National Incident Management System (NIMS)

http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/trainingmaterials.htm

Baseline Courses
•IS-700 NIMS, an Introduction: This independent study course introduces the NIMS concept. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
•ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System: This independent study course introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the system. This course also explains the relationship between ICS and NIMS.

Additional Courses

•ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents: This independent study course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the ICS. ICS-200 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

•IS-800 National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction: The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the NRF.

•ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents: ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.

•ICS-400 Advanced ICS: This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300.

EMI has revised the ICS 100 course to reflect lessons learned since its release in 2006. This course is NIMS compliant and uses the objectives developed collaboratively by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, the United States Fire Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Emergency Management Institute.

Note: IS-100.b is an updated version of the IS-100.a course. If you have successfully completed IS-100 or IS-100.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

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).

Six in 10 people with dementia will wander

We Can Help

The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs designed to assist in the monitoring and return of those who wander.
MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a nationwide identification program designed to save lives by facilitating the safe return of those who wander.

Comfort Zone® and Comfort Zone Check-In® allows families to monitor a person with dementia’s whereabouts remotely using Web-based location services.
https://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-wandering.asp

Crawford County, AR

Project Life Saver
Over 50,000 people in the USA have Alzheimer’s and related mental disorders.That number will triple by 2050. Well over 50% of these people wander and become lost. A lost person with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia represents a critical emergency. They are unaware of their situation, they do not call out for help and do not respond to people calling out to them. Nearly half of them will die and many can become injured or fall victim to predators if they are not located within 24 hours.

If you are not yet touched by someone with Alzheimer’s, autistism or some other related disorder, chances are you will be within the next several years. Project Lifesaver deploys specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families.

Project Lifesaver relies on advanced technology and a highly trained rapid response team of law enforcement agencies. Participants wear a wristband transmitter that emits a signal picked up by special receivers with directional antennas.

Caregivers check the wristband daily to make sure the transmitter signal is strong and the wristband is secure. The transmitter’s battery requires a monthly change, which is conducted by specially trained deputy’s of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

In the event a participant wanders off, the caregiver will contact law enforcement and the search and rescue team is deployed utilizing Project Lifesaver’s specialized equiment

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department
409 Main Street, Van Buren Arkansas 72957
Phone: 479-474-2581 Fax: 479-471-3264

http://www.crawfordcountysheriff.org/life_saver.asp

Missing, Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients A Growing Concern

In some cities, there are so many homeless people wandering the streets that others barely notice anymore.

But while mental illness is frequently to blame for their situations, those suffering specifically from Alzheimer’s disease may wander without knowing why they are there or where they’ve come from.

It’s an unfortunately common problem for people with Alzheimer’s to end up lost. But those who then vanish without a trace -– the people who cannot be located and are often never found –- constitute a rapidly growing crisis looming on the horizon for baby boomers and their loved ones.

The growing number of reported cases has not gone unnoticed by organizations committed to raising awareness about missing persons. “I’ve seen a steady increase in our own cases in the past five years,” Kelly Murphy, founder of the Omaha, Nebraska-based Project Jason, told The Huffington Post.

Project Jason offers resources to families of the missing and has successfully organized grassroots efforts to pass missing-persons legislation. Murphy started Project Jason after her son, Jason Jolkowski, disappeared in June 2001. He is still missing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/wandering-alzheimers-_n_3653267.html

Project Jason is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, and was established on October 6, 2003. Our organization primarily focuses on case assessment, resources, and support for families of the missing. We are not an investigative agency, nor do we perform searches. We offer services we are trained to provide. Kelly Murphy, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski, handles all interactions with family members, and has over 100 hours of professional training in various aspects of missing persons, including emotional support, understanding of DNA, support tools, databases and related matters, case management, media interaction, and more.

Register A Missing Person

If you are an immediate family member of a missing person, you may register with our organization by filling out our case submission form.

Project Jason
P.O Box 59054
Renton, WA 98058
Phone: 402-932-0095
E-mail: information@projectjason.org
http://projectjason.org/about/about-project-jason.html

Don’t forget National Night Out

This coming Tuesday, August 4
http://fortsmithconventioncenter.org/events/national-night-out-2015/
Exhibit Halls B & C
55 South 7th Street
Fort Smith,AR72901United States
Phone: 479-788-8932

https://natw.org/

National Night Out is two weeks from today!! Public Safety information and demonstrations, crime prevention tips, door prizes, food, fun and much more!!! Join us inside the AIR CONDITIONED Fort Smith Convention Center on Tuesday, August 4th from 5 to 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Night-OutFort-Smith-AR/137182366420011

Crawford County Fair

September 14-19th
We need Volunteers! Mon-Fri 5pm to Close
Saturday 9am-Close
Please contact Jim Jones President if
you have any free time.
We need to surpass last years 50/50 earning
so we can do a SAR 3 class and as well
as more training classes. This is your
money, your time, you organization :).