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Basic Shelter Operations (BSO)

This three hour 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
Date(s)  Tue. Jun 28, 2022 9:00a - 1:00p 
Location Fitchburg State University - Hammond Hall
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg MA 01420 
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Building/Room Room 314 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Phillips, Allen R. 
Course Length 3 Hours 
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Award Credentials
Prerequisites None
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience Individuals that have a role in shelter planning and operations. 

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