
Submit the completed and signed FEMA Form 119-25-1 to: Rodney Grimmer via E-Mail: Rodney.Grimmer@fortbendcountytx.gov
Priority consideration for the 30 class seats is given to Federal, State, Local, and Tribal government employees in Texas.
If you need to cancel your registration, please forward an E-mail to:
Course Point of Contact:
For questions about this class, contact Rodney Grimmer or Tina Rose
Rodney.Grimmer@fortbendcountytx.gov or 281.342.6185
Tina.Rose@HoustonTx.gov or 832.393.1059
Brad McDannald, Master Continuity Practitioner, FEMA Region 6 Continuity Manager BradR.McDannald@fema.dhs.gov
Important Notice: FEMA Now Requires Student Identification (SID) Numbers
All applicants must register using a Student Identification (SID) Number on FEMA Form 119-25-1. Do not use a Social Security Number. If you do not already have one, obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number from the Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Administration (Go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid).
How do I obtain my FEMA Student Identification (SID) number?
Step 1: To register, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Step 2: Click on the “Register for a FEMA SID” box.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.
What do I do with this new SID number I’ve been assigned?
The SID number must be used in place of the SSN on your General Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1, Box 3) and the General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2,Box 3) for any courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012.