Courses and Events

MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 8:00 am to Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 1919 Ak-Sar-Ben Drive Omaha, NE 68180
Nebraska Preparedness Partnership Phone: (402) 979-7207 Email:


The Critical Asset Risk Management (CARM) course compliments the Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment course (MGT-310) by teaching participants to conduct thorough site-specific critical infrastructure risk and vulnerability assessments to enhance development of their jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Through a combination of classroom presentations, group discussions, and practical field application, participants learn methods to identify and prioritize risks, assess vulnerabilities, estimate consequences, and use the National Preparedness Cycle to mitigate risk. Multidisciplinary participant teams visit and assess critical infrastructure facilities selected by the host jurisdiction, identifying risks, vulnerabilities, consequences, and mitigation options specific to their assigned site. Teams then document their findings, develop an action plan, and present their results to the class.

Major topics include:

  1. Identify the major components of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process.

  2. Characterize threats and hazards of concern.

  3. Identify the local jurisdictional infrastructure that could be potential targets and their unique security requirements.

  4. Define vulnerabilities within the jurisdiction.

  5. Estimate the potential consequences of an all-hazards incident.

  6. Discuss resilience and the preparedness cycle.

  7. Develop a plan for an asset specific vulnerability assessment.

  8. Assess total risk to their assigned asset.


  • Critical Infrastructure owners, operators, and managers

  • State, local, tribal and territorial government senior officials and managers

  • DHS personnel

  • Sector Specific Agency managers

  • Other managers with critical infrastructure responsibilities

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Training Type: 

National Traffic Incident Management Training

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (All day)
Contact T.J. Kripal to schedule training in your local agency
Contact T.J. Kripal, Highway Emergency Program Specialist with the Nebraska Dept. of Transportation. Office phone 402-479-3878 or by email

A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) is now available for all emergency responders and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. The training puts Law Enforcement, Firefighters, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team.

The training is delivered through an interactive seminar which includes case study analysis, tabletop role-play and scenario. Participants attend a four-hour training session that has shown to facilitate traffic incident recovery, resulting in streamlined, effective responses while building a common platform of proven practices in incident management training.

Public agencies that have at least 60% of their members attend the TIM training will receive $700 worth of traffic safety devices. Agencies must be a paid or volunteer fire department, ems department, emergency management agency, community emergency response team, a law enforcement agency, or a public works department.  3 CEH’s will also be awarded for EMS continuing education. 


TIM flyer.pdf

Training Type: 

WMD First Responder Federal, State, and Local Training Program (STALO)

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
308 W. Prospect Ave., Norfolk, Nebraska 68701 (Norfolk Public Library)
FBI Special Agent Michael Schmitt,, 402-530-1236 (desk)

STALO is a forum in which first responders can exchange information and establish a relationship ahead of a WMD response. STALO is a WMD awareness and preparedness training event with Subject Matter Experts presenting real world information and experiences. The course is free. Targeted audience (but not limited to):  Fire/EMS, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT and Emergency Management personnel. See flyer for Agenda/topics presented.


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Training Type: 

EPA Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning and Response Conference Sponsorship

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market 555 S 10th Street Omaha, NE 68102
James Rashilla Phone: (402) 471-7176 E-mail:

The biennial Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning and Response Conference brings together experts from business, industry, and government in the fields of chemical emergency, preparedness, prevention, transportation as well as health and safety in an effort to educate about protection from chemical risks and promotion of chemical safety.

What is included in NEMA sponsorship?
Sponsorship will include two nights of lodging on the 8th and 9th of August in Omaha and paid registration to the conference. Meals, parking, mileage and other charges will not be reimbursable. Do not register yourself on the conference website, your registration will be handled by NEMA.
· Lodging is available to members of fire departments, local emergency managers, and LEPC members who live more than 60 miles from Omaha.

NEMA Sponsorship Flyer for LEPC Conference.pdf

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Training Type: 

Communications Unit Technician (COMT)

Event Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:00 am to Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Buffalo County EOC 14th St & Central Ave. Kearney, NE 68847 Enter Through Door 5/J
Chris Ulrick (402) 471-7178

This 5 day class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies including interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. Participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all hazards incident, including responsibilities while operating in a local, regional, or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

The course is instructor-led and supports learning through discussion, lecture, participation in multiple activities, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources for an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for state/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.

