FEMA EMI – REGIONAL ALL HAZARDS POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING COURSES FFY 2014

May 24, 2013  //  

These All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses are designed for individuals who are members of (or in the process of joining) an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These are FEMA regional class offerings and there are limited openings per jurisdiction. This registration process IS NOT a first-come / first-served basis. Applicants should be affiliated with a state recognized All-Hazards Incident Management Team, and each IMT will prioritize their applicants based on Team staffing needs.  Non-IMT affiliated applicants will be ranked lowest for course admission.

1. All students who wish to enroll in either on or off-campus EMI classes must have a student identification number (SID) in order to do so. The SID number replaces the social security number on the 119 application form, and no application can or will be processed without an SID number. To obtain an SID number, students should follow the instructions as listed below:
 

Step 1:  To register, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/elms
Step 2:  Click on the “Create Account” button on the left side or the center of the screen.  The online system is designed for CDP applicants but works for NFA and EMI students as well.
Step 3:  Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4:  You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.
FEMA form 119-25-1 will be completed at the course site so you must have this number available to receive credit for this training.

2. Students attending Regional class offerings sponsored by EMI are eligible to receive Student Stipend Reimbursements for their attendance during training.
            At this time, FEMA will provide reimbursement only for the following expenses: 

  • Travel (either a round trip airline ticket or 1 round trip by car). Reimbursement for airfare is contingent upon the advanced purchase of a coach/ economy non-refundable ticket.
  • Baggage charges
  • Local transportation to and from the airport (use hotel shuttle when available)
  • Lodging charges (for the room only.  FEMA does not reimburse for room service, movies, internet access, etc)
  • Ancillary incidental expenses, meals, and rental cars are not reimbursable

NOTE: Local hotels are an average of 8-10 miles from the classroom site, therefore driving for attendance is strongly recommended.  (Local taxi/rental car expenses are not reimbursed by FEMA.)

3. Employees of the Federal Government are not eligible for reimbursement under the Student Stipend Reimbursement Program. The stipend reimbursement program, which pays for travel costs and housing for students attending regional class offerings, is not available to Federal employees. Potential applicants who are Federal employees should be directed to apply for a Travel Authorization (TA) from their respective Federal agencies, along with associated travel costs.

4.  Any questions relating to stipend reimbursements should be referred to either the EMI Course Manager or to:
Ms. JoAnn Boyd, NETC Admissions at: (301) 447-1415.

5.  All necessary documentation required for travel and expense reimbursement will be provided at the course site.

For further information, contact:
Robert L. Ridgeway, Course Manager
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program
NETC/EMI
robert.ridgeway@fema.dhs.gov
(301) 447-1142

Hotel Information:

Multiple hotels are located within an 8-10 mile radius of the Chesterfield Public Safety Training Center.  MapQuest (www.Mapquest.com) coordinates for the Training Center at: 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, Va. 23832

Click the “Lodging” icon at the top of the MapQuest page then select “Hotels & Motels” to display a listing of local choices that includes most major hotel brands. These facilities should offer the state/local “Government Rate” of $83/night or less upon request.

Course Application Downloads:

Please select and download the matching course application form for your desired All Hazards Position Specific Training course(s) from the choices below.  You must submit a separate form for each course you wish to attend following the directions listed on the form.   All applications must be submitted by e-mail to IMT2014AcademyApplications@gmail.com with the attachment of the class application.   One course application per e-mail message is preferred.

NOTE:  These All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses are designed for individuals who are members of (or in the process of joining) an All-Hazards Incident Management Team recognized by their state. As these are FEMA regional class offerings, there are limited openings per jurisdiction and this registration process IS NOT a first-come / first-served basis. Applicants will be screened for affiliation with a state recognized All Hazards Incident Management Team, and each AHIMT will also prioritize their applicants based on Team staffing needs.  Non-AHIMT affiliated applicants will be ranked lowest for course admission and admitted strictly on a space available basis.

Application screening will be conducted starting in October 2013. Applicants selected for attendance will be notified of their selection so that appropriate travel planning can be completed per the FEMA guidelines above. 

Liason Officer

Planning Section Chief

Operation Section Chief

Situation Unit Leader

Resources Unit Leader

Division Group Supervisor

Supply Unit Leader

Task Force Strike Team Leader 

 REGISTRATION FOR ALL COURSES CLOSES MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013.

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund