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Kansas Emergency Management Training Program

The mission of the Training Section of Kansas Division of Emergency Management is to provide training and support for each county’s Emergency Management, their staff, and the State ESF partners, to support them as they create and sustain a training program within their jurisdiction. The objective is to provide training programs that will enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of local and state emergency managers, their staff and State ESF Partners in the areas of mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery involving all-hazard disasters and emergencies. Kansas Emergency Management facilitates the delivery skill building courses for first responders through the use of federal training programs at CPD, NMT, TEEX and other DHS approved courses.  In Kansas, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute have statutory responsibility and are provided annual state funding to provide discipline specific training to meet discipline specific standards and/or requirements. However, many first responders, state agency, private industry and non-governmental partners may attend the general emergency management courses offered by KDEM.

The Training Program utilizes training resources from Federal, State and non-governmental partners to ensure that all training activities support identified capabilities, priorities, needs and lessons learned. This includes facilitating the delivery of courses locally and coordinating attendance at training delivered outside the State of Kansas.

The Training Program integrates and coordinates training programs and activities into all preparedness, planning, response and recovery missions. Alignment of local and State capabilities focused on State and national priorities is achieved through regular training evaluations; regional needs assessments (conducted annually), strategic curricula guidelines, and institutionalized training opportunities.

Training is a vital component of emergency management and homeland security. Training helps prepare communities, emergency workers, organizations, and citizens to handle a variety of situations. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Kansas Homeland Security Division offers training for mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery activities.

Training is available at no cost to personnel in the emergency management, fire department, law enforcement, emergency medical services, public officials, public works, school personnel, public health and medical, disaster volunteer organizations, business and industry personnel, and others involved in the Local and State Emergency Management system.

For a calendar of upcoming courses go to our Training Schedule Page.

We also send out Training Announcements on the 1st and 15th of every month. Contact Isabel Herrera Schultes to be added to our distribution list. Find us on Facebook (KDEM Training) and Twitter (@KDEM_Training); or use #KDEMtraining.

Requesting Courses: All requests for emergency management training (FEMA G-Courses) will be submitted through the county emergency manager. Download the Course Request Application.

Click here to see the list of regional Emergency Managers listed by counties

Continue to these links for further information

NIMS & ICS Trainings

Homeland Security Training Program

FEMA SID Information

NDPC Providers

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

Hazardous Materials Trainings

For emergency management and homeland security training questions please contact the State Training Officer, Mark Willis, mark.c.willis9.nfg@mail.mil or (785) 646-2404. (New Phone)

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Emergency Information

Click here for emergency preparedness information, safety awareness information and general information about severe weather and other potential emergencies that Kansans should be prepared for.

For information provided by Kansas Division of Emergency Management, click here.

For information provided by Kansas Homeland Security, click here.

 

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