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Course Description

PER-902 - Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT)

The 24-hour HERT for MCI course is designed to provide medical operation guidance to hospitals, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), healthcare facility personnel, and others who may become involved in an MCI as a result of a natural, accidental, or intentional event. The course assists the healthcare responder in understanding the relationship between a Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), a scene Incident Command System (ICS), and other IMS used by municipal Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) during all manners of emergencies; addresses PPE requirements; and presents guidance for HERT design, development, and training. This course helps prepare facilities and agencies to conduct a safe and effective emergency medical response to MCI. This is a hands-on course, and participants must be physically and psychologically fit to wear PPE during the training. HERT MCI culminates with the application of this training in small- and large-group, facilitated practical exercises.

How this course is offered:

This is a resident course delivered at the Noble Training Center (NTC) in Anniston, AL.  It is also offered with a Train-the-Trainer component.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Have successfully completed IS-100.HCb, IS-200.HCa, and IS-700.a. It is recommended to have successfully completed CBRNE or HAZMAT training at the operations level as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120(g)(6)(ii), at a minimum.

Application Process

Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)

  • You will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to apply for CDP training.
  • Visit the FEMA Student Identification website to register for or retrieve your FEMA SID number. Once you have your FEMA SID continue on to step 2.

Step 2 (Create CTAS Account)

Step 3 (Search and Select Offered Training)

  • Search for training on the Resident Training section of the CDP Website.
  • Click the “Register for this Program” button for the desired training program. You will be directed to the CDP Training Registration System (TRS) electronic application site.

Step 4 (Complete Application)

  • Log in to the CDP TRS with your FEMA SID number and password.
  • If you were directed to TRS from the CDP Website the training program/course information will be pre-populated. If a different program/course is desired, click the link to return to the training calendar.
  • Select up to three preferred training dates then review and complete all required information. Note: Once you have submitted an application in TRS the system will save and pre-populate your application with the information on your previously submitted application.
  • Click the “Review and Submit Application Now” button.

Step 5 (Review, Finalize and Submit Application)

  • Review summary of application and attach any required documents.
  • Click the “Submit Application” button. You and your supervisor will receive an email confirming your application was successfully submitted. You and your supervisor will receive auto-generated emails with application status updates throughout the remainder of the application process.
  • Your application will be processed by the respective State/Territory/Tribal Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.

Who to Contact

  • For training application and related questions or issues contact CDP Student Services at or 866-213-9553.
  • For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at or 866-213-9699. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central.
  • If you are unable to apply for CDP training via TRS and need an alternative to apply, contact your respective CDP Regional Coordinator.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Health Care
Emergency Management
Public Health

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