FEMA announces 2016 training courses against complex coordinated attacks

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute Building in Emmitsburg.
The FEMA Emergency Management Institute Building in Emmitsburg. | Courtesy of FEMA
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled three training courses to counter coordinated attacks in 2016.

According to the announcement, the courses, titled “Preparing Communities for a Complex Coordinated Attack Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC): Community Specific,” will be taking place in 2016. The first is offered Jan. 24 through Jan. 29; the second between May 8 and 13; and the third course between Aug. 21 and Aug. 26. Each installment will run on Sunday to the following Friday.

These courses are designed to facilitate local jurisdiction's response capabilities and preparation for attacks that complex. The courses are suited for multiple disciplines and offer participants the chance to analyze data from multiple levels of government relating to response to attacks involving multiple targets. This information includes briefings, case studies and planning workshops.

The courses aims to help participating agencies identify possible gaps and interdependencies, strengthen response partnerships and increase situational awareness relating to impacts on health care capabilities during an attack of this kind.

There are no prerequisites for this course and stipends are provided to cover transportation costs. Lodging is provided by the National Emergency Training Center (NETC). All courses will be taking place at the EMI and NETC in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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