The St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management fully supports training and exercise opportunities to further develop the knowledge base within the Public Safety profession.  Continuing Education is a vital part of our mission to ensure we are fully prepared when a disaster occurs.

The following courses are available for any Public Safety Official.

Local Offerings:

Training Course Status

 April 18-20, 2018
ICS 300 - Intermediate Incident Command System CLOSED - FULL
This course addresses the functions of command within an Incident Command System (ICS).  The focus of this course is on activating the necessary elements on the prolonged incident and the various forms and documentation to assist in the incident.  Discussion includes the responsibilities of each section chief and the various branch, division, group, and unit leaders, and includes a short review of ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This course will provide a valuable command learning experience in a "real-time" learning environment.  The course is highly recommended for emergency response personnel interested in learning how to effectively operate within a fully functional incident command system and meets the NIMS Integration Center requirements for ICS Level 300.  Prerequisites: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, and IS 800.  To register for the course, click link above.

May 8-10, 2018
Wide Area Search OPEN - SEATS AVAIL
The Wide Area Search course is designed to provide training for search responders to effectively conduct wide area searches due to natural disasters or man-made incidents. This course introduces the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform wide area searches at a disaster incident site. The course uses the 2007 Greensburg, Kansas tornado as a case study to demonstrate the various teaching points. The course concludes with a culminating event table top exercise that requires participants to utilize all the skills introduced throughout the course. To register for the course, click link above.

May 14-25, 2018
80 hour Hazardous Materials Technician OPEN - SEATS AVAIL
This course meets NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (2013 edition) Prerequisites include: Missouri DFS Certifications for Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations. This course also requires additional documentation from appropriate supervisor before approval will be given. Please email for more information. The POST control number of 416141505 was valid for courses taken up to 07/30/2014. All courses completed after that date , with new materials are POST approved control # 910141018. All courses completed after 1/20/15 will carry the updated POST control number of 12015257 To register for the course, click link above.

June 14-15, 2018
ICS 400 - Advanced Incident Command System OPEN - SEATS AVAIL
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS).  This course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses.  The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-Agency Coordination Entity.  Prerequisites: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, IS 700 and IS 800.  To register for the course, click link above.

July 17-18, 2018
Maturing Public-Private Partnerships: Expanding Collaboration, Engagement, and Resilience - St. Louis, MO, AWR-342. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, this two-day workshop provides participants with innovative techniques and integrated public-private partnership strategies to bolster preparedness, response and recovery efforts. As a community leader, you are invited to attend this event that provides 1.4 CEUs for successful completion. To register for the course, click link above.

August 14, 2018
G191 - ICS/EOC Interface      OPEN - SEATS AVAIL
The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC characteristics, responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on activities and group discussions to formulate an interface. Selection Criteria: Participants should be teams made up of a community’s ICS and EOC personnel. Recommended: IS100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; IS200.b, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; and/or EOC Management courses. This course is one of the Advanced Professional Series (APS) Required courses.

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