Online Courses: FREE Federal Emergency Management Agency – Emergency Management Institute

Introduction to Incident Command System

Length: 3 hours, 3 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Description: CS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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National Incident Management System (NIMS): An Introduction

Length: 3 hours, 3 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Description: This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the intent of NIMS.
  2. Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS.
  3. Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management.
  4. Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Length: 3 hours, 3 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Description: ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Prerequisites:

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is required.
  • Completion of IS 700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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National Response Framework, An Introduction

Length: 3 hours, 3 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Description: The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

Objectives:

  • The purpose of the National Response Framework.
  • The response doctrine established by the National Response Framework.
  • The roles and responsibilities of entities as specified in the National Response Framework.
  • The actions that support national response.
  • The response organizations used for multiagency coordination.
  • How planning relates to national preparedness.

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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EOC Management and Operations

Length: 4 hours, 4 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Description: This course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities and case studies that relate to EOC’s and multi-agency coordination systems at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Objectives:

  • Relate EOC operations to National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements.
  • Describe the role that EOCs play in overall multiagency coordination.
  • Describe the relationship between the EOC and the on-scene Incident Command System (ICS) structure.
  • Identify staffing, information, systems, and equipment needs at the EOC.
  • Determine whether participants’ EOC organizations are conducive to effective coordination.
  • Identify potential alternate locations suitable for EOC operations should the primary EOC facility become damaged or inoperable.
  • Create a test, training and exercise plan for critical EOC operations.
  • Develop a strategy and schedule for reviewing EOC resource requirements and technology needs.

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Length: 6 hours, 6 CAPP Points towards application or recertification.

Course overview: The goal of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency management. This course presents emergency management as an integrated system with resources and capabilities networked together to address all hazards. This is the first course in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute’s independent study Professional Development Series.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles and authorities that are the foundation of emergency management.
  • Explain how the different partners contribute to emergency management in your community.
  • Explain how the core capabilities support the mission areas to ensure preparedness.
  • Describe the roles of each partner in emergency management.
  • Explain the steps and resources necessary for developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan.
  • Explain how to plan, manage, and coordinate resources for an efficient and effective response.
  • Explain the functions of emergency management in emergency and day-to-day situations.

Prerequisites: While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that persons taking this course also take IS-700.a (National Incident Management System, an Introduction) and IS-800.b (National Response Framework, an Introduction).

Cost: Free. Independent study exams now require a FEMA Student Identification Number. If you do not have one, register for one.

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