Training is a necessity when it comes to disaster response.  Proper training will help to minimize confusion about what to do, who is in charge, and reduce risks to responders and victims. All responders and local officials are encouraged to have training in the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), some basic levels of this training can be done online here. Senior responders should obviously have more in-depth, in-person training.  Community members who wish to be of assistance during emergencies should consider the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

Vermont is continually scheduling new training, and classes can be created on request with enough interest. To find out more, go to the State training page.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Education:

Thanks to a grant from Hypertherm’s HOPE Foundation, Upper Valley Strong provides training to local organizations and residents so they can conduct themselves safely and more effectively in times of disasters.

Please click here to fill out the form below and register for the next class.

Training on helping your Town with disaster recovery.

Construction Coordinator Training:

State Farm Volunteer Construction Coordinator Program:

UV Strong is working with area construction firms and contractors to share how they might apply their professional skills to help those in our region impacted by disasters.  Please contact us if you (or some organization you know) has experience in construction management and are interested in this opportunity to help their neighbors after disasters strike.  Click here to learn more about this volunteer training program and how your company might benefit by participating.