Patrollers,

As reported in the newest e-mail from NSP National, all patrollers are now being required to complete  Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command System ICS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System course.  

I’ve registered the ICS-100 course and also ICS-200 and ICS-700.   At this point, only ICS-100 is being required of patrollers.
Prior to registering for the ICS-100 course, patrollers will need to obtain the FEMA SID (Student ID)   Here is the link. https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid  You may need to cut and paste this into your browser.   Click on the REGISTER FOR A FEMA SID button located on the American Flag.  Once patrollers have their FEMA SID, they can then begin processing through the online FEMA ICS-100.c course.

Here is the link to the FEMA ICS-100.c course      https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
You may need to cut & paste this link into your browser.
Once a patroller has completed their course, they should e-mail a pdf of their course completion certificate to me at michaelwalenta@gmail.com
Patrollers also need to register for the NSP course.
There is no cost with FEMA to take these courses.
There is no cost for a FEMA SID.
There is no cost with NSP for these courses.

I’ve registered ICS-100 with NSP course number  C179180005
I’ve registered ICS-200 with NSP course number  C179180006
I’ve registered ICS-700 with NSP course number  C179180007

For those who have completed additional FEMA courses, please e-mail me and we’ll see how we can obtain credit for you with NSP.
All 3 of these courses are open effective October 18, 2018 and will close on December 31, 2018.
Michael Walenta
West Michigan NSP Region Avalanche Advisor
West Michigan NSP Region Mountain Travel & Rescue Advisor