IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: If accepted to this Institute, your application is considered a contractual agreement between you and National PETE.
Participants will be mandated by NPETE to have their COVID-19 Vaccine in order to participate in the DSRT Institute.
The application deadline is February 28, 2022
Participants are prepared through a 10-day Train-the-Trainer Program called the GreatEST Institute (Great Environmental Safety Training Institute) to deliver required certifications for public and private responders and workers including:
Participants use CCCHST curriculum to train workers and responders in their local area and report to PETE the number of courses they provide. PETE reports these numbers to NIEHS. CCCHST members may charge for the courses offered in their local area.
Please gather the following information prior to continuing:
The workshop application is a contractual agreement, part of which is the requirement to practice professional behavior during the workshop. Failure to behave professionally will result in the withdrawal of stipends and/or expulsion from the Institute. That behavior includes, but is not limited to:
In general during the workshop, dress will be casual. No formal workshop events are planned. Please wear attire appropriate to be out in the field. For safety purposes, closed shoes will be required unless otherwise approved. Personal protective equipment will be provided as necessary. Other items you are advised to pack:
The weather in Iowa in June tends to be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit for a high, and 65 degrees Fahrenheit for a low, with moderate to high amounts of humidity. The UV index is high, so sun block, a hat and layers are highly recommended.
Travel arrangements to and from Davenport, Iowa are the responsibility of participants. Cost of travel by air or through mileage reimbursement will be paid by National PETE up to a maximum of $720.00 and $450 for car rental. Applicants are responsible for their airfare purchase even if they must withdraw from the Institute and cancel or change flights.
During the Institute, everyone, unless other arrangements are approved by NPETE, will be staying at the at a local national chain hotel yet to be determined! Each participant will be provided his/her own room. National PETE will make hotel reservations for you, and hotel room and tax will be billed to the National PETE master account. However, you will need a credit card to secure your room at registration, and to cover all other incidentals (for which you are responsible – National PETE will not cover any incidentals). Reservation codes will be provided to each Participant individually.
Payment for lodging outside of the workshop timeframe or for non-participating companions will be the responsibility of the participant.
A registration fee of $75 is charged to participants (reimbursed on travel forms) to cover cost of snacks and beverages during training. All other meals, including those during travel, will be reimbursed on a per diem basis. Participants will need to submit a reimbursement form no later than 30 days following the end of the Institute.
Participants must arrive by Sunday May 8, 2022. The Institute starts first thing Monday morning at 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time. Participants are responsible for attending all workshop activities as outlined in the agenda (to be announced). The training day runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If Institute objectives for the day are not completed, by 5:00, the day may be extended to as late as 6:00 PM. Participants will be able to depart on the last day of the Institute no earlier than 11:30AM on Friday May 20, 2022. Please be aware when booking return flights allowing at least 2.5 hours prior to departing to the Quad Cities Airport (MLI) from training center.
For questions, please contact Patti Thompson, Coordinator @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 319/721-1509 Or Hilary Kesseler, NPETE Office Manager @ email@example.com
You can download the full agreement for your reference.
By registering for and attending any live in person face to face NPETE event, I acknowledge that despite the many safety precautions in place, I may still become exposed to and/or contract COVID-19. I understand and agree that my participation is voluntary, and I acknowledge the risks and complications associated with travel to and from, as well as participation and/or attendance at this event. I represent, understand, and agree as follows:
I hereby waive, release, forever discharge and hold harmless NPETE and its successors and assigns, from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation in any live in person face to face NPETE event.