Training to Type, Typing to Train



Speakers:                   Mitch Stripling

Preparedness Education and Media Coordinator

Division of Environmental Health

Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL



Level of Knowledge: Multi-Level


The National Incident Management system stipulates across-the-board asset typing for grantees by 2007. This presentation will cover how to use local needs and NIMS best-practices to type environmental health staff for preparedness, how those types can help you decide what people and teams would be needed in an emergency, and then how to focus specific training practices (like workshops and exercises) on helping staff achieve the goals in those types. Using typing correctly , and developing your training plan, can help you build your EH professional skill set and more effectively integrate your state and federal partners prior to and during a response.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the nature of asset typing and how to apply it to environmental health
  2. Outline how to create competency-based training related to typing
  3. Link the success of team deployments to the robustness of your typing and training