Student Training Opportunties

These courses are developed for and/or delivered by institutions and organizations funded directly by FEMA. The majority of these programs are offered at NO COST. This includes programs offered by the institutions below. All course requests must be coordinated with the Division of Emergency Management.

Review the courses below and apply with the coordinated link. Follow the procedures as they outlined by each school. All applications must have the APPROVAL of the State Training Officer. Please send a scanned copy of your application to:

Attention Training Officer
Training Processing or Fax it to 775-687-0330

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

The CDP provides hands-on specialized training to state and local emergency responders in the management and remediation of WMD incidents. Located at the former home of the U.S. Army Chemical School, Fort McClellan, the CDP conducts live chemical agent training for the nation's civilian emergency response community. The training emergency responders receive at the CDP provides a valid method for ensuring high levels of confidence in equipment, procedures, and individual capabilities.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center) (NMIMT)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center) (NMIMT): NMIMT offers live explosive training including the use of field exercises and classroom instruction. NMIMT is the lead NDPC partner for explosives and firearms, live explosives, and incendiary devices training. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Louisiana State University (LSU) (Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education)

LSU provides training to law enforcement agencies and focuses its efforts on the delivery of the Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts for Law Enforcement Course, and the development and delivery of the Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents Course. Louisiana State University (LSU).

Texas A&M University (National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center)

Texas A&M delivers a set of courses to prepare state and local officials for the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Courses are developed and designed to provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools needed to accomplish its role in the event of a WMD incident. Additionally, Texas A&M has developed an Interactive Internet WMD Awareness Course for emergency responders. Texas A&M also provides technical assistance to state and local jurisdictions in the development of WMD assessment plans.  Texas A&M University.

U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site (National Exercise, Test, and Training Center) (NTS)

NTS conducts large scale field exercises using a wide range of live agent stimulants as well as explosives. NTS develops and delivers a Radiological/Nuclear Agents. U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site.  

Emergency Management Institute

Visit this site to find out more on classes offered by FEMA.  
Emergency Management Institute.
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium