Alcorn’s Square passes two tests by FEMA-Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Alcorn’s Square passes two tests by FEMA-Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Brenda T. Square, director of Auxiliary Services and executive assistant to the senior vice president for University Operations/Chief Operating Officer at Alcorn, recently passed two tests, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) and Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents (ICS 200), offered by FEMA-Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

“As a member of the Alcorn State University and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Emergency Management teams, and the Claiborne County Emergency Planning Committee,” said Square, “I value being knowledgeable of procedures and guidelines of the organizations that can save lives in the event of an emergency, and will continue to enhance my skill set by taking additional emergency management courses to better protect and save lives.”

The course ICS 100 offered provided the foundation for higher level ICS training. The history, principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System were covered. The collaborative relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) were emphasized.

ICS 200 focused on enabling individuals to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). Also covered was training on and resources for individuals who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.

“The knowledge gained in the two courses will be useful to me, the University, my family and others during an emergency,” stated Square. “I would recommend individuals involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts take the courses to benefit from lessons learned relative to the development of preparedness skills.”