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EMI Monthly Newsletter

In January 2021, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) launched the EMI Monthly Newsletter to share timely news and information to our stakeholders. The EMI Monthly Newsletter provides up-to-date information, including What’s New; Highlights and news from EMI; Updates from the EMI Branches; Course scheduling, development, and availability information; Frequently Asked Questions (Ask a Course Manager), and contact information for each of the EMI Branches.

Volume 2, 2022

  • EMI is Seeking Participants for The National Preparedness Symposium (NPS) Focus Group (Roundtable)

    EMI is hosting the 2023 NPS, May 23–25, and currently seeking eligible participants for the NPS Roundtable. The Roundtable provides the opportunity for Federal, state, territorial, and tribal training and exercise officials to develop the 2023 NPS agenda and identify topics and speakers.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • New
    • Volume 2, Issue 9
    • EMI Pilot - EMI Overview for State Training Officers (STO) and Regional Training Managers (RTM)
    • EMI is Seeking Participants for The National Preparedness Symposium (NPS) Focus Group
    • Exciting News Regarding Upcoming Changes to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Online Admissions System
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • EMI Pilot - EMI Overview for State Training Officers and Regional Training Managers

    EMI will host the second offering of the virtual STO/RTM EMI Orientation Webinar on October 24-25, 2022, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, both days. The revised webinar is two days long and will cover EMI-specific information on EMI Training and Education, procedures, systems, and points of contact to new STOs and RTMs. Due to the amount of information that is included in the webinar, EMI increased the total time to six hours.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 8
    • EMI Pilot - EMI Overview for State Training Officers (STO) and Regional Training Managers (RTM)
    • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Research to Practice Fact Sheets
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • EMI Pilot - EMI Overview for State Training Officers and Regional Training Managers

    EMI hosted a pilot offering of a virtual STO/RTM EMI Orientation Webinar on June 27, 2022, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST. The purpose of this webinar was to provide EMI-specific information on EMI Training and Education, procedures, systems, and points of contact to new STOs and RTMs. The initial feedback has been very positive but has also identified some opportunities to improve the webinar.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 7
    • EMI to Pilot an EMI Overview for State Training Officers (STO) and Regional Training Managers
    • Information Technology (IT) Modernization
    • EMI Field Delivery Course (L-Course) Request Process
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • EMI to Pilot an EMI Overview for State Training Officers (STO) and Regional Training Managers

    Currently scheduled for June 27, 2022, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, the purpose of the STO/RTM EMI Orientation Webinar is to provide EMI-specific information to new STOs and RTMs on EMI Training and Education, procedures, systems, and points of contact. Topics to be discussed include EMI Anywhere, course codes, scheduling, analytics, curriculum management, student applications and admissions, instructor management, and EMI branch overviews. This webinar will be offered twice annually.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 6
    • EMI to Pilot an EMI Overview for State Training Officers (STO) and Regional Training Managers
    • EMI State Training Officer List Update Project
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • EMI Bids Farewell to Deputy Superintendent Mike Sharon

    On April 29, 2022, after three and a half years as EMI’s Deputy Superintendent, Mike Sharon will be moving on to share his emergency management knowledge and experience with the Department of Agriculture, Office of Homeland Security. EMI wishes Mike the best of luck in his new position, and we thank him for all he did during his time with us.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 5
    • EMI Bids Farewell to Deputy Superintendent Mike Sharon
    • NETC Resumes In-Person, On-Campus Course Deliveries
    • Contract Instructor Bid Cycle for October 2022–March 2023 Courses is Open May 1-31, 2022
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • FEMA Seeks Competitive Research Proposals to Advance Emergency Management

    FEMA’s Higher Education Program (HiEd) is seeking competitive research proposals to help advance the discipline of emergency management. The submission period closes at midnight ET on April 22.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 4
    • Competitive Research Proposals to Advance Emergency Management
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • Plans taking shape for 2022 National Preparedness Symposium

    Plans are taking shape for the 2022 National Preparedness Symposium (NPS), hosted by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in May. The event will include nearly a dozen plenary and more than 30 breakout sessions, according to organizers.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 3
    • 2022 National Preparedness Symposium (NPS)
    • Center for Domestic Preparedness system maintenance
    • Instructor-Led Versions of IS-0100, IS-0200.c, IS-0700.b, and IS-0800.d are now editable
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • EMI Trainer Program

    EMI has discontinued the Trainer Program effective February 1, 2022. EMI will continue to offer the Effective Communication (IS-242), Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills (E/L-141), and Introduction to Instructional Design Methods (E/K-610) courses but will no longer issue separate Basic Instructor or Basic Instructional Design certificates.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 2
    • EMI Trainer Program
    • News from the EMI Branches
  • Return to Resident Courses

    Effective November 27, 2021 all students and instructors attending resident training at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) for the National Fire Academy (NFA), or Emergency Management Institute (EMI) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • By Dan Lubman, National Training Liasion
    • Volume 2, Issue 1
    • Return to Resident Courses
    • News from the EMI Branches