EMSI IMT Supports DOE/NNSA for Cobalt Magnet Exercise

Responding to a major incident should never be left to chance. After nearly a year planning, the Cobalt Magnet exercise was conducted in Brevard County, Florida, at the end of February, with the EMSI Incident Management Team (IMT) there to assist.  Cobalt Magnet 2019 (CM19) was a Department of Energy/National …

Building a Culture of Preparedness

Many of our readers are familiar with our recurring mantra that “the time to make friends is not when you need a friend”. In the world of emergency preparedness, this is critical. Learning the capabilities of your partners and neighbors during an incident delays response times and getting the right …

Happy New Year 2019

As usual, things remain busy at EMSI.  2018 was another busy and productive year for EMSI and 2019 is shaping up to be the same way. International Projects In keeping with our reputation as a global leader in incident management training and practical application, EMSI conducted work in 12 countries …

EMSI Delivers ICS-220 Training as part of the AHIMTA Conference

Following on the heels of an ICS-220 delivery for St. Louis County Police Department, EMSI participated in this year’s annual All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association (AHIMTA) Training and Education Symposium for the fourth consecutive year and delivered our ICS-220 Initial Response training course for the second straight year to a …

Working in a Winter Wonderland

For many places in the country, winter has already arrived. While many enjoy walking in a winter wonderland, those in the incident management field should be keenly aware of the impacts of winter storms. Is Your EOC Ready For Winter Storms? Hopefully, you’ve already pre-planned for such events and are …

Wonder What’s in Santa’s Go Kit?

Season’s Greetings! From all of us here at EMSI, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays. Traveling the world in one evening takes a lot of preparation. Not just the logistics of delivering toys to boy and girls, but accomplishing the element of preparedness to ensure that the …

Improving Response Capabilities Through Exercises

Improving Response Capabilities Through Exercises: A Recap from Clean Gulf During the week of November 12th, EMSI participated in the Clean Gulf Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This annual conference covered spill preparedness and response topics, providing a forum for responders, operators, regulators, equipment providers, and environmental groups to …

EMSI’s Deployable Incident Management Teams

Put Us In, Coach! As one of the most experienced and capable Incident Management Teams (IMT) in the world, the EMSI IMT is a highly qualified and experienced Type 1 IMT available to support government and private sector entities on a worldwide basis. With highly skilled incident management professionals, team …

New Job Aids Coming Soon

An international leader in developing tools and training for initial and sustained responses, EMSI is passionate about preparing responders to be ready for all-hazards incidents. As part of this commitment, we have created over twenty job aids and guidebooks that aid emergency managers and front-line responders in performing their duties, …

Building an ICS Go Kit

Any experienced and prepared incident responder maintains a comprehensive Go Kit in order to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. You may want to assemble a “Go Kit” if you think you will be deployed to incidents that will last for more than a day.  Even if you aren’t …