Volunteers in Public Safety Support
The Volunteers in Public Safety Support (VIPSS) course offers community members who've taken a strong interest in public safety a chance to continue their learning and practical experience by participating in an enhanced Public Safety Support Citizen Academy. Graduates of the VIPSS/Public Safety Support Citizen Academy will be called upon to provide support during times of emergencies or natural disasters as well as volunteer during special and routine events. Preference is given to those who have completed a citizens academy for their local police or fire agency.
Extensive eight week training curriculum including units on:
- Disaster preparedness
- Terrorism prevention and awareness
- CBRNE indicators
- First aid
- Traffic control
- Interoperable communications
- Fire safety
- Light search and rescue operations
- Ages: 20 and older
- Must be a Central Ohio resident with reliable transportation
A background check for those 16 and older must be completed. For details about the background check contact Sgt. Samuel Byrd at 614-525-6317.
- Completion of ICS courses 100b, 200b, and 700a - available on-line at training.fema.gov/IS/
- Completion of a satisfactory background check
Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning May 3, 2016 through June 16, 2016
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
|5/3/2016||Introduction (.5 hrs) / See Something Say Something (1.hrs)/ FEMA Web (.5)/ Children in Congregate (1.5 hrs)|
|5/5/2016||Disaster Preparation (2 hrs) / Public Health (1.5 hrs)|
|5/10/2016||Columbus Regional Airports (1.75hrs )/ Private Sector Security (1.75hrs)|
|5/12/2016||FC EMA (1.75)/ AEP (1hrs)/ Columbia Gas (1 hrs.)|
|5/17/2016||Utility Controls (1.75hrs.)/ Search & Rescue (1.75)|
|5/19/2016||Incident Command (2hrs.)/ Large Venue (1hr) /COTA(1hr)|
|5/24/2016||Terrorism (2.5 hrs.)/ Scenarios(1 hrs.)|
|5/31/2016||CPR / AED|
|6/2/2016||Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)|
|6/7/2016||Make Up Classes|
Franklin County Hall of Justice
369 S. High St.
Columbus Ohio 43215
Application deadline is March 30, 2016.
If you would like to apply, please download and fill out the application and e-mail it to Sergeant Samuel Byrd (contact information is listed below).
Sergeant Samuel Byrd