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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 starting at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned one (1) day, 24 hour EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Official Website

NIMS 2017 Learning Materials: This content is to provide information to emergency management practitioners on the key changes contained in the new NIMS 2017 document. Content is available at: Student Learning Materials.pdf

NIMS-ICS All-Hazard Position-Specific Training Program Logo - ORDO EX CHAOS - Planning, Finance, Logistics, OperationsWelcome to the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Website. This site is maintained by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), which is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The site is intended for the use of those Federal, State and Local personnel, managers, and instructors who have direct involvement with the All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program. Users include: Regional Training Managers, State Training Officers, NIMS Training Coordinators, Incident Management Team members, Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, National Wildland Coordinating Group, Department of the Army, qualified Position Specific instructors, and other persons having direct involvement with the program.

The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide advanced level training needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions within a Type III and/or Type IV Incident Management Team (IMT) environment. Competencies in the training are focused around the ability of the student to assume specific position responsibilities, lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively, and to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in order to meet identified objectives for the position.

Site users will find links to several different sites including:

In order to maintain site control and integrity, some links have been password protected. All Regional Training Managers, State Training Officers, NIMS Training Coordinators, and Statewide Interoperability Coordinators have been provided with access to all sites and related links. Qualified instructors have been provided with access to those courses for which they are qualified to teach for downloading purposes, as well as to the Planning P video link.

Potential students interested in taking on-site or regional offerings of Position Specific courses or other courses at EMI must meet the selection criteria and prerequisites specified for each course. Participants may not take the same course more than once. EMI courses are generally limited to U.S. residents, however each year a limited number of international participants are accommodated in Emergency Management Institute courses. Please go to for a complete listing of EMI courses, schedules, student selection criteria, and FEMA Form FF-USFA-FY-21-101 (formerly 119-25-0-1). Questions about site access or other issues relating to the Program should be referred to the Training Program Manager as noted below:

Robert C. Patrick
Training Specialist/Course Manager
NIMS ICS All Hazard Position Specific (AHPS) Curriculum
Emergency Management Institute
Federal Emergency Management Agency
301.447.1297 Office
202.445.5566 Cell

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