Training Initiatives

Training is a key component of preparedness; for public safety, government officials, private stakeholders, and citizens. Training is the mechanism utilized to educate responsible officials, managers & personnel regarding their duties in relation to the Comprehensive Emergency Plan. 

Emergency Management promotes training by hosting courses, providing courses, and facilitating training for agencies and community groups. 

Types of training provided, include:

  • Incident Command / Emergency Operations Training
  • Incident Management & Public Policy Training
  • Fire & Rescue Service Training
  • Emergency Medical Services Training
  • Traffic Incident Management Training
  • Community Awareness Training
  • Incident or Support Function Specific Operational Training

If you have a community organization that is interested in topics such as severe weather awareness training or other topics, submit your interest using the Contact Us page. 


Exercise Initiatives

Like training, exercise is a critical component of preparedness. Exercises are evaluated activities that test and validate components of the Comprehensive Emergency Plan and associated procedures. Exercises allow responsible officials, managers & personnel to test their abilities to implement plans in a response scenario. The results of the exercise are used to update or amend plans based on the evaluated results. Exercises also help identify gaps in training and resources that may be required to address general or specific response scenarios. 

There are several types of exercise activities that can be used to achieve the objectives identified above. 

Types of exercise activities include:


  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Games


  • Drills
  • Functional Exercises
  • Full-scale Exercises