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Training, Technical Assistance & Exercises

Training & Technical Assistance

Community Emergency Response Teams provides education and training about disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills for volunteers.

Office of Grants and Training provides tailored training to enhance the capacity of states and local juristidictions to prevent, deter and resond to incidents of terrorism.

Training and National Domestic Preparedness Consortium. Direct training for state and local jurisdictions to enhance capacity and preparedness.

U.S. Fire Administration. Training and educational opportunities for the Fire Service and allied organizations.

The Emergency Management Institute. Training to ensure the effectiveness of organizations and individuals working together in disasters and emergencies.

The National Fire Academy. Training and educational opportunities for members of the fire, emergency services and allied professionals.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Online Training. Introduction to the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS.

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Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Threat- and performance-based exercise activities of varying degrees of complexity and interaction.

Top Officials (TOPOFF). The nation's premier terrorism preparedness exercise, involving thousands of federal, state, territorial, and local officials as part of a robust, full-scale simulated response to a multi-faceted threat. This congressionally mandated exercise program is designed to strengthen the nation’s capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction.

Cyber Storm Exercise. Government-led, full-scale cyber security exercise series addresses the increasingly sophisticated cyber security threats facing both the public and private sectors. This congressionally mandated exercise examines the processes, procedures, tools and organizational response to a multi-sector coordinated attack through, and on, the global cyber infrastructure.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on April 16, 2009.