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Basic Sheltering Operations (K-BSO)

This three hour virtual interactive course provides a high-level introduction to basic shelter operations.  This course was developed in collaboration with MEMA, MA Department of Public Health, DelValle Institute, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the Western Region Homeland Security Council to provide a common vision and guiding principles to improve shelter coordination, support, and information sharing across the Commonwealth.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Defining a Shelter
  • Types of Shelters
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Operational Guidelines

**This course is virtual using Microsoft Teams. You must have a computer that has video and audio/microphone capabilities.

Date(s)  Wed. Apr 14, 2021 8:30AM-12:00PM 
Location Virtual Classroom
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Fleck, Rachel 
Additional Instructors Farrand, Christopher (IP)   
Course Length  
Course Hours
Target Audience Individuals that have a role in shelter planning and operations. 

Offering Specific Information

To ensure adequate participation of the target audience, all registrants will be placed on the wait list pending approval.

Please contact Joe Hattabaugh at with any questions.


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