Emergency Services Sector Training


The Department of Homeland Security as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Emergency Services Sector, along with other government agencies, provide a wide array of free training programs to government and private sector partners to facilitate the Emergency Services Sector mission.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness

Every day, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness takes steps to help people and communities to be more prepared by developing the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all threats and hazards. Whether we face risks related to earthquakes, cyberattacks, or chemical spills, our goal is shared: safety and resilience.

Training for first responders and emergency managers is available from the National Fire Academy, Center for Domestic Preparedness, Emergency Management Institute, including independent study courses and resident and field courses, National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, FEMA Higher Education Program, and Continuing Training Grants.

Training for individuals and communities is available from Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs, You Are the Help Until Help Arrives, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic.

Office for Bombing Prevention

Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Training and Awareness

To reduce risk to the nation's critical infrastructure, the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) develops and delivers a diverse curriculum of training and awareness products to build nationwide counter-improvised explosive device (IED) core capabilities and enhance awareness of terrorist threats.

Active Shooter Preparedness

The Department of Homeland Security aims to enhance Active Shooter Preparedness by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues, such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence.

For more information, go to Emergency Services Sector Active Shooter Workshop.

For more information, contact the Emergency Services Sector-Specific Agency at essteam@cisa.dhs.gov.

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