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IS-26: Guide to Points of Distribution

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Course Overview

This guide was developed to support the Points of Distribution (POD) overview video and provide an in depth look into the planning, operations, and demobilization stages of a POD mission. The lessons detail the staffing and procedures any state will need to plan for, execute, and shut down POD operations. The guide also includes key lessons such as safety, equipment, and resource accountability and informs the reader about the “Adopt a POD” program being used by the state of Washington.

Course Objectives:

By the end of reading this Guide you will be able to:

  • Describe Points of Distribution
  • Explain how Points of Distribution are set up and operated
  • Understand how to supervise a Point of Distribution Staff

Primary Audience

State and Local Emergency Managers





Course Length:

4 hours
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PODs Video
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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