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Emergency Response Planning and Training Resources

FEMA offers a variety of self-study courses through their Emergency Management Institute.  These courses are designed to provide an overview of incident response, incident command, threat assessments, continuity planning, and many other emergency management concerns.

In order to comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements, UAH's Emergency Management Plan outlines NIMS training requirements for personnel involved in incident response, recovery, and contingency planning. The following no-cost training resources are available:

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning

Interactive Web-based courses offered by FEMA:

  • IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course
    Required for all personnel indirectly involved in COOP plan preparation.
  • IS-547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
    Required for all personnel directly involved in COOP plan preparation.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS)

Interactive Web-based courses offered by FEMA. Please refer to Annex A of the UAH Emergency Response Plan for detailed training requirements.

* ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses are courses conducted in a classroom. Both the local Emergency Management Agency and the Huntsville Fire / Rescue Academy sponsor NIMS compliant ICS-300 and 400 training. Please contact your Emergency Management Coordinator for details about when and where these courses will be available.

NIMS Implementation Guidelines for Schools and Higher Education

U.S. Department of Education Publications:

General Information

Resource Organization / Resource Inventory Information

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Mitigation Planning

Other Training Materials