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Disaster Preparedness Training

Federal Emergency Management Agency / Emergency Management Institute

IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800 Courses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides independent study courses through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). EMI, through its courses and programs, serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of Federal, State, local, and Tribal government officials, volunteer organizations, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public. EMI curricula are structured to meet the needs of this diverse audience with an emphasis on how the various elements work together in emergencies to save lives and protect property. Instruction focuses on the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

EMI offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

A synopsis of IS100, IS200, IS700 and IS800 training offered by EMI can be found below. Click on the title of the course to go directly to the lesson.

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System

ICS 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). (0.3 CEUs)


IS100.HCB: Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100, for Healthcare/Hospitals

ICS 100.HC, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals, 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 ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with healthcare/hospital examples and exercises. (0.3 CEUs)


IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents

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. (0.3 CEUs)


IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations

IS-200.HCa is designed to provide training on the Incident Command System (ICS) to healthcare professionals whose primary responsibility is emergency management, to include middle management within a hospital or healthcare system. Such professionals may include physicians, department managers, unit leaders, charge nurses, and hospital administrators that would have a leadership role during an incident. (0.3 CEUs)


IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction

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. (0.3 CEUs)


IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
(0.3 CEUs)

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