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INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COURSES (IEMC)

IEMC: Comprehensive (6 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course is a premier course that addresses all five (5) phases of Emergency Management (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery). This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for this course can be Natural, Human Caused or Technological.

 

IEMC: All Hazards Preparation and Response (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course, All Hazards Preparedness and Response is a course that addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations resulting from natural and technological hazards. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for the All Hazards Preparedness and Response course focuses on severe weather and related flooding. (900)

 

IEMC: All Hazards Recovery and Mitigation (4 Days)

Course Description:

This exercise-based course emphasizes recovery and mitigation and is similar to the IEMC All Hazards Preparedness and Response course in its format. This course places public officials and other key community leaders in a simulation that begins after a disaster has affected a community. The course sessions and discussion-based exercises allow for structured decision making in a learning yet realistic environment. A key outcome of this IEMC is to provide participants with the ability to identify short and long term recovery issues, mitigation opportunities and develop a more disaster resilient community. The exercise scenario focuses on recovery from severe weather and related flooding. (901)

 

IEMC: Hurricane Preparedness and Response (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course Hurricane Preparedness and Response addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations resulting from a hurricane. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants all from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for the Hurricane Preparedness and Response focuses on evacuation issues prior to the simulated hurricane making landfall, and response activities after landfall. (905)

 

IEMC: Earthquake Preparedness and Response (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course, Earthquake Preparedness and Response addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations based on an earthquake. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for the Earthquake Preparedness and Response focuses on response to an earthquake. (910)

 

IEMC: Homeland Security Preparedness and Response (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course focuses on preparing for and responding to the consequences of a terrorist act. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. In the Homeland Security Preparedness and Response course, special attention is placed on the response among agencies when the disaster area is also a crime scene. (915)

 

IEMC: Hazardous Materials Preparedness and Response (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course, Hazardous Materials Preparedness and Response focuses on preparing for and responding to a major hazardous materials incident. This exercise-based course is conducted for a "generic" audience. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. (920)

 

IEMC: Community-Specific (4 Days)

Course Overview:

These IEMCs place emphasis on community response and short-term recovery issues. They are tailored to fit the community and are based on a selected hazard type. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises allow for structured decision making in learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this IEMC is to provide participants with the ability to carry out their respective functions related to disaster response and assist with making the transition from response activities to short-term recovery. These actions allow the community to “position” itself better for long-term recovery. (930)

The following types of community-specific pro-grams are available to Federal, state, local, and tribal communities:

  • IEMC/All Hazards: Response and Recovery
  • IEMC/All Hazards: Preparedness and Response
  • IEMC/All Hazards: Recovery and Mitigation
  • IEMC/Earthquake: Response and Recovery
  • IEMC/Earthquake: Preparedness and Response
  • IEMC/Earthquake: Recovery and Mitigation
  • IEMC/Hurricane: Response and Recovery
  • IEMC/Hurricane: Preparedness and Response
  • IEMC/Hurricane: Recovery and Mitigation
  • IEMC/Hazardous Materials Preparedness and Response
  • IEMC/Homeland Security
  • IEMC/Special Events (For Local and State Emergency Management)
  •  IEMC/State Government (For State Emergency Management Agencies)

 

IEMC: Emergency Operations Center-Incident Management Team
(EOC/IMT) Interface (4 Days)

Course Description:

IEMC: EOC-IMT Interface is designed to provide an exercise environment for EOC members and IMT responders to practice communications and coordination between the EOC and field operations command during simulated incidents, both planned and unplanned. This course describes the roles, responsibilities and relationships of local EOCs and IMTs. It trains participants on effective management of domestic incidents and exercises the interfaces between EOC personnel and All Hazards IMTs (AHIMT) (Type 3, 4 and 5). This IEMC clarifies the difference between resource management at the EOC and on-scene command. It presents four ways an EOC can be organized and explains the difference between the IMT's on-scene command responsibilities and an EOC’s coordination responsibilities. This course is delivered via classroom lectures, discussions and functional exercises. (947)

 

IEMC: Cyber (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course is a premier course that addresses all five (5) phases of Emergency Management (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places public officials and other key community leaders in a Cyber related disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for this course is Technological. (930)

 

IEMC: Schools K thru 12 (3 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course is a premier course that addresses all five (5) phases of Emergency Management (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places school officials and other key leaders in a school related disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for this course can be Natural, Human Caused or Technological. (930)

 

IEMC: Institutes of Higher Education (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course is a premier course that addresses all five (5) phases of Emergency Management (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one community. The IEMC places College and University officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation involving an institute of higher education. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for this course can be Natural, Human Caused or Technological. (930)

 

IEMC: Private Institutions and Corporations (4 Days)

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course is a premier course that addresses all five (5) phases of Emergency Management (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various private institutions and corporations from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants from one organization. The IEMC places corporate officials and other key organizational leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is identifying additional planning needs and providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for this course can be Natural, Human Caused or Technological. (930)

 

 

Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP)

Discussion-Based Exercise Design and Evaluation (4 Days) (132)

Course Description:

This course is designed for emergency management exercise staff to acquire fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to develop, conduct, evaluate, and follow-up discussion-based exercise activities, including orientation seminars and tabletop exercises. The content addresses the fundamental requirements of an overall exercise program and its components. A special emphasis is placed on the evaluation process and the development of sound evaluation tools to assist evaluation staff. Participants are challenged to develop, conduct, and evaluate orientations and tabletop exercises during the conduct of the course through the use of proficiency demonstrations.

