DEM / NIMS Course Descriptions
following courses are delivered by the State of Nevada, Division of Emergency
Management. These courses are regularly scheduled and can be delivered to your
local jurisdiction upon request. Pre-requisite NIMS independent study courses
are available on line: www.fema.training.gov
Please contact: NDEMTraining@gmail.com
Prerequisite Independent Study Courses
All courses are presented in an
“all-risk” format consistent with Homeland Security Presidential Directive
(HSPD 5), and meet current certification standards established by the National
Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA). These courses are NIMS compliant. Required NIMS courses are IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800B.
These courses are available on-line: Training On-Line.
Technical Large Animal Rescue (16 hours)
Technical Large Animal
Emergency Rescue (TLAER) is an infrequent emergency event that is dangerous and
often is mishandled by first responders and volunteers. This instruction is intended to create an
awareness of TLAER, correct methods of rescue and the way animals react in
emergency situations. The TLAER
instruction includes rescue methods-right and wrong, safety considerations,
animal behavior, and methods of preventing emergencies from happening. This is a two day class.
Nevada Wilderness Search & Rescue Technician (48 hours)
Wilderness Search and Rescue Technician (NWSRT) course provides the training
and skills proficiency demonstration leading to the issuing of a nationally
recognized credential as a “Wilderness Search and Rescue Technician”. It
provides knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities,
and the equipment needed by persons who are assigned to field operations during
a search and rescue (SAR) mission. The
course content includes topics in three major areas: survival/support, search
and rescue. This course is based on rural and wilderness environments, but the
material is recommended as a basis for all SAR environments.
course provides a common point in training for the new person to SAR and allows
them to accumulate the required clothing and equipment needed for SAR
operations in their community. The course also provides practical experience
during simulated SAR operations and in many cases is an excellent refresher
course for the more experienced SAR worker. This common starting point provides
continuity during SAR operations and future training of all team members.
course is a 48 hour course that includes both classroom (32) and field sessions
(16). The attendees will be required to
take a 145 question written test and a field skill evaluation upon completion
of the course. This course will be Nevada POST certified.
Prerequisites: IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700
Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
LIMITED TO 25 STUDENTS.
Nevada Land Search Management
The Nevada Land Search Management (NLSM) course is designed to teach the essential knowledge and skills necessary to perform as the initial response Incident Commander on a lost person incident with the
primary focus on the Search element of SAR. The course prepares the student for the management responsibilities and leadership skills required during SAR missions. The course explains the tasks and procedures needed to effectively manage SAR operations from the initial response through the expansion phases of the search to the final demobilization of all resources. This is a new course
and the only course which currently meets the federal standard for “Wilderness
Search and Rescue Manager”.
The NLSM course explains and describes in detail the overall objectives, strategies, and tactics needed for a successful outcome of SAR missions. With further incident management training and field experience; the person with this training can perform as the Incident Commander on prolonged and more complex searches. This is a certification course and may not be audited. The course length is 40 hours, runs from 0800-1700 all five days of the course, and will require students to take a 100 question exam at the conclusion of the course. This course will be Nevada POST certified.
Prerequisites:IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700
Intermediate Incident Command System IS-300 (24 hours)
concepts presented in IS-200 are expanded and discussed in detail. The single
command organization is stressed and students will be exposed to resource
management and the role and function of each ICS position, including air
operations. Through a series of small group exercises students will be provided
examples of how the essential system principles and components are used in
Target Audience: Emergency Management staff; Local, County and State Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
Prerequisites: IS-100 - IS-200
Advanced Incident Command System IS-400 (16 hours)
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. 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 ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. This
course will include but not be limited to: major and/or complex incident/event
management, area command, and multi-agency coordination. This course is
designed to provide overall management skills rather than tactical expertise.
ICS-300 (Intermediate ICS) STRONGLY advised.
Target Audience: Persons who will serve as command or general
staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency
coordination system responsibilities, area commanders, emergency managers, and
multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center managers.
Operations Center Personnel:
are NOT required to take
the Field ICS courses, nor are they required to take a minimum number of course
IS-402 For Executives (8 hours)
Executives, administrators, and policy makers are provided a basic understanding of the incident command system, unified command, and multi-agency coordination. This course is intended as a system overview for those responsible for setting or implementing policy, but who are not normally part of the on-scene ICS organization and who may also lack incident management experience at the operational level. This course is module 17 of the National Incident Management System curriculum.
G-191 ICS EOC Interface (8 hours)
The goal of the course is to provide state and local
emergency management officials with the knowledge and skills they need to
operate an Emergency Operating Center (EOC) and interface it with an Incident
Command System (ICS) field operation. The course provides an opportunity for
participants to begin developing an ICS/EOC interface for their community. The
course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily
on exercise and group discussions to formulate the interface.
Target Audience: State and local personnel
responsible for developing, staffing, managing and operating an EOC and
coordinating EOC operations with a field command post.
Note: This course is part of the FEMA Advanced
Practice Series (APS). The APS curriculum provides "how to"
training focused on skills needed for emergency operations and management.