EMSI is pleased to announce the recent award of a five-year contract to support the U.S. Coast Guard’s national Incident Command System (ICS) training program. EMSI was the Coast Guard’s first ICS training support contractor from 2000-2012 and is proud to resume support to the Coast Guard effective immediately. Under the new contract, EMSI will provide ICS position and team training, including Area Command (ICS-620) and Advanced IMT (ICS-420) training, with highly experienced Type 1 ICS qualified instructors.
As the Coast Guard’s original ICS training support contractor, EMSI provided ICS training design and practical expertise to the Coast Guard for over a decade, assisting with the overall ICS implementation program and the development, revision, and delivery of multiple ICS courses. From 2000-2012 EMSI developed all-hazards ICS training courses for the Coast Guard at a time when the FEMA all-hazards ICS curriculum was not yet developed. This curriculum, consistent with National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) ICS training, helped the Coast Guard build one of the nation’s leading all-hazards ICS programs.
EMSI has a rich history with the Coast Guard. In addition to serving as the national ICS training support contractor, EMSI provided extensive support to the Coast Guard during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Over a nine-month period, EMSI was called upon to provide over 80 Type 1 and 2 ICS qualified personnel, demonstrating not only the depth of our team but our ability to serve as incident management advisors and provide “just-in-time” training to Coast Guard personnel.
Under the new contract, EMSI will leverage our experienced and diverse cadre of incident management subject matter experts and ICS practitioners. In addition to drawing from the wildland fire and all-hazards incident management communities, the EMSI cadre includes several Coast Guard incident management veterans, including EMSI President Ron Cantin who in the late 1990s and 2000s was a driving force behind the national adoption of ICS by the Coast Guard. Ron went on to become the Coast Guard’s first Type 1 Incident Commander.
A U.S. Coast Guard Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2000, EMSI is a premier all-hazards, full-service, multi-discipline incident management and emergency management services and solutions provider, specializing in multiple aspects of incident management and emergency management, including all-hazards ICS and IMT training, exercises, development, and program support. A global leader in the training and application of the ICS, EMSI has been serving the government and private sector all-hazards incident management community for nearly two decades. To learn more about EMSI and how we can help your organization’s response preparedness and ICS training programs, please visit www.emsics.com.