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Training of First Responders and Emergency Management stakeholders is critical to saving lives and property. Executive Order 13650 Working Group members are committed to improving chemical facility safety and security through action plan items identified in the report to the President on June 6, 2014, entitled Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment.

This webpage is designed to assist First Responders, Emergency Management, and associated response personnel in identifying repositories of training sites that have content relevant to addressing chemical incidents.  There are many valuable training courses available. The training courses listed on the sites below are identified by either:

  • Meeting a standard criteria established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Training and Education Division's (NTED) Condensed Course Review and Certification Guide (CCRCG).
    • Note:  The CCRCG is a framework for agencies offering emergency response training assistance with course development, third party review, and approval. To learn more about this process, visit the Responder Training Development Center (RTDC) at https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov/rtdc/state/, or
  • Are endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).    

Training Repository Links:

National Training and Education Division (NTED) https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov/content.do
NTED serves the nation's first responder community, offering more than 150 courses to help build critical skills that responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events. NTED primarily serves state, local, and tribal entities in 10 professional disciplines, but has expanded to serve private sector and citizens in recognition of their significant role in domestic preparedness.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) http://www.training.fema.gov/emi.aspx
EMI is the emergency management community's flagship training institution, and provides training to Federal, State, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials to strengthen emergency management core competencies for professional, career-long training.
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) https://cdp.dhs.gov/
The Center for Domestic Preparedness provides responders with knowledge to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from chemical, biological, explosive, radiological, or other hazardous materials incidents. This training has proven to be a critical investment in ensuring responders, individuals, and communities are prepared for an emergency.
Trainex http://www.trainex.org
In partnership with the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a range of training information to EPA, other federal agency, state, tribal, and local staff involved in hazardous waste management and remediation. This site includes training schedules for deliveries of many courses - both classroom and Internet-based.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration www.phmsa.dot.gov
Pipeline safety is a shared responsibility. While most of the TQ training activities are for federal and state inspectors, there are some public training modules designed to familiarize industry personnel and other stakeholders with the requirements of the pipeline safety regulations (Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 190-199). Interested stakeholders, including the general public, may view the Introduction to Pipelines tool and/or the Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators training tool.
Office of Bombing Prevention http://www.dhs.gov/obp
Coordinated through state Homeland Security officials and training offices, OBP courses educate federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial participants, such as municipal officials and emergency managers; state and local law enforcement and other emergency services; and critical infrastructure owners, operators, and security staff on strategies to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents.

Training courses have a range of sophistication and accreditation or certification. Prior to committing to any training, individuals are encouraged to review the requirements for the training and then carefully review the course overview and outline and to contact providers to ensure the training meets any applicable requirements. The EO working group does not endorse any specific training and is providing the information for stakeholders to identify potential training to respond to chemical incidents. For those training providers interested in being considered for listing on this site, please submit a course overview that includes intended audience, length of course, any cost or fee associated, and locations offered; a weblink; and any certification or accreditation information to eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov.

Disclaimer:

This collection of potential resources is intended to serve only as an overview of various opportunities to receive grants, training, and other resources. As an overview, it is not comprehensive in its descriptions of the listed resources. Any parties interested in pursuing any of the listed resources should contact appropriate agency representatives in order to receive a full description of the requirements and application processes for each resource.

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