Logistics Training



Washington State Emergency Management is in the process of redesigning Emergency Operation Center Training. Stay tuned for updated training schedules.

Monthly EOC Logistics Section Training

Each month the State EOC Logistics Section presents a training to staff interested in working in the section or individuals who want to stay on top of EOC Logistics program development at the state level.

Training is held the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in the Emergency Operations Center at the Washington State Emergency Management Division on Camp Murray.

The schedule of topics below was developed with the input of representatives of both state agencies and local jurisdiction participants, and will be reviewed every six months to maintain a "looking forward" approach to training, as well as meeting the training needs of the State Emergency Operations Center Section staff.

Presentations from the monthly trainings are posted below the training schedule.


Logistics Training Schedule

In the event of an exercise or event, the training for that month will be pushed to the following month.
Topics may be adjusted depending upon training needs and requests of Logistics Section staff.
  • Topic #3 - Application of Logistics Lessons (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • WA 14-0995 Landslide Incident Logistics After Action
      • Group discussion about what went right, what needs to be improved, and how improvements can be made.
    • CPOD Overview
    • Break for Lunch
    • Visit to DES warehouse - 1300 hrs
    • (0900 - 1430 - 5.5 hrs)
  • Topic #4 - Emergency Contracts and Purchasing (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • Hands-on startup procedures review
    • Donations Management Contract with Adventists
    • Purchase forms location and procedures (practical application)
    • Bidding Process (Record of Competition) or Sole Source
    • MIL Form 65 (MIL Finance and DES Contracting represented)
    • (1330 - 1500 hrs - 1.5hrs)
  • Topic #5 - Large Scale Cascading Event Scenario (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • Hands-on startup procedures review
    • Individual Position Evaluation Forms
    • How to interact with Operations during a cascading event
    • Logistics' needs from Planning Section (current situation, weather, outlook, etc.)
    • Resource Needs Assessments
      • ESF Function Review
    • Incident expansion in size and scope
    • Individual Position Evaluation Forms
    • (1330 - 1500 - 1.5 hrs)
  • Topic - #6 - All Logistics Team Member Training Needs and Evaluation (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • Decision Package (SSA/MCC/RI) process
    • ALL Logistics Team Member Review of Past Training Content and Revision Meeting
    • (1330 - 1500- 1.5 hrs)
  • Topic #1 - Initial Logistics Introduction and Orientation (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • WebEOC Login/Seating Chart/Boards Overview
    • Logistics Section Orientation w/roles and duties for each Logistics Position
    • ESF review
    • Mission assignments
    • Mission Tracker/Excel forms
    • Resource requests
      • Disposal of debris
      • Fuel
      • Updating tasks and closing out missions
      • (1330 -1500 - 1.5 hrs)
  • Topic #2 - Logistics Mission Overview (Rapid Tag upgrade under development)
    • Hands-on startup procedures review
    • SEOC Logistics Section Book Review
    • Resource type/kind definitions w/ request flow overview
    • Locating Resources (DES Contracts, Vendor Spreadsheet, Purchase Form - MIL Form 65)
    • EMAC (EOS/REQ-A/IGA) Overview
    • Resource Request Form (RRF) for Federal Assistance Overview
    • SitRep Input Overview

      (1330 - 1500 - 1.5hrs)

Unless Noted Otherwise, the series of training topics will repeat every six months.


Past Training Power Point Presentations and Training Materials

Independent Study Program Courses

The following logistics-related courses are available online through FEMA’s Independent Study Program.

Course #



Guide to Points of Distribution
This guide was developed to support the Points of Distribution (POD) overview video and provide an in depth look into the planning, operations, and demobilization stages of a POD mission. The lessons detail the staffing and procedures any state will need to plan for, execute, and shut down POD operations. The guide also includes key lessons such as safety, equipment, and resource accountability and informs the reader about the Adopt a POD program being used by the state of Washington.


Orientation to FEMA Logistics
This course provides an overview of all field logistics functions and organizational relationships within logistics (roles, responsibilities, accountability). The student will gain baseline knowledge of the standard practices for FEMA logistics operations from initial Presidential disaster declaration to close-out of FEMA field offices.


NIMS Resource Management
This course introduces resource management as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and shows how systems for managing resources can be used to improve incident response. The course includes examples of best practices, lessons learned, and job aids to assist the participant in planning for resource management.


NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction
This course provides an introduction to NIMS intrastate mutual aid and assistance.You will learn about thepurpose and benefits of mutual aid and assistance.You will also learn about theemphasis that NIMS places on mutual aid and assistance.The course explains how to develop mutual aid and assistance agreementsand mutual aid operational plans.


Emergency Support Function (ESF) #7 – Logistics Management and Resource Support Annex
The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. As part of the NRF, Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) are primary mechanisms at the operational level used to organize and provide assistance. This series of courses provides an overview of each of the 15 ESFs. This course introduces Emergency Support Function (ESF) #7 – Logistics Management and Resource Support Annex


To be added to the monthly Logistics training e-mail distribution list, please contact Kristin Ramos at kristin.ramos@mil.wa.gov.


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For additional information, please contact any member of the Logistics Team:

Craig Ginn, EMD State Logistics Program Manager - 253.512.7097 or email craig.ginn@mil.wa.gov
Kristin Ramos, EMD Emergency Logistician - 253.512.7058 or email kristin.ramos@mil.wa.gov
Mark Douglas, EMD Emergency Logistician - 253.512.7055 or email mark.douglas@mil.wa.gov

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