 A public safety background with experience in field operations
 Attendees need to have technical communications background for this class
 Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
 Basic knowledge of the local, regional, tribal, and State Communications Plan/points of contact
 Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b
 Familiarity with the pre-course reading materials



Training Type: 

M G T - 4 6 2 : C o m m u n i t y P l a n n i n g f o r E c o n o m i c r e c o v e r y

Event Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 8:00 am to Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Central Community College 4500 63RD STREET PO BOX 1027 COLUMBUS, NE 68602
Kyle Lingenfelter 4500 63RD STREET PO BOX 1027 COLUMBUS, NE 68602 TOLL FREE 1.877.222.0780


The target audience for this instructor-led management level course consists of decision-makers and
stakeholders involved in post disaster economic recovery, including those in Federal, state, local, tribal,
and territorial government, in addition to private sector organizations, non-profits, and VOADs.


This course will guide decision makers to incorporate community planning for economic resilience and recovery
from natural disasters. The curriculum includes practical tools to develop stronger partnerships between
the public and private sectors, evaluate community hazard assessments through the lens of economic recovery,
provide resources for public and private sector partners to use in a post-disaster environment, and planning
templates for articulating these actions at the community level. This 1-day planning workshop (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
will be off ered at emergency management centers, nonprofit organizations, and state and local agencies.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to fulfill the following learning objectives:
1. Calculate estimated fi nancial losses from major disasters and identify factors that infl uence a community’s
economic recovery
2. Identify all steps of a hazard analysis pertaining to disaster economic recovery
3. Formulate ways to collaborate with potential community partners for coordinating economic recovery
4. Appraise cost recovery options (such as insurance and federal programs) that may be utilized to support
organizational recovery from a disaster. Revise customizable planning tools appropriate for
the participants’ work context
6. Synthesize customizable planning tools for use within the participants’ context
7. Prepare an economic impact analysis as part of a post disaster economic recovery case study
8. Develop ways to integrate whole community continuity of operations planning through different management

National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Earth Institute | Columbia University


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Training Type: 

JIC & PIO Training Opportunities

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:00 am to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEMA and NET Studios
Deb Robinson at or 402-471-7408

Join the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency's Radiolgical Emergency Preparedness Program for: 

JIC & PIO specific training this training will be held at NEMA on September 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at NEMA. The training will cover REP specific aspects and how it relates to the All Hazards JIC Plan in Preparation for the IPX in 2020.

JIC & PIO Training Registration

JIC Activation Drill at the NET Studios on October 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This training will put into practice all of the information covered at the JIC & PIO Training class in September.

JIC Activation Drill Registration


PIO Training Invitation

Training Type: 

2019 West Nebraska Engine Academy

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 6:00 am to Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Wildcat Hills Carter Canyon — Gering, NE
Nathan Flowers Phone: (308) 637-5135 Email:

This exercise is ran as a Type 3 wildfire with full support of an IMT.

Training opportunities:

  • Initial Attack Fire Suppression Operations
  • Structure Triage & Protection
  • Water Handling
  • Air Operations
  • Firing Operations

This is a hands-on exercise with live fire within the Wildcat Hills. All levels of firefighters welcome. Positions are available for those focusing on Task Books for FF1, ENGB, ICT4, TLFD, DIVS, FAL, and IMT positions.


Registration Form

Please return your registration form by mail, fax or email no later than September 1st.

Training Type: 

AWR-351 REP Post-Plume Awareness Course (RPPA)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00 am to Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Sheridan Training Facility Rm# 209 1110 M St. Auburn, NE 68305
Renee Critser Director, Nemaha Co EMA 601 J St. Auburn, NE 68305 402-274-2552 (o)

Course Information:
The FEMA/NPD/THD/Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program has developed an instructor-led course that will help Federal, State, tribal and local emergency managers and planners more effectively meet the challenges presented to the emergency responder community during a radiological incident at a NRC-licensed commercial nuclear power plant (NPP).

The main purpose for the 1.0-day awareness-level AWR-351 REP Post-Plume Awareness Course (RPPA) is to provide a precise training track which focuses on the unique considerations of the 50-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ), Offsite Response Organizations (OROs) responsible for addressing the implementation of precautionary measures and protective actions relating to “people” and ingestion” interventions during the Post-Plume (Intermediate) phase of a radiological incident from a NRC-licensed commercial nuclear power plant (NPP).

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Training Type: 

CANCELLED ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:45 am to Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Crawford VFD Fire Station 220 Elm Street Crawford, NE 69339
Nan Gould 308-432-2251 Allen Michel 308-279-1788


This course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS. The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses and ICS 300 is a prerequisite for the ICS 400 course.
Who should attend:
All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/ Private Sector & Nongovernmental personnel should take ICS-300, including those persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group super-visors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff.

No Lodging or Meals are provided during this course.
Student must attend all classes to receive the state certificate




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