The website allows emergency managers, first responders, and others from across the state to register online for local, state, and federal classes. The training portal allows the student to keep track of their completed courses and print certificates. The full catalog of courses from WEM and its partner agencies is available on the site. Users can view upcoming sessions and any required prerequisites for the training.
This Training Portal was funded by Homeland Security Dollars through a grant offered by the former Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance (OJA). For additional information about the training portal, please contact Gary Wieczorek, Program Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-242-3213.
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) schools in addition to FEMA's Emergency Management Institute provide trainings to those persons who might be responsible for responding, or supporting a response, to an emergency.
Courses are generally offered at little or no cost to attendees. Course offerings include online training, residential training (conducted at the individual sites), and direct-delivery training to your jurisdiction.
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
“The NDPC is a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations whose membership is based on the urgent need to address the counter-terrorism preparedness needs of the nation’s emergency first responders within the context of all hazards including chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) hazards.”
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
Location: Aniston, Alabama
Summary: “Train at the nation's premier all-hazards training center! FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center.”
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland
Summary: “Through its courses and integrated programs, EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of State, local, and Tribal government officials; volunteer organizations; FEMA’s disaster workforce; other Federal agencies; and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the American public.”
New Mexico Tech (Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center)
Location: Socorro, New Mexico
Summary: “Four-day, train-the-trainer course format, Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Designed for First Responders who may respond to incidents involving explosives, Course methodology includes classroom presentations, field laboratories, and practical exercises.”
The National Center for BioMedical Research and Training (NCBRT)
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Summary: “The NCBRT is a DHS training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under the NCBRT's Homeland Security National Training Cooperative Agreement. Preparedness is a shared, national responsibility requiring our active participation to prepare America to address its threats. The NCBRT is preparing you today for tomorrow’s threats.”
Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)/The Nevada Test Site (NTS)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Summary: “To prevent, mitigate, or respond to terrorists use of radiological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Our mission is to develop and deliver the most realistic and highest quality training in support of Homeland Security using extensive radiological expertise.”