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Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC)

Learn to Manage an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) through Exercise:

The Integrated Emergency Management Course is a four day, exercise-based training activity for Emergency Operations Center personnel to practice simulated, but realistic, crisis situations, within a structured learning environment. The jurisdiction selects the hazards and core capabilities it wishes to simulate in classroom and exercise components of the course. The design will reflect the jurisdiction's specific hazards and organizational structure included in its emergency plans. Data reported in the Threat and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and applicable State Preparedness Reports should be used as a basis for the course.

Course Goal

A community-specific IEMC builds the inter-dependent awareness, leadership, and communication skills needed to develop, refine, and implement policies, plans, procedures, and mutual aid agreements in a “whole-community” EOC environment.

Who Should Attend

The IEMC is designed for personnel who perform specific emergency support responsibilities within their community. A sample of appropriate attendees include:

  • Chief elected and appointed officials from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies
  • Senior level personnel from response agencies and organizations (law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, public health, public works, etc.)
  • Leaders or representatives from volunteer organizations
  • Representatives from private organizations who participate in response.

For a complete list of recommended attendees, refer to the "Who Should Attend" link in the column on the left.

Methodology

The IEMC combines classroom lectures, discussions, small-group planning sessions, and exercise-based training to expose participants to new ideas and increase their awareness of the coordination needed among other agencies and organizations. During IEMC exercises, participants are assigned roles equivalent to their actual position in the community EOC.

If you have specific questions about the IEMC program, please contact our Integrated Emergency Management Branch at: 301-447-1381 or via email at FEMA-EMI-IEMB@fema.dhs.gov.

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