Training, Drilling, and Exercising Toolkit

1.0 Emergency Management Training

All school personnel, students, and visitors to the building need basic preparedness training in the 5 response guidelines (evacuation, lockdown, shelter-in-place, reverse evacuation, and severe weather). All training should be mapped to the EOP (e.g. Off-campus evacuation sites, warning systems, communications plan, parent-student reunification process, etc.). In addition, appropriate staff should be trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) to the appropriate level of their function (suggested ICS 700 & 800 for all, ICS 100 & 200 for all with ICS functions in the EOP, and at least ICS 300 for Command staff & Incident Commander). The NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines whereas the ICS is a standardized, on-scene, all hazard incident management approach based on best practices. NIMS/ICS provides a nationwide template enabling Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments and private-sector and non-governmental organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity. All courses are available online (except ICS 300) at

Link to FEMA Online NIMS/ICS Training