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L0101 – Foundations of Emergency Management (Culpeper)

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Emergency Management




WHEN: August 8th-12th, 2022 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: 1601 Orange Road; Culpeper, VA 22701

WHAT: FEMA recognizes the need to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management competencies and to a Career Development Program through a progressive training and education system that includes the entry-level Academy, called the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Training objectives for this course are based on the newly established emergency manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association; the International Association of Emergency Managers; and state, local, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with EMI.

The following topics in emergency management are covered in this course: history; legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing and organizing; social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness, and team-building; mitigation, response, prevention, and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.

It is mandatory that the participant complete all 40 hours of this course to receive full credit. Anything less will result in the participant’s need to re-register for another course and start from the beginning.

Course Goal:

At completion of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of the history of doctrine and authorities of emergency management, the role of the emergency manager, and an overview of all hazards.


Participants must complete the 11-independent study (IS) courses before attending:

IS-0100.a Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

IS-0120.c An Introduction to Exercise

IS-0200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-0230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management

IS-0235.c Emergency Planning

IS-0240.b Leadership and Influencing

IS-0241.b Decision Making and Problem Solving

IS-0242.b Effective Communication

IS-0244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers

IS-0700.a National Incident Management System, An Introduction

IS-0800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

Target Audience:

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

PLEASE NOTE – you must apply to EMI for this course IN ADDITION to registering here: For questions, please contact us at The Head of Sponsoring Agency is Christopher Shay:

Individuals who need an accommodation of a functional or access need to attend the training should contact the LMS Help Desk via telephone at 

COURSE MANAGER: Candice Crockett

FACILITY POC: Donna Deal, 540.829.7518,

INSTRUCTORS: Sara Harrington, Justin Haga, Alexa Boggs, Walter English