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Government and First Responder Training

For assistance with government and first responder training, please contact Heidi Mariscal at OEM for assistance.

Please check the OEM events calendar for classroom type classes scheduled in the county.

ICS 300 & 400

ICS-300 Intermediate ICS

Audience: Middle Management including strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.

ICS-300 pre-requisites:

  • ICS-100 Introduction or equivalent
  • ICS–200 Basic or equivalent
  • IS-700 NIMS an Introduction
  • IS-800 NRP an Introduction

ICS-400 Advanced ICS

Audience: Command and general staff, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.

ICS-400 pre-requisites:

  • ICS-100 Introduction or equivalent
  • ICS–200 Basic or equivalent
  • ICS-300, Intermediate ICS
  • IS-700 NIMS an Introduction
  • IS-800 NRP an Introduction

These ICS classes are only being offered through a classroom setting and are not available to be taken on-line. Pre-requisites are available on-line and can be accessed on EMI's website. Please complete this TEMA application and forward to Heidi Mariscal with copies of all your pre-requisite certificates of complete.

TN Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

TN Emergency Management Agency offers a variety of training for government and first responders in the state. Visit the TEMA website for listings and schedules.

100 Resources for Paramedics

Medical education and resources for paramedics. Includes a list of 100 resources for paramedics including advanced cardiac life support, airway management, triage & other topics. (Metro does not endorse this website, it is linked as a courtesy of free education)

The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)

The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations whose membership is based on the urgent need to address the counter-terrorism preparedness needs of the nation’s emergency first responders within the context of all hazards including chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) hazards. Visit the NDPC website for more information.

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

EMI offers resident training courses such as the Integrated Emergency Management course, Professional Development, Master Trainer program etc. They also have dozens of non-resident independent study courses available online here. Metro Nashville employees need to complete the EMI application for any resident course and submit it to Heidi Mariscal at OEM for processing.

Center for Domestic Preparedness

The CDP offers numerous WMD & All Hazards training in Alabama for emergency responders and other government employees. Visit the CDP's website for more information.

New Mexico Tech - Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center

EMRTC provides technical-level training programs on how to safely handle explosives. The course offers specialized training to personnel who have a significant responsibility in the research of explosives or responding to incidents involving explosive materials. This course is only offered to emergency responders and government employees. Visit the EMRTC website for more information.

TEEX: National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)

The NERRTC was established to train local and state officials and emergency responders to prepare for and respond to acts of terrorism, including those involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other special incidents. This course is only offered to emergency responders and government employees. Visit the NERRTC website for more information.

Counter Terrorism Operations Support Program (CTOS)

The Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Program at the Nevada Test Site oversees and conducts the training for emergency first responders. This training prepares the responders to take immediate, decisive action to prevent or mitigate terrorist use of radiological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Training courses and exercises conducted at the NTS and municipality-hosted locations provide state and local first responders with the tools they need to protect their communities from these threats. These courses include: WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Train-the-Trainer, WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations, WMD Radiological/Nuclear Course for Hazardous Material Technicians, Detection Equipment for Law Enforcement Course, and Personal Radiation Detector Course. Visit the CTOS website for more information.

National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at LSU

The NCBRT has developed many courses and delivered them for the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, as well as for State and local jurisdictions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Courses deal with Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), counter-terrorism, and high consequence events, for all disciplines including emergency management, law enforcement (including tactical operations), HazMat teams, public health, EMS, hospital, agricultural, and others. The NCBRT has also developed and delivered numerous workshops and seminars, developed scenarios and exercises, and has provided technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental entities. Visit the NCBRT website for more information.

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center @ University of Hawaii

The NDPTC is a DHS/FEMA training partner dedicated to providing critical all-hazards training throughout the United States and its territories with an emphasis on natural hazards and island and coastal communities. Visit the NDPTC website for more information.

Transportation Technology Center Inc

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. TTCI is a world-class transportation research and testing organization, providing emerging technology solutions for the railway industry throughout North America and the world. Visit the TTCI website for more information.