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Military Health System

Public Health and Medical Services in Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course

Format: Resident, Exportable

The PH Med DSCA CLASSROOM-ONLY course focuses on working in support of National Preparedness to prepare, respond, and recover from an all-hazards incident. Participants gain knowledge and skills using expert presentations, table-top exercises, and professional interactions. Major speakers are representatives from various military and governmental agencies including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the U.S. Northern Command (US NORTHCOM). State and local topics are presented by state and local emergency management and public health officials. Additionally, we invite a leading industry partner to discuss corporate preparedness and integration efforts locally and at the state and national levels.

Course Prerequisites

  • IS 100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System or equivalent
  • IS 200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents or equivalent
  • IS 700.b - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS 800.c - National Response Framework, An Introduction

*Courses are available on the FEMA website.

  • J3S-T-US010 - Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Phase I Course (JKO CBT)

*Course is available on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Location
June 26-30, 2023  Colorado Springs, CO
Feb. 12-16, 2024  Puerto Rico
Aug. 26-30, 2024   TBD

All course dates may be rescheduled if the minimum student quota requirement has not been met. In the rare event of course cancellation or date change, DMRTI will notify all students as soon as changes are confirmed. Confirmed registered students will have priority in the next course.

Last Updated: March 16, 2023
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