FEMA G-Courses

A FEMA EMI G course is a course that has been developed and maintained by the FEMA Emergency Management Institute staff.  A significant portion of EMI’s training is conducted by state emergency management agencies and identified by the EMI-developed/state-delivered G course code. EMI develops and maintains the curriculum while the states tailor the courses to their communities and provide state-level certificates. The G course curriculum is shaped by EMI’s established National G Course Working Group. The Working Group provides broad and diverse input on the needs of the state, local, and tribal stakeholders; current status of the curriculum; and potential opportunities for improvement and growth. Not all of the G coded courses are offered in each state every year.

A G course is a course that has been authorized to the “authority having jurisdiction” from FEMA for delivery and has been granted authority to offer course completion certificates.  For The State of Tennessee, the authority having jurisdiction is the State Administrative Agent (SAA) and delegated to the TEMA Training Section for management.  The following are FEMA courses that the TEMA Instructor Team offers:

G191   ICS/EOC Interface   – Updated April 2019                                                            8 Hours

This 1-day course provides an overview to the roles and responsibilities of first responders operating under the Incident Command System (ICS). Further, it explains how the Incident Commander and the IC Staff interface with local Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) during emergencies or disasters.

Prerequisites:

IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200

Or

IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions

 

G235 Emergency Planning                                                                                                            36 Hours

This course will provide the participant with the information to illustrate changes in emergency planning, promote the integration of emergency planning, provide a link between CPG 101 and actual planning, facilitate a coordinated emergency planning system, improve the overall response for all emergencies, and reduce the time required for plan revisions.

Prerequisites: None

 

G289 Public Information Officer Awareness                                                                     8 Hours

The 1-day Public Information Officer (PIO) Awareness course will use interactive presentation to convey information and engage the participants in learning. A knowledge assessment at the end of training may be presented as a traditional exam or used as a full group review of course content.

TLETA POST Certified

Prerequisites: None

 

G290 Basic Public Information Officer                                                                                  16 Hours

The 2-day Basic Public Information Officer course will use interactive presentation to convey information and engage the participants in learning. A knowledge assessment at the end of training may be presented as a traditional exam or used as a full-group review of course content.

TLETA POST Certified

Prerequisites: G289

 

G291 Joint Information Center/Planning                                                                             8 Hours

The 1-day JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs course will use interactive presentation to convey information and engage the participants in learning. A knowledge assessment at the end of training may be presented as a traditional exam or used as a full-group review of course content. 

Prerequisites: G289, G290

 

G295 PIO 289, 290, 291 Train-the-Trainer                                                                           16 Hours

This 2-day course provides the seasoned PIO instructor with the tools to provide instruction in G289, G290, and G291.

Prerequisites: G289, G290, G291

 

G300 Intermediate Incident Command System     – Updated April 2019                        16 Hours

Building on the prerequisite ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses, this ICS 300 course focuses on ICS for supervisors in expanding incidents. ICS 300 outlines how the NIMS Command and Coordination component supports the management of expanding incidents as well as describes the incident management processes as prescribed by ICS. This course has a threaded activity that will give students the opportunity to practice implementing the incident management process and create an Incident Action Plan (IAP) for a simulated expanding incident.

TLETA POST Certified

Prerequisites:

The required prerequisites to this course are:

·         IS-0100.c An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

·         IS-0200.c Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200

·         IS-0700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

·         IS-0800: National Response Framework (NRF)

Other recommended (not required) courses:

·         E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface

 

G364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools                                             24 Hours

This course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. The course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an EOP and explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management.

In an optional exercise day, this course provides participants with an opportunity to conduct and design a tabletop exercise using Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines.

Selection Criteria: Principals, assistant principals, risk managers, school board members, school safety coordinators, transportation and food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, public information officers, teachers, and local first responders.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended: IS0100.SCa (or IS0100.SC, or IS0100.b), Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Schools; and IS0700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction

 

G366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters                                                                       8 Hours

After completing this workshop, participants should be able to create, update, or revise an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for their community or organization to effectively address the unique needs of children in disasters.

Prerequisites: None

 

G367 Emergency Planning for Campus Executives                                                      2 Hours

This course provides executives of institutions of higher education (IHEs) with insights into multi-hazard emergency planning and their role in protecting lives, property, and continuity of operations.

Prerequisites: None

 

G386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response                                                                               24 Hours

This course will provide an introduction to mass fatalities incidents and will cover the main tasks that need to be done to plan for, operate at the scene of, and recover from mass fatality incidents.

Prerequisites: None

 

G400 Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff                                                                                                                                                                                         16 Hours

Building on the prerequisite ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 300 courses, this ICS 400 course focuses on ICS for Command and General Staff in complex incidents. This advanced ICS 400 course focuses on senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multiagency Coordination System, or as part of an Incident Management Team.

TLETA POST Certified

Prerequisites:

·         IS-0100 An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

·         IS-0200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200

·         E/L/G 0300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS 300

·         IS-0700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

·         IS-0800 National Response Framework (NRF)

·         Recommended (not required) Courses

o   Experience using ICS 100/200/300 principles and concepts in a real-world event or full-scale exercise

o   E/L/G 0191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface

 

G402 ICS OVERVIEW FOR EXECUTIVES/ SENIOR OFFICIALS                        2 Hours

This course is intended to provide a forum to discuss the agency’s strategic and executive level preparedness and response issues and challenges related to WMD/terrorism and other incidents of national significance. It is also intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven strategies and practices as well as enhanced teamwork and coordination among the agency’s senior officials responsible for emergency response to a major incident.

Prerequisites: None