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Courses and Events

Course Date(s) Location Contact/Registrar Details
The Drone Academy 07/23/2019 (All day) to 07/26/2019 (All day) North Platte, NE Day one training location will be provided to confirmed attendees storemanager@thebluecell.com 1-800-866-0840 ext. 2

Aviation is one of the more complex components of All Hazard response and remains one of the least understood. This academy is designed to immerse the participants in the aspects of being a pilot, running a successful ongoing program and working with other agencies in complex mission sets.

The 2019 Drone Academy was created for those who are looking to take this concept to the next level and are serious about making drone operations as safe and successful as possible. Created by The Blue Cell, LLC, over a decade of experience has gone into its creation and the capstone exercise at the end of the academy. Whether you are a one person show at your agency, a member of the Command and General Staff on an All-Hazards (AH) Incident Management Team (IMT) or an administrator of an agency that is utilizing unmanned aircraft and would like to know more about using unmanned aircraft on day to day emergency operations, this academy will share a substantial amount of imformation.

Additional target groups are those in special operations units ( police or fire), public works personnel, logistics personnel, day to day aerial managers, emergency managers working consequence issues and damage assessment, and mapping and support personnel.



MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management 07/23/2019 - 8:00am to 07/24/2019 - 4:00pm Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 1919 Ak-Sar-Ben Drive Omaha, NE 68180 Nebraska Preparedness Partnership Phone: (402) 979-7207 Email: npp@neprep.org


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

  •  Flyer

  • Registration link for MGT-315:  https://teex_mgt_315_carm.eventbrite.com

E0428 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer 07/30/2019 - 8:00am to 08/01/2019 - 5:00pm Bellevue Fire Training Center 3100 SP Benson Dr., Bellevue, NE 68005 Quinn Lewandowski quinn.lewandowski@nebraska.gov


Coarse Goals:

This train-the-trainer course focuses on preparing instructors to:

1. Deliver the CERT Basic Training;

2. Convey the messages and intent of the CERT

Program (e.g., safety, teamwork, place in

overall community emergency operations


3. Assure that students achieve the objectives of

the CERT Basic Training; and

4. Create a comfortable yet managed learning




Participants in this course must have:

1. A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or state government agency.

2. Completed the CERT Basic Training course or IS-317: Introduction to CERT. (https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317)


Target Audience:

The audience for this course includes those who will have or currently have either of the following responsibilities: Serves as the course manager for the CERT Basic Training course, or serves as a CERT Basic Training course instructor.


Registration: Forthcoming

National Traffic Incident Management Training 07/31/2019 (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 tj.kripal@nebraska.gov

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. 

Website:  https://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/tim/

TIM flyer.pdf

EPA Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning and Response Conference Sponsorship 08/08/2019 - 8:00am to 08/10/2019 - 4:00pm Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market 555 S 10th Street Omaha, NE 68102 James Rashilla Phone: (402) 471-7176 E-mail: james.rashilla@nebraska.gov

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

Click here to register

WMD First Responder Federal, State, and Local Training Program (STALO) 08/08/2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm 308 W. Prospect Ave., Norfolk, Nebraska 68701 (Norfolk Public Library) FBI Special Agent Michael Schmitt, mrschmitt@fbi.gov, 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.


For Registration and Questions send them to mrschmitt@fbi.gov

Communications Unit Technician (COMT) 08/12/2019 - 8:00am to 08/16/2019 - 5:00pm Buffalo County EOC 14th St & Central Ave. Kearney, NE 68847 Enter Through Door 5/J Chris Ulrick (402) 471-7178 chris.ulrick@nebraska.gov

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



AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness 10/02/2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 1919 Ak-Sar-Ben Drive Omaha, NE 68180 Nebraska Preparedness Partnership Phone: (402) 979-7207 Email: npp@neprep.org


The course focuses on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. An understanding of the national approach to critical infrastructure enables critical infrastructure stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Major topics include:

  • Describe the challenge of critical infrastructure security and resilience

  • Summarize Federal policy and guidance for critical infrastructure security and resilience

  • Discuss the risk management framework

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of various critical infrastructure partners

  • Describe critical infrastructure information sharing programs

  • Relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions


  • 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

  •  Flyer

    Registration link for AWR-213:  https://teex_awr_213.eventbrite.com

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency - Basic Capstone 10/16/2019 - 8:00am to 10/17/2019 - 5:00pm NEMA - JFHQ 2433 N.W. 24th Street Lincoln, NE Larry Fichtner larry.fichtner@nebraska.gov 402-471-7179

The focus of the Basic Academy will be to deliver the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Emergency Management Professional.
When completed, this level of certification will meet all conditions for Emergency Management Certification as required under the provisions of the Nebraska Emergency Management Act. It includes independent study and resident instruction.
The below listed independent study courses are mandatory course prerequisites prior to enroll-ment in the Basic Certification Capstone and those certificates of completion must be submitted to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Training and Exercise section prior to the beginning of the capstone.
IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
IS-800 National Response Framework, an Introduction
IS-120 Introduction to Exercises IS-130 How to be an Exercise Evaluator
IS-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235 Emergency Planning
IS-240 Leadership & Influence
IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242 Effective Communications
IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-775 Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Management and Operations
IS-5 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
The two day capstone of instruction will consist of;

  • Preparedness Block Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP)
  • ​State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) Response Block Utilization of Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Nebraska
  • ​Public Information Officer (PIO) and Social Media
  • ​G-191 Incident Command System (ICS) & Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface
  • ​Recovery Block
  • ​Public and Individual Assistance
  • ​Hazard Mitigation
  • ​Emergency Manager Panel Discussion

​Knowledge Assessment and Conclusion Individuals who complete the IS Course pre-requisites and the Basic Capstone course



IPX Partner's Workshop 11/06/2019 - 8:00am to 11/07/2019 - 5:00pm Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24th St. Lincoln, NE 68524 Deb Robinson, Planning & Training Specialist (402) 471-7408

On -Site Capability/Asset Displays:
 (Tentative Displays Include)
 FRMAC (AMS Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft)
 EPA Mobile Emergency Response Lab (MERL)
 DOE RAP Team Region V (Equipment)
 More!

Partner Presentation Topics May Include:
 Price Anderson Act (PAA)
 Roles of American Nuclear Insurance (ANI) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) related to PAA
 FEMAREPP HQ (Recovery)
 FDA A -Team Support & ASPECT Aircraft
 FRMAC-Decision Support and Technical Support Products and Expertise
oPredicted Relation Area Map
oAerial Measure Maps
oPredicted Areas of Concern for Milk Products Map
oPredicted Areas pf Concern for Mature Produce Crops Map
oIntegrated Dose Map 

Deadline for registration is Oct. 17, 2019