EmergeX offers training in all areas of risk and emergency management. Our courses are broken down into two broad areas: Emergency Management and Incident Command System. Our field-tested training programs combine real world experience with industry approved standards. Our delivery methods include traditional in-class lectures and exercises as well as on-line delivered content.
The Incident Command System is a standardized management system used to organize and manage a scaleable response to emergency incidents of any magnitude. EmergeX offers all levels of ICS training from introductory to advanced-level courses.
In order to ensure your first responders and other staff tasked with emergency management and response are familiar with ICS, EmergeX trainers offer all levels of ICS training from ICS-100 (see our free downloadable ICS 100 course manual in the Course Catalog section below) to ICS-402.
All EmergeX Incident Command System (ICS) courses are certified to meet both the U.S. National Inter-Agency ICS Curriculum (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) and the new Canadian ICS curriculum developed by the Canadian National Training Working Group (comprised of member agencies of the Canadian Inter-Agency Forest Fire Centre). Students receive either an NWCG, CIFFC or IEPC certificate of completion. Where required, Canadian terminology and practice has been incorporated. This curriculum has been accepted by the BC Government and, for BC students, covers all areas of the Site Level 1001 of BCERMS.
Course material consists of a student reference text, videos, exercises, small group discussions and tests.
The original ICS curriculum was sponsored by the US National Wildfire Coordinating Group and developed by a steering group consisting of experts from the New Jersey State Police, State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety, US Forest Service, Orange County Ca. Fire Department, US Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Forestry and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The curriculum was originally designed for inter-agency use. The material is not confined to one discipline and is intended for all emergency responders. Module presentations and exercises are tailored to our client's needs on a course by course basis.
I-100 Orientation to ICS (4-hours)
Module 1 is intended as an introduction and overview of the ICS. It is intended for people who may be assigned to incidents in non- supervisory roles and as a prerequisite for students continuing on through other levels. This module is usually delivered as a self-study module and includes a brief video. It may also be delivered in a classroom setting. Train-the-Trainer courses are available and recommended.
Download Free ICS 100 Course (Orientation to ICS)
The ICS 100 course is available as a free download from the EmergeX website. You may also download a complete description of all ICS courses that EmergeX offers using the link below.
Summary of the ICS Training Courses EmergeX offers:
(Please download the complete ICS Course Catalogue for further details on each course and module)
I-200 Basic ICS (2-days)
Module 2 - Principles and Features of ICS
Module 3 - Organizational Overview
Module 4 - Incident Facilities
Module 5 - Incident Resources
Module 6 - Common Responsibilities Associated with ICS Assignments
I-300 Intermediate ICS (3-days)
Module 7 - Organization and Staffing
Module 8 - Organizing for Incidents or Events
Module 9 - Incident Resources Management
Module 10 - Air Operations
Module 11 - Incident and Event Planning
I-400 Advanced ICS (3-to-5 days, depending on client)
Module 12 - Command and General Staff
Module 13 - Unified Command
Module 14 - Major Incident Management
Module 15 - Area Command
I-401 Multi-agency Coordination (1-day)
Module 16 - Multi-agency Coordination
I-402 ICS for Executives (4-hours)
Module 17 - ICS for Executives
We offer pre-developed and customized courses in a variety of emergency management areas, including risk assessment, volunteer management, emergency operations centre management, mitigation, planning, crisis communications, media relations, and business continuity and recovery. We offer flexible delivery methods including traditional in-class instruction, a combination of on-line and classroom instruction, and even an on-line competency management system.
Since disasters and large-scale emergencies occur infrequently, many people involved in emergency management and response do so as a secondary responsibility to their primary job function. As such, they are not practicing their emergency function as part of their daily routine. The most effective way to ensure employees and other responders remain familiar with their role in a disaster or emergency is to conduct regular training exercises. EmergeX has developed exercise programs that prepare response and recovery personnel for their roles in a disaster. We work with you to tailor our exercises to your organization so that your staff can train using realistic and applicable examples of situations that they may have to respond to. Please contact us to discuss your exercise requirements.
If your organization has unique needs or if you need an entire training program established, we can work with you in developing a custom suite of courses and exercises.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COURSES AND EXERCISES – COURSE CATALOGUE
Note: Our Incident Command System courses can be found on our ICS course page.
The use of volunteers has proven critical to emergency management. Both individual volunteers and established volunteer organizations offer a wealth of skills and resources that can be used prior to, during, and after an emergency or disaster. As an emergency management professional, your ability to work with volunteers before, during and after an emergency or disaster can literally affect the lives and well-being of your community.
This course offers training in identifying volunteer resources and recruiting, assigning, training, supervising, evaluating, and motivating volunteers. It also addresses special issues, such as convergent volunteers, stress management for volunteers and legal issues, such as workers’ compensation, insurance, safety and risk management, and liability.
Emotional and Spiritual Care for Disaster Survivors
Disasters impact lives, and the dimensions that express life, the physical (a destroyed home or bodily injury), the social (disrupted relationships and routines), the psychological (intellectual and emotional), and spiritual (searching for meaning and connectedness).
When people experience trauma or a disaster, they feel vulnerable. Healing comes from people’s abilities to reclaim their lives, including their abilities to self-determine and make decisions. This course promotes some basic concepts on some very complex issues.
As an emergency manager or coordinator, you must be a skilled communicator to achieve your objectives. You are required to convey information to a broad audience that includes public and private sector organizations, the media, disaster survivors and co-responders. Even during non-emergency situations, you will need to rely on strong communication skills to coordinate with staff and to promote public safety awareness.
Emergency Evacuation Planning
As an emergency management professional, you must be able to identify evacuation plan policies and procedures for alerting, controlling access of, and moving people or dispersing persons from threatened or hazardous areas to areas of safe refuge during emergencies. Your pre-evacuation planning can impact the ability of how quickly the community is able to respond and follow instructions from an event.
Helping Children after a Disaster: A Teacher/Caregiver Practical Guide
Disasters hit children hard. It’s difficult for them to understand and accept that there are events in their lives that can’t be controlled or predicted. Worst of all, we can’t ‘fix’ a disaster, can’t solve it and can’t keep it from happening again. This course will assist participants to recognize children in crisis and give practical tools and skills to work with children after a major emergency or disaster.
As an emergency management professional, your ability to identify current and potential problems and to make sound, timely decisions before and during an emergency can literally affect the lives and well-being of your community. Your decisions can impact the ability of response agencies to do their jobs and can make the difference in how quickly the community is able to recover from an event.
Leadership and Influence
As an emergency management professional, you must be able to use leadership and influence effectively to lead your organization, and the community, in planning for, preventing and responding to emergency situations and disasters. Leadership involves providing vision, direction, coordination, and motivation toward achieving emergency management goals.
Being able to lead others – to motivate them to commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system – is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager, planner and responder’s role. This course is designed to improve your leadership and influence skills.
Crises can occur at any time. With proper advance planning there can be a positive side to any crisis. The Chinese have embraced this concept for centuries. Their symbol for ‘crisis” – called wei-ji – is actually a combination of two symbols, ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’.
Our fundamental position is to be pre-emptive, to recognize the potential issue BEFORE it becomes a crisis. Our proven techniques will let you manage the crisis in a positive manner and get things back to normal as soon as possible.