South West Georgia Public Health

Health Departments


Training is an integral component to preparation. To better prepare public health employees and key partners when responding to emergencies, the Office of All Hazards Preparedness provides training and information for access to other training venues applicable to the public health/emergency response needs.

All emergency responders are mandated by the Department of Homeland Security to comply with National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) requirements. This insures that all responders use the same organizational structure, terminology, procedures and systems. To accomplish this, all Public Health Employees are required to complete the following:

IS 700 – NIMS – An Introduction

IS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command

For more information about these courses go to:

Core Competencies in Emergency Preparedness for Public Health Workers is a required course for all new employees. The course provides a basic overview of both the individual worker and the Public Health system’s role in emergency preparedness. Core Competencies are offered quarterly.

If you have any questions about training opportunities please contact the Preparedness Training Coordinator:

Sonja Marie Moody at (229) 430-1967 or