Kansas Adjutant General's Department
National Emergency Management Basic Academy

E/L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management 

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, called the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Training objectives for this course, Foundations of Emergency Management, are based on the newly established Emergency Management 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).

Topics Covered

Legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness; team building; mitigation; response; prevention and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future of emergency management.

Target Audience

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Required Prerequisites

· IS-100—Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

· IS230.d— Fundamentals of Emergency Management

· IS-700—National Incident Management system (NIMS), An Introduction

· IS-800.b—Fundamentals of Emergency Management

All Independent Study (IS) courses are available online (free of charge) at the FEMA Independent Study website: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp.

Participants are expected to have completed and uploaded all required certificates to their KS-TRAIN Transcript. You'll find instructions here: Uploading certificates to KS-TRAIN

Registration Instructions

1. Pick a session that you’d like to attend. Sessions consist of four classes: 2 days each class, 12 hours each day.

Participants must attend all four classes to complete the course session.

Session A: in Topeka, 8am to 8pm each day. Kansas Natioinal Guard Complex, Nickell Armory, Eisenhower Center, Rooms 166 and 169 - 2700 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, Kansas 66611

January 10-11, 2018 - February 28 to March 1, 2018 - May 2-3, 2018 - July 11-12, 2018

Session B: in Wichita, 8am to 8pm each day. Heartland Preparedness Center - 2808 N. New York Avenue, Wichita, KS 67219

January 24-25, 2018 - March 21-22, 2018 - May 16-17, 2018 - July 25-26, 2017

2. Check your KS-TRAIN Transcript to make sure you have uploaded all the required certificates listed above.

There are the instructions for uploading certificates to your KS-TRAIN Profile. If you don't already have a KS-TRAIN user account yet, got to https://ks.train.org and click on "Create Account" and follow instructions.

3. Complete the FEMA 119 Form; have your direct supervisor sign it, and submit it to our office.

This is the FEMA 119 Form.

In Section 3, write your FEMA SID Number. Go here (https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID) to get one if you don't have one yet, or retrive it if you forgot it.

In Section 9a and 9b write "Session A" or "Session B" in "Topeka" or "Wichita".

In Section 21, sign for yourself.

In Section 22 your direct supervisor sings. Forward the form to our office, and our Training Officer will sign in section 23 when your registration is approved.

Note: These are instructions for adding your FEMA SID Number to KS-TRAIN. This way you always have it handy when you need it again.

4. You will receive a registration confirmation from our office with additional details and instructions if we’re missing anything in your online transcript. At this time we will also be checking with you to see if you will need lodging arrangements.

Participants must be traveling 50 miles or more to attend either session to be elligible for lodging arrangements. 

For questions or concerns, please contact

Erin McGinnis at 785-646-1413 or erin.m.mcginnis2.nfg@mail.mil; Greg Myer at 785-646-3023 or greg.s.myer.nfg@mail.mil; or Isabel Herrera Schultes at 785-646-1412 or maria.i.herrera13.nfg@mail.mil

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