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Homeland Security

Training & Technical Assistance

Citizen Training

Community Emergency Response Teams provides education and training about disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills for volunteers.

Training for Individuals. Online courses offered by FEMA for citizens; homeowners and business owners; and pet and livestock owners.

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First Responder Training & Technical Assistance

FEMA Training and National Domestic Preparedness Consortium. Direct training for state and local jurisdictions to enhance capacity and preparedness.

U.S. Fire Administration. Training and educational opportunities for the Fire Service and allied organizations.

The Emergency Management Institute. Training to ensure the effectiveness of organizations and individuals working together in disasters and emergencies.

The National Fire Academy. Training and educational opportunities for members of the fire, emergency services and allied professionals.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Online Training. Introduction to the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Training Program (CIPTP). Designed for the Security Manager, Senior Security Specialist, or individuals having responsibility for the protection of critical infrastructure essential to national security, their departments or within their jurisdictions.

More First Responder Training & Exercise Resources

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First Responder Exercises

National Exercise Schedule System. The National Exercise Schedule (NEXS) System is the nation's online comprehensive tool that facilitates scheduling, deconfliction, and synchronization of all national-level, federal, state, and local exercises. (Login Required)

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Threat- and performance-based exercise activities of varying degrees of complexity and interaction.

National Exercise Program. The nation's premier preparedness exercises, involving thousands of federal, state, territorial, and local officials as part of a robust, full-scale simulated response to a multi-faceted threat. This congressionally mandated exercise program is designed to strengthen the nation’s capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction or natural disasters.

Cyber Storm Exercise. Government-led, full-scale cyber security exercise series addresses the increasingly sophisticated cyber security threats facing both the public and private sectors. This congressionally mandated exercise examines the processes, procedures, tools and organizational response to a multi-sector coordinated attack through, and on, the global cyber infrastructure.

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Last Published Date: February 5, 2013
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