Coming Soon: EMSI Incident Management Handbook!

You’ve asked for it and we’re developing it! Cultivating the best practices from our decades of response and training, EMSI is nearing completion of our very own FREE Incident Management Handbook (IMH)! Yes, we said FREE! While it is important that all responders come into an incident with sufficient training …

EMSI Initial Response Guide Book Now Available

Recognizing a critical ICS training shortfall, EMSI developed the ICS-220 Initial Response Team course, an advanced ICS training course greatly expanding on initial response management concepts, to better prepare response personnel for managing the often chaotic and dynamic initial stages of the response, with additional focus on a prolonged posture …

EMSI Provides Leadership and Decision-Making Training to the IAEA

Last month, EMSI delivered a customized leadership and decision-making training session to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Created by EMSI instructor/practitioners with expertise in crisis and incident leadership, this training was provided to responders from the IAEA Incident and Emergency System (IES). With a purpose of …

Supporting the Big Game: Super Bowl LII

While millions of people spent their Super Bowl Sunday glued to the action on the field at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, hundreds of response and security personnel were focused on everything but the game. Through strong partnerships with federal, state, and local public safety agencies, the City of …

NNSA Conducts First Disaster Response Drill with USAID

Elements of this article were originally published by DOE/NNSA. https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/nnsa-conducts-first-disaster-response-drill-usaid Kicking off 2018, EMSI aided the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with their interagency partners at the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to conduct a field drill, called …

A Look Back at 2017

With 2018 off to a fast start, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2017 and share some of our activities and accomplishments. This past year was another busy year supporting our clients and it afforded us the opportunity to grow our team and expand the services we …

ICS-like EOC Structures

In the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidance released in October 2017, FEMA offers suggestions on how to adopt ICS-like structures to support Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). EOCs are used in varying ways at all levels of government (City, County, Region and/or State) and within private industry to provide coordination, …

EMSI Begins U.S. Coast Guard ICS Training Contract

EMSI is excited to have recently started work under our new five-year contract to the U.S. Coast Guard, providing advanced Incident Command System position and team training to their responders.  Kicking off in November, the contract began with the delivery of a combination ICS 430/440 Operations Section Chief/Planning Section Chief …