The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency’s training program is designed to enhance performance capabilities of all emergency management and disaster services team members in both the public and private sectors. This training can benefit policymakers (elected and appointed officials, business and industry leaders), managers at all levels and responders (team leaders and first responders in both the public and private sectors).

The training courses offered support the State’s Emergency Management Certification Programs and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Professional Development Series. Working side-by-side, NEMA's training, planning and exercise staff provide training programs that enable jurisdictions across Nebraska to deal and cope with disaster by preparing in advance and using the skills learned to build local teams and coalitions that will respond to emergencies.

Jurisdictions seeking Emergency Management Training delivered by NEMA or a contractor delivered training that requires a certificate issued by NEMA will need to complete the Training Request Form located in the menu on the right side of this webpage.

Additionally ANY NIMS All Hazards Position Specific Courses being delivered within the state, will require the completion of that form also located in the menu on the right side of this webpage.


"Past experience has shown that preparedness efforts are key to providing an effective response to major terrorist incidents and natural disasters. Therefore, we need a comprehensive national system to bring together and command all necessary response assets quickly and effectively. We must equip, train and exercise many different response units to mobilize for an emergency without warning."

-National Strategy for Homeland Security, July 2002

The Nebraska Homeland Security Leadership Group and its sub-committees have developed a Comprehensive Progressive Planning, Exercising, and Training Multi-Year Program. It is the mission of the Nebraska Homeland Security Leadership Group to develop and implement a statewide program to enhance the capacity of State and Local governments to prevent and respond to terrorism and will be achieved through a fully integrated program of assistance to Local and State Homeland Security Professionals.

To design and schedule a training class or exercise, follow this link to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) website to access the Prep Toolkit.