Education & Training Resources

Through its courses and programs, EMI 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.

The mission of the Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute is to provide training and education to fire and emergency response providers in order to protect life, property, and the environment. The institute provides training to paid and volunteer fire service personnel throughout the state. Training is also provided to industrial fire and safety personnel, as well as to other emergency responders. The curriculum ranges from basic fire fighting skills to advanced technical training in rescue and hazardous materials and fire officer training. The duration of courses varies from a three-hour class to a ten week course. Last year, nearly 1,000 courses were delivered with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. The training center is situated on 80 acres of land south of the main LSU campus, with training grounds designed to offer a large variety of fire, rescue and emergency response training. Throughout its 38-year history, FETI has served the people of Louisiana, the region and the nation through extensive fire service training programs that encompass instruction, research and public service.

The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) provides high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States. We are dedicated to excellence as measured by our quality products and services. Committed to “preparing you today for tomorrow’s threats,�? the NCBRT has over 10 years of experience in course development and delivery. The NCBRT is part of the National Center for Security Research and Training (NCSRT) as well as the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), recognized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the principal vehicle through which the Training and Exercise Integration (TEI) division identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to federal, state, local, and tribal emergency responders. The mission of the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) is to help America prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of domestic and international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and high-consequence events through teaching, training, technical assistance, and research.

The National Incident Management System is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. It is intended to be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents, hazards, and impacts, regardless of size, location or complexity. Improve coordination and cooperation between public and private entities in a variety of incident management activities. And provide a common standard for overall incident management. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide framework and approach to enable government at all levels (Federal, State, tribal, and local), the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents regardless of the incident’s cause, size, location, or complexity.



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