Regardless of efforts undertaken to prepare and train, many organizations find they still have some training needs when disaster strikes. Whether new people have entered the organization or the training program was not yet completed, the emergency does not wait, often necessitating a response with people who are not fully trained for the mission.
In addition to providing incident management coaches and advisors during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, EMSI provided a wide range of just-in-time training for responders. Tens of thousands of response personnel from government and industry alike deployed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; many had not previously attended ICS training or ever been exposed to ICS. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, EMSI established just-in-time “training academies” throughout the Gulf Coast, where we trained hundreds of government and industry response personnel prior to their assignment to the incident. Additionally, EMSI assisted with the check-in process by providing incident in-briefings for incoming response personnel. Our flexible approach to training enhanced the government and industry response to the spill.
EMSI can rapidly mobilize training teams to your incident and provide just-in-time training to your responders. This can occur prior to responders deploying and checking-in or can be incorporated into the check-in process. Nearly of our training courses can be delivered with little advanced warning should you have an emergent need in response to an incident. We can help get your responders ready for the challenge, particularly when time is of the essence.
Will your responders still need assistance after the just-in-time training? Learn more about our Response Advising and Coaching services.