Montana APCO Chapter

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials

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Disaster Operations and the Communications Center

  • Montana Law Enforcement Academy 2260 Sierra Road East Helena, MT, 59602 United States (map)

Course Description:

The world’s first comprehensive disaster operations course designed specifically for the public safety communications professional!
This course serves to educate the public safety Telecommunicator on a wide range of man-made and natural disasters, their effects on the community and its infrastructure and the response and recovery needs of each. In addition, this course will provide Telecommunicators with information on overall emergency management and homeland security and provide guidance on continuity of operations for the Communications Center in the face of a multitude of disaster situations.

Topics Include:

  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • US Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Emergency Management; Emergency Management on the State, Local & Regional Levels
  • Natural Disasters
    • Hurricanes and Typhoons; Tornadoes; Tsunamis; Severe Weather and Temperatures
    • Severe Heat; Earthquakes; Floods; Wildland or Forest Fires; Volcanoes
    • Landslides; Pandemics 
  • Man-Made Disasters
    • Types of Man-Made Disasters and Terrorist Acts

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Hosted by the Montana Highway Patrol

Contact: Sgt. Drew Knapp,


Earlier Event: September 19
Chapter Meeting