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Emergency Responder Training
Training is available to First Responders in Pierce County through annual classes that are offered throughout the year.  The Homeland Security Region 5 (Pierce County) Training & Exercise Committee also selects classes to specifically meet training needs for the First Responders.  The DEM University hosts technical rescue classes. 

First Responders include Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Works.

Special Classes Offered

NOTE:  Student Identification (SID) Number to process all Pierce County, State, and Federal applications is required. To register for a SID# go to:

January 17-18, 2016 – ICS 300 Class – 08:00-16:30 
Register: http://piercecounty.surveyshare.com/s/AYACGWA 

February 14-15, 2017 – ICS 400 Class – 08:00 – 16:30
Register: http://piercecounty.surveyshare.com/s/AYACWWA 

March 7, 2017 – ICS 100/700/200 Combination Class – 08:00 – 16:30

March 21, 2017 – DEM Portal Training – 08:00 – 12:00

April 18-19, 2017 – ICS 300 Classes – 08:00-16:30
Register: http://piercecounty.surveyshare.com/s/AYACGWA 

May 15-16, 2017 – ICS 400 Class – 08:00 – 16:30
Register:  http://piercecounty.surveyshare.com/s/AYACWWA 

 Other 2017 Classes of Interest:
         EOC Liaison Meeting

    • Liaisons and partners meet to discuss new EOC technology and procedures.      


    DEM Portal

 FEMA Online Independent Study Courses
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link below.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.
  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • FEMA Online Independent Study Courses
  • Register for a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID)
    Request a Transcript of classes with this Transcript Request Form