Coast Guard Group South Portland Division

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Leadership in Emergency Management 19-25 JUL, 2015

<![CDATA[FEMAThe Leadership in Emergency Management is a week-long training at Sector Northern New England Coast Guard Station in South Portland, Maine, where cadets have the opportunity to become certified in emergency preparation. ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System), ICS-200 (Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents), ICS-700 (National Incident Management System) and the required classroom ICS-300 (Intermediate Incident Command System) with a mock event at the end of the week.

Sea Bag Check List

Please review the PDF linked below:
Leadership in Emergency Management Training Information Sheet

Training Prerequisites:

Each cadet will be required to complete ICS-100, ICS-200 and ICS-700 *prior* to arrival for training. Links and descriptions may be found below. Please note Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: For each course listed, you will need to click “TAKE THIS COURSE” as well as “TAKE FINAL EXAM ONLINE”. Please forward copies of the completions to LCdr Forbes at

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

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).

Link to course:

IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

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.
The Emergency Management Institute developed ts ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Link to course:

IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) 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.

Link to course:]]>

What did you do this weekend?

<![CDATA[You know how sometimes when you pick up your cadet after a weekend, if you miss the Commander's wrap up, you ask your son or daughter what they did? So many times, they respond with "oh, nothing" or "the usual". This weekend, beyond a shadow of a doubt, you get to respond with "BALONEY!"

This weekend, we had the opportunity to spend a day with some some amazing crew members of the Zumwalt (and a lone, brave, Coastie!) to learn a number of things: take-downs, securing prisoners, use of a baton to protect yourself,  and room breaches. All that training took place in the morning, and after lunch it culminated in practical application of what they learned, where the Legion Hall became a ship, the crew members played pirates, and the cadets were split into teams. Each team had the opportunity to "take back the ship", securing the "hostiles", while under [Nerf] fire. After each team, they received a "debrief" from the judges, three Chief Petty Officers from the Zumwalt. We put this video together to try and capture some great moments.

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We had an amazing time, and are incredibly thankful to those that came to teach us new things! We look forward to the opportunities of doing more with the DDG-1000 crew!]]>