Training Courses

Principles of Emergency Management

     PDS Requirement
     IPEM Requirement

This one day course is designed to be a formal introduction to emergency management. The needs for an emergency management system and the importance of an integrated approach to managing emergencies are examined. Participants formulate the elements of an integrated teamwork system and devise specific actions for improving their own contributions to local emergency management teams. During the course, participants are exposed to the five basic concepts of emergency management: mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The role of the emergency manager and the impact they have on their community is discussed in great detail. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities and a final exam.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager:

Course Timeline: Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 230 - Fundamentals of Emergency Management, must be completed prior to attending the course and a copy of the certificate forwarded to IEMA before you will be allowed to take the classroom portion of Principals of Emergency Management. Please forward a copy of your certificate for FEMA Independent Study IS 230 to IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Attention: Training.

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials who are new to emergency management or those who want to learn more about emergency management.

Scheduled Classes:
Date Location
May 30, 2024WebEx**
Jun 7, 2024WebEx**

** No lodging available

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Nancy Buck. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.



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IEMA Main Office 217-782-2700
TTY 866-277-5669

2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703

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