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Florida Week 2019

Florida Week 2019 Center for Domestic Preparedness Anniston, Alabama, Florida Department of Health and FEMA

On behalf of the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Preparedness and Response, it is our honor to announce the second Florida Week at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is confirmed and now accepting applications!

When:         March 31 - April 6, 2019

Where:       FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness
                     61 Responder Drive
                     Anniston, Alabama 36205

Who:           Up to 140 students from Florida may attend pre-
                     identified courses, open to medical professionals
                     and emergency responders, technical and
                     administrative staff, and especially those in
                     leadership roles.

How:           Applications are made online, using a Florida
                     Week course-specific promo code, available on
                     the CDP’s website. Students must have a
                     FEMA Student ID number (SID) to apply.

IMPORTANT: Under “JURISDICTION” on the application, select “Statewide/Territorial” only. This applies to all applicants for Florida Week.

Applications are:
•  Emailed for approval to your immediate supervisor
•  Reviewed by the State Training Officer at the Florida Division of           Emergency Management
• The CDP Region IV Training Coordinator will review and approve         application
•  Lastly, students are notified by email once their application is               approved


Full Course descriptions, target audiences, prerequisites and required promo codes are listed in the Florida Week 2019 Syllabus
•  Health Care Leadership and Administrative Decision-Making   
   (HCL) Click here Promo code:187HCL to apply

•  Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE Incidents (EMO)
   Click here Promo code:182EMO to apply

•  Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty
    Incidents (HERT) Click here Promo code:184HERT to apply

The deadline to apply for Florida Week 2019 is Thursday, January 31, 2019.

The good news is application and attendance at Florida Week 2019 is at no cost whatsoever to approved local, state, private and volunteer response team members, or to their agencies/organizations. The CDP Travel Office arranges each student’s airfare, ground transportation, on-site accommodations and meals to ensure a positive, seamless experience. Please see the CDP’s Travel Information webpage for additional details and the CDP Student Handbook

Meeting Capabilities:
The great news is according to the ASPR 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities, the Goal for Capability 2: Health Care and Medical Response Coordination states “Health care organizations, the HCC, their jurisdiction(s), and the ESF-8 lead agency plan and collaborate to share and analyze information, manage and share resources, and coordinate strategies to deliver medical care to all populations during emergencies and planned events.” Florida Week 2019 is an excellent training opportunity to assist response partners in meeting this and other necessary preparedness goals.

The CDP is the only training hospital in the U.S. dedicated solely to preparing health care, public health and emergency response professionals for mass-casualty incidents related to terrorism or natural disasters. As an Authorized Provider (AP) by numerous accreditation organizations, students can earn Continuing Education credits in the form of Contact Hours, CE, CME or CNE units, an important service for student’s professional development and occupational requirements. Please see the CDP’s Continuing Education webpage for a matrix of course names, CE credits and the associated accrediting organization.

Questions? Contact the Florida Department of Health Training, Education and Exercise Section: or
850-617-1519 with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you for considering this remarkable offer, we hope to see you there!