Advanced Safety Officer Workshop for the Railroad Industry

Looking for a new angle to improve your organization’s Safety Officer’s skills? What could be better than taking a handful of great like-minded safety individuals, putting them in a room for two days, and allowing them to dissect a scenario to better enhance their overall safety skills?   (Nothing, right?) In …

The History of the Incident Command System

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) and the subsequent release of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) have recently made the Incident Command System (ICS) a household concept among emergency management and incident response personnel.  Many people misleadingly point to NIMS as the commencement of ICS application to all-risk, all-hazards …

EMSI Provides Training and Coaching at the DOE RAPSTONE Drill

Incident management is as important as ever when dealing with hazardous materials incidents.  This was demonstrated during the recent Department of Energy (DOE) RAPSTONE drill in Richland, WA, where responders from the DOE Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) and the Consequence Management Advanced Command (CMAC) conducted training to prepare for a …

Applying ICS to a CBRN Incident

Incidents that are not site specific, are geographically dispersed, or evolve over longer periods of time may require extraordinary coordination among response participants including federal, state, tribal, and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations and the private sector.  The National Incident Management System (NIMS) document additionally states that chemical, …

Course Updates: ICS-320 and ICS-410

EMSI is pleased to announce that we have recently completed significant updates to two of our flagship courses: ICS-320 Intermediate Incident Management Team and ICS-410 Advanced Incident Commander. ICS-320 The ICS-320 course has long been a staple of the EMSI training catalog.  The course traditionally focuses on the functions of …

Incorporating Legal Into Your IMT

The continued evolution of all-hazards incident management and the ever increasing complexity of the response environments has created new challenges for modern-day Incident Commanders.   With more external influences and non-operational management challenges than ever before as well as an increased potential for post-incident inquiries and litigation, a critical resource to …

The Role of the Environmental Unit Leader (EUL)

EMSI, Inc. continues to provide emergency management performance support to responders through the development of Incident Command System (ICS) courses and job aids. We are proud to offer our new Environmental Unit Leader (EUL) course and job aid. This course and job aid were recently developed in consultation with government …