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. 

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. Register for an SID number.


2020 Training

ICS 100/700/200 Combination Class        Apply for the ICS 100/700/200 Combined Class

07:30 - 16:30
March 17, 2020
June 17, 2020 
September 16, 2020
December 10, 2020


ICS 300 Classes – 07:30 - 17:00 

          Apply for the ICS 300 Class

January 21-23, 2020
April 14-16, 2020
July 6-8, 2020
October 20-22, 2020

ICS 400 Classes 7:30 - 17:00       

         Apply for the ICS 400 Class

February 25-26, 2020 - New Dates
May 19-20, 2020
August 12-13, 2020
November 17-18, 2020



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