Emergency Responder Training

Training is available to First Responders in Pierce County through annual classes that are offered throughout the year. The Homeland Security Region 5 (Pierce County) Training & Exercise Committee also selects classes to specifically meet training needs for the First Responders. The DEM University hosts technical rescue classes.

First Responders include Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Works.

Special Classes Offered

NOTE: Student Identification (SID) Number to process all Pierce County, State, and Federal applications is required. Register for an SID number.

2018 Training

ICS 100/700/200 Combination Class      Apply for the ICS 100/700/200 Combined Class
08:00 - 16:30
March 20, 2018
June 19, 2018
September 18, 2018
December 4, 2018

ICS 300 Classes – 08:00-16:30              Apply for the ICS 300 Classes
January 16-17, 2018
April 17-18, 2018
July 17-18, 2018
October 16-17, 2018

ICS 400 Classes 8:00 - 16:30                 Apply for the ICS 400 Class
February 13-14, 2018
May 15-16, 2018
August 14-15, 2018
November 13-14, 2018

Other 2018 Classes of Interest

Details coming soon.
Liaisons and partners meet to discuss new EOC technology and procedures
March 13, 2018
June 12, 2018
September 11, 2018
December 11, 2018

FEMA Online Independent Study Courses

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link below.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.
  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation
FEMA Online Independent Study Courses