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NWS Impact-Based Decision Support Services PDS

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Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather. To achieve this goal, it is imperative that the NWS expand its capacity to provide superior impact-based decision support services (IDSS) in all phases of the disaster life cycle. This Professional Development Series (PDS) focuses on identifying professional competencies needed to perform IDSS, along with an inventory of instructional components available to build those skill sets.

IDSS Deployment Boot Camp

Sharpen and practice IDSS deployment skills in the context of a safe, but realistic incident simulation setting.

When a trainee completes PCUs 1-6, he or she will be eligible to attend the IDSS Deployment Boot Camp. This residence course contains activities, drills, and simulations designed to apply the skills trainees learn in the first six PCUs. For more information, contact