EMSI Releases a New Communications Unit Leader Job Aid

EMSI 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 Communications Unit Leader (COML) job aid. This job aid was recently developed in consultation with government and industry subject matter experts …

EMSI Releases a New Qualified Individual Course and Job Aid

In addition to EMSI’s guidance on performing in the Operational Planning Process, this job aid offers several key checklists and reference sheets for the COML. You can order the Communications Unit Leader job aid or any one of our other ICS job aids exclusively at IMTGear.com. EMSI continues to provide …

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 …

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 …

BP Brazil ICS Training and Drill

For the last two years, EMSI has been working steadily with BP Brazil to prepare their Incident Management Team (IMT) for effective and efficient response to a simulated or actual incident. In September, 2013, the training’s benefits were finally brought to fruition when the government of Brazil required BP to …

Condolences Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, the emergency response community lost 19 firefighters as they battled the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona. All of the deceased were members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. The entire staff of EMSI is deeply saddened by this loss and we offer our thoughts …

EMSI Assists the Energy Industry in Establishing an ICS Position Qualification Standard

Several global energy companies with operations around the world have begun implementing a Position Qualification Standard (PQS) which establishes standardized training and competency-based evaluation of Incident Command System (ICS) positions.  The new standard establishes competencies that must be demonstrated on incidents, events or exercises before an individual can be deemed …

Chevron Corporation Establishes ICS Position Qualification Standard

The Chevron Corporation has begun implementing a Position Qualification Standard (PQS) which establishes standardized training and competency based evaluation of Incident Command System (ICS) positions.  The standard establishes competencies that must be demonstrated on incidents, events or exercises before an individual can be deemed qualified.  Each of these competencies and …

Time to Smell the Roses!

Hello to all of our colleagues and friends who have contributed to both Pat’s and my professional careers.  You may have noticed that we are not as active in EMSI as in the past.  Pat and I have decided to focus our future efforts in another direction.  I have personally …