Training / Exercise

The PCEMA training & exercise program provides training to enhance core emergency management capabilities of local emergency management, fire department, law enforcement, EMS, public officials, public works, schools, hospitals, volunteers, business and industry personnel, and others in the emergency management system.Training needs are identified by assessing capabilities throughout the county. Gaps are identified and prioritized, then training is provided to address those gaps.

“By Failing to Prepare, You Are Preparing to Fail.”

– Benjamin Franklin


Severe Storm Spotter Training

Description: Annual training for county weather response protocol, initial damage assessment reporting, and storm spotter recognition and safety training.

Course Flyer

Location: Council Bluffs Community Hall
Address: 205 S Main St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Date/Time: March 22, 2018 // 6pm – 9pm
Additional Info: Course is free and open to: Public Safety, Roads/Engineering Depts, School Athletic personnel. Fire & EMS CEUs available. Attendees must register and print event tickets.
Course Contact: Scott Manz (PCEMA)     (712) 328-5777
REGISTRATION:  Click Here to Register
Register by 5pm on March 19, 2018



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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.