 

Operations-Based Exercise Design and Evaluation (4 Days) (133)

Prerequisite: The Participant must have completed the Discussion-Based Exercise Design & Evaluation Course.

Course Description:

The course builds on the principles and concepts taught in Discussion-Based Design and Evaluation. Participants will be challenged to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to design/develop, conduct, and evaluate operations-based exercises, including drills and functional exercises. An emphasis is placed on advanced exercise skills needed to successfully complete complex exercise control/simulation tasks and activities. Participants must successfully master these activities during the conduct of the course through the use of proficiency demonstrations.

 

Operations-Based Exercise Development-Advanced (4 Days) (136)

The participant must have completed the Discussion-Based Exercise Design & Evaluation Course and Operations-Based Exercise Design and Evaluation.

Course Description:

This course is the third and final course in the MEPP series. It focuses on the exercise development process as it relates to Complex Functional and Full Scale Exercises, including management, control, simulation, and evaluation. An emphasis is placed on the construction of exercise planning documents; staffing and training of team leaders in control, simulation, and evaluation; the development of expected player actions and points of review; and exercise administration and logistics. Participants will be an active part of an exercise design team and will be tasked with the design, development and conduct of a one hour full scale exercise.

 

Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning (4 Days) (131)

Course Description:

For an emergency management or security system to be effective, it is critical that personnel, plans, procedures, facilities, and equipment be exercised and tested on a regular basis. No amount of exercising will be constructive unless each exercise is followed by a structured evaluation that enables the jurisdiction or organization to identify strengths, weaknesses, gaps, disconnects, and related corrective actions that need to be taken to ensure improved capability. This course focuses on a systematic exercise and improvement planning program as the primary means by which Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, and other organizations’ managers can:

  • Validate the effectiveness of their emergency and security management programs;
  • Determine whether program changes are being appropriately implemented;
  • Evaluate preparedness capabilities to prevent, prepare, and respond to hazard incidents of all sizes
  • Identify corrective actions that require additional emphasis or improvement (such as planning, training, equipment, facilities, or personnel); and
  • Generate data on exercises that can support a nationwide view of capabilities

 

Academic Emergency Management for Education

Multi-Hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education (3 Days)

(Delivered in cooperation with FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute)(363)

Course Goal:

To provide institutions of higher education with knowledge and planning strategies to better protect lives, property, and operate more effectively and efficiently within the context of comprehensive emergency management.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of an emergency plan which meets the unique needs of an institution of higher education
  • Identify hazards that present risks for institutions of higher education and the impact of those hazards
  •  Identify the process and benefits of conducting a risk assessment
  • Create a partnership with stakeholders
  •  Identify and assemble a planning team
  • Develop or revise a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Develop and implement a strategy for training and testing the EOP
  • Engage the academic community in the essential elements of emergency planning

Target Audience:

The primary audience for this 3-day training is personnel from institutions of higher education who have responsibilities for creating, reviewing, implementing, and exercising EOPs. This includes personnel with the direct responsibility for emergency management as well as other campus personnel who may serve as members of the planning team.
The people who need to be trained are those who traditionally have experience in response strategies vs. planning strategies, and who have minimal experience in emergency management planning for institutions of higher education.

Secondary audiences include:

  • Stakeholders from the surrounding community
  • Administrators
  • Faculty

 

Emergency Management for Schools K thru 12 (2 Days)

Course Goal:

To provide Schools K thru 12 with knowledge and planning strategies to better protect lives, property, and operate more effectively and efficiently within the context of comprehensive emergency management.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • • Recognize the importance of an emergency plan which meets the unique needs of Schools K thru 12
  • Identify hazards that present risks schools K thru 12 and the impact of those hazards
  • Identify the process and benefits of conducting a risk assessment
  • Create a partnership with stakeholders
  •  Identify and assemble a planning team
  • Develop or revise a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Develop and implement a strategy for training and testing the EOP
  • Engage the academic community in the essential elements of emergency planning

Target Audience:

The primary audience for this 3-day training is personnel from Schools K thru 12 who have responsibilities for creating, reviewing, implementing, and exercising EOPs. This includes personnel with the direct responsibility for emergency management as well as other school personnel who may serve as members of the planning team.

The people who need to be trained are those who traditionally have experience in response strategies vs. planning strategies, and who have minimal experience in emergency management planning for schools K thru 12.

Secondary audiences include:

  • Stakeholders from the surrounding community
  • Administrators
  •  Faculty

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