Source:
Civil Defense 1965 (MP-30) April 1965 – Appendix 7


COURSES TAUGHT IN OCD SCHOOLS 1965-1966

The following training courses, all of five days duration are given at the Office of Civil Defense Eastern Training Center (Brooklyn, New York), Staff College (Battle Creek, Michigan), and the Western Training Center (Alameda, California).

CIVIL DEFENSE MANAGEMENT - To train civil defense officials in planning, organizing, and managing a total civil defense program, with emphasis upon community fallout shelter and its relationship to the over-all program. The course covers the responsibilities of State and local officials in major civil defense programs, and describes OCD programs which support local preparedness activities.

ADVANCED CIVIL DEFENSE MANAGEMENT — To further prepare professional personnel to solve problems encountered in improving civil defense capability. Instruction may cover emergency decisions, factors in programming efficient use of community resources, application of research findings to urgent civil defense problems, and studies on selected administrative and operations questions.

SHELTER MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR — To qualify selected individuals as shelter management instructors. Emphasis is placed upon management of public fallout shelters, with instruction on organization and staff requirements. A shelter exercise, which includes living for a part of the week in a community fallout shelter, is an integral part of the course.

CIVIL DEFENSE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS I — The course covers organizing and staffing for emergency operations; planning sequence and principles of planning; concepts and areas of operations; practical exercises in map reading, damage assessment, intelligence operations, radiological evaluation, and operational estimates; and community shelter development and planning.

CIVIL DEFENSE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS II — To develop ability to write, evaluate, and improve emergency operations plans. Instruction and practical exercises are included in making and using the results of an "Estimate of the Situation " preparing a "Planning Directive" and alternative measures to insure a coordinated planning effort.

CIVIL DEFENSE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS III — To provide experience in planning, organizing, conducting, participating in and evaluating tests and exercises. The course is concerned with evaluation of existing plans by use of feasibility tests and other limited exercises; plan revision based on test experience; instruction and practical work experience in the development of test and exercise material for local use; and experience in decision making and the direction of emergency operations, including those at emergency operating centers and intermediate levels of control.

RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING FOR INSTRUCTORS — To qualify selected individuals as radiological monitor instructors, provide the technical background necessary for advanced training as radiological defense officers, and to provide a training source for other personnel whose assignments require extensive knowledge of radiological defense.

RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE OFFICER -- To qualify radiological defense operations staff members in assembling, evaluating, coordinating . and disseminating radiological intelligence to enable them to provide (1) technical guidance in radiological defense planning and operations; and, (2) on-the-job staff training. The course includes : instruction on the national radiological defense program, radiological countermeasures, technical guidance for radiological defense planning and operations, direction and coordination of monitoring operations, reporting and emergency operating center procedures, and radiological decontamination.

INDUSTRIAL CIVIL DEFENSE MANAGEMENT — To refine the professional management capabilities of business-industry leaders for meeting industrial civil defense responsibilities. The course includes study of specific actions by industry in preparing for civil defense, engineering aspects of industry shelter problems, plans and organization for survival in industrial plants and facil-. ities, plans for restoration of production and distribution following attack, warning, shelter management, industrial mutual aid for civil defense, continuity of management, and ways to inform employees in civil defense.

CIVIL DEFENSE ADULT EDUCATION SEMINAR — To prepare professional educators to execute their responsibilities in program development, supervision, and training under the Civil Defense Adult Education (CDAE) Program.

CIVIL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION PROGRAM WORKSHOPS — To further train university or college personnel engaged in program development, coordination, supervision, and instruction under the Civil Defense University Extension Program (CDUEP) . Workshops are provided for university coordinators and for instructors in radiological defense, civil defense management and shelter management. The use of technical materials; the planning, organizing and conducting of civil defense courses of instruction; and the application of civil defense knowledge are stressed.