Sunday, December 03, 2023
US&R StS Central Regional Training Application

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US&R Structures Specialist Central Regional Training -  22-23 July 2023


Time:  Saturday 08:00 thru 18:00 CST with 30 min lunch period
   Sunday 07:30 - 13:00 

Lodging Options:


Primary:    Courtyard by Marriott Columbia
3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
Reserve at:
OR call: 573-443-8000 with Group name: USACE
Cut-off Date: 

Alternate:  Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)
1225 Fellows Pl, Columbia, MO 65201
OR call 573-214-2222 with Group name: “US Army Corps of Engineers”
Cut-off Date:

Alternate:  Residence Inn Columbia
1100 Woodland Springs Court, Columbia, MO 65202
Reserve at:
OR call 813-872-0044 with Group name “USACE”
Cut-off Date:

These group reservations honor the Federal Government Rate for this area of $98.00/night, tax excluded.

  • The FEMA US&R StS Position Description recommends that Task Force StS complete this training every two years.  This is continuing education, the 5th scheduled training for this V7 curriculum.
  • Training focuses on assessing structural behavior of damaged buildings, crane chart review/field exercise, Task Force interactions during an US&R response, advanced Total Station monitoring, wide area assessment (GPS & Survey 123), use of StS forms, Surfside Collapse case study and other topics.

  • Training mission is to provide two days (15-hours) of individual intensive hands-on training.

  • Space will be limited to maximize hands-on field training and ensure mission success.

  • Class tuition is free (meals, lodging & travel must be covered by Task Force, Agency, or students).

  • Travel/transport from Columbia Regional Airport to the targeted hotel is 13 miles.  NOTE: The only airlines serving Columbia Regional Airport are American and United.

  • If alternate airport is considered, keep in mind that travel to above hotels from St Louis Airport is 122 miles OR from Kansas City Airport is 147 miles.

  • Travel from the above hotels to the training site is approximately 5 miles.


  • Laptop computer, Smart Phone, notebook, tape measure, Smart Phone, Crosby User’s Guide, FOG booklet.
  • Nikon NPL-352, NIVO or Series N Total Station & tripod (1 per StS or team of two StS from each Task Force).
  • One set minimum of the StS Forms from the "Library."
  • Attire is official Task Force BDUs and/or Task Force t-shirt as well as standard PPE (helmet, boots, gloves, eye & ear protection, knee pads, sun block, rain gear, etc.).


Training Agenda: Schedule to be sent just prior to training


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