9th Annual Emergency Responders "Gathering" for Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming
The Training and Exercise Plan is the framework for Montana to accomplish the priorities described in the State's Homeland Security Strategy. Montana has pursued a coordinated homeland security strategy that emphasizes collaboration among Federal, Tribal, State, local, and private partners to jointly plan and prepare for man-made and natural emergencies and disasters. Training and exercises play a
The Montana Emergency Response Framework (MERF) base document and Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes.
Summer Institute in Billings, Montana.
2017 Wildfire Leadership Conference
Registration Now Open
April 7-9, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn,
Registration fee $90.00
MT DES is responsible to the Governor to carry out the planning and programs for disaster and emergency services.
Poster and training video
L-388 Advanced PIO Course
Date/Time: 22-26Jan 2018 8a-5p
Location: Fort Harrison Helena MT
The Advanced Public Information Officer course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.
Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership
1. IS- 42 Social Media in Emergency Management
2. IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.)
3. IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (or discipline specific course)
4. IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan (Waived if ICS-300 completed)
5. IS-250.a: Emergency Support Function #15 (ESF 15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution
6. IS-247.a: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) (or either IS-248 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public or IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Authorities
7. IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
8. IS-702.a NIMS Public Information Systems
9. IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
10. G0