Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Training Opportunity: E101 Foundations of Emergency Management

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Course: National Emergency Management (EM) Academy  E101 Foundations of Emergency Management

This is an update to the announcement dated March 8, 2012. Please note the change in dates for the offering of E101 which had originally been scheduled for May 07-18, 2012. The new dates are April 30-May 11, 2012.

Dates and Location

       April 30 – May 11, 2012   Emmitsburg, MD
       July 23 – August 3, 2012   Emmitsburg, MD
       August 20 – 31, 2012        Emmitsburg, MD

Course Description:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the need to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management competencies and to a career development program through a progressive training and education system that includes the entry-level Academy. Training objectives are based on the newly established EM competencies that the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and local, State, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

The following topics in emergency management are covered in this course: legal issues, intergovernmental and interagency context, influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues, managing stress, public information

Course Goal:

At completion of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of the history of doctrine and authorities of emergency management, the role of the emergency manager, and an overview of all hazards

Course Length:

Each Foundations course is 11 days in length with Sunday off after the sixth day of instruction. Class resumes on Monday through Friday for the final 5 days of instruction the second week. Travel days are Sunday of the first week, and Saturday of the second week.


The following courses are mandatory prerequisites to this course:

• IS 100 (any version) – Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
• IS 700 (any version) – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
• IS 800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction
• IS 230.b – Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):

                  The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) awards 8.8 CEUs for completion of this course.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, territorial, tribal, Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management. Veteran emergency managers willing to mentor are also welcome to apply.


National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute
Emmitsburg, Maryland

To Apply:

Students attending any course(s) of the Academy are required to submit a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application to:

Admissions Office, Room I-216 National Emergency Training Center 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727-8998

Phone: (301) 447 - 1035 Fax: (301) 447 - 1658 


For further information, please refer to the EMI website:

Upon receipt of the FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application, the Admissions Office will confirm acceptance into the course by providing students with an Acceptance Letter and packet. Acceptance into any of the Academy couses will be on a first come, first served basis

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Student Stipends:

State, local, territorial, and tribal students taking classes at EMI will be eligible for stipends to cover costs of transportation. Their lodging at EMI is provided at no cost.

EMI Point of Contact:

For course information for the May 7 - 18, 2012 offering, contact Mark Claveloux at (301) 447-1628, or by email at

For course information for the July 23 – August 3, 2012 offering, contact Paul Benyeda at (301) 447-1326, or by email at

For course information for the August 20 – 31, 2012 offering, contact Tom Gilboy at (301) 447-1535, or by email at

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