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E–0237 2018 National Preparedness Symposium


Course Dates:

May 21-24, 2018

Travel Dates:

Travel days are Sunday, May 20, and Friday, May 25.

Course Length:

This course is 4 full days and runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (or 6:00) each day.


Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Course Description:

This Symposium provides a review of training and exercise programs within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that are applicable to our state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners. The Symposium also provides a forum for sharing best practices and case studies in training and exercises from the SLTT level.

Course Goal:

Provide attendees with the tools, knowledge, and network to improve training and exercise programs that build and sustain capabilities for a more secure and resilient Nation.


There are no pre-requisites.

Course Objectives:

  1. Based on the information acquired during the NPS, participants will identify at least one element to implement, modify, or validate in their training and exercise program, resulting in improved outcomes.
  2. Identify tools, resources, processes, and methods for determining capability gaps in a participant’s jurisdiction that can be filled through training and validated by exercises.
  3. Identify the tools for planning, executing, and evaluating training and exercise programs to close identified gaps.

Target Audience/Selection Criteria:

Participation is limited to:

  • National Preparedness Directorate Staff
  • State and territorial Emergency Management Training and Exercise Officers (STOs/ETOs)
  • State Administrative Agency Training and Exercise Points-of-Contact (SAA TPOCs)
  • Tribal Emergency Managers and Training and Exercise Staff
  • FEMA Regional Training Managers and Regional Exercise Officers (RTMs/REOs)
  • Federal Preparedness Coordinators (FPCs) and Deputy FPCs
  • FEMA Regional Training and Exercise Staff
  • National Training and Education Division HQ and Component Staff
  • FEMA Training Partners (i.e. NDPC, RDPC, CTGs)


The signed FEMA Form 119-25-1 must be received by NETC Admissions no later than April 9, 2018.

EMI Point of Contact:

For additional information, contact the course manager, Dan Lubman by email at

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