Training Section

In support of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) 5, 8, and 11, The Nevada Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has a formal, documented training program composed of training needs assessment, curriculum, course evaluations, and records of training.

Emergency personnel receive and maintain training consistent with their current and potential responsibilities. Specialized training related to the threats confronting the jurisdiction is included in the training program.

Training is regularly scheduled and conducted in conjunction with the overall goals and objectives of the training program. Training is based on the training needs assessment, internal and external requirements and mandates (i.e NIMS) and addresses deficiencies identified in the corrective action process.

DEM utilizes courses developed from the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) comprised of: FEMA’s National Emergency Training Center/Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT), Louisiana State University (LSU), Texas A&M University (TEEX), and the Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site (NTS).