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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. Mar 28, 2023 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
Location Littleton Fire Headquarters
20 Foster Street, Littleton MA 00000 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Sardella, Lauren D. 
Additional Instructors Fisher, William (IP) 
Kolhonen, Matthew W. (IP)   
Course Length 3 Hours 
Course Hours
Award Credentials
Prerequisites None
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience Individuals that have a role in shelter planning and operations. 

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