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Bureau of Fire Training and Administration
Emergency Preparedness Training


The New Hampshire Division of Fire Standards & Training and EMS offers training courses developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligible students include government officials from all levels of government; police, fire, emergency management, emergency medical services, public health, public work, community volunteers as well as business and industry representatives. Listed below are just a few courses offered.

For additional information and if you or your community have specific training needs please contact Joann Beaudoin at 223-4200 ext. 31025.


Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface|
Public Information Officer | G775 Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations |
IS-701 NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course | IS-703 NIMS Resource Management |
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) | Independent Study Programs (ISP)
Course Name: G191 Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center (ICS/EOC) Interface
Description: This 1-1/2 day course works best when delivered to incident command system and emergency operations center personnel from the same community. The course provides an opportunity for participants to begin developing an ICS/EOC interface for their community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.
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Course Name: G290 Basic Public Information Officer
Description: This 2½-day course is intended for the new or less experienced PIO. Its emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing, and television interviews.
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Course Name: G775 Emergency Operations Center: Management and Operations
Description: This 2 day course provides the knowledge and tools to relate EOC operations to National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements, determine whether their EOC organizations are conducive to effective coordination, identify potential alternate locations suitable for EOC operations, create a test, training, and exercise plan for critical EOC operations.
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Course Name: IS-701 NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
Description: This 2 day course will describe to participants the components of a multi-agency coordination system and establish relationships between all elements of the system. After taking the course, students should be able to: define multi-agency coordination at the local, state, and Federal levels of government, identify each agency involved in incident management activities to ensure appropriate situational awareness and resources status information is shared through multi-agency coordination, define key terms related to multi-agency coordination systems, describe the process in relationship to the entire multi-agency coordination system, identify typical future resource requirements for the entire multi-agency coordination system, identify potential coordination and policy issues arising from an incident relative to the entire multi-agency coordination system.
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Course Name: IS-703 NIMS Resource Management
Description: This 2 day course provides the principles, tools, processes, and systems used in the NIMS that incident managers need for timely and effective resource management during an incident. Primary tasks addressed in this course are establishing systems for describing, inventorying, requesting, and tracking resources; activating these systems prior to and during the incident; dispatching resources prior to and during an incident; and deactivating or recalling resources during or after incidents.
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Course Name: Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Description: The HSEEP Training Course is a 20 hour interactive course that allows participants to share personal lessons learned and best practices while gaining practical experience. The course provides overviews of HSEEP-related initiatives such as technology (e.g., the HSEEP Toolkit) and capabilities-based planning (e.g., Target Capabilities List [TCL]). This blended approach will give participants hands-on experience that readily translates to real-world exercise skills. Activities include creating exercise documentation, conducting exercise planning conferences and briefings, and practicing exercise evaluation. The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.
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Course Name: Independent Study Program (ISP)
Description: The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emegency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. FEMA's Independent Study Program offers courses that support the mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal. For a complete listing of courses, click the link above.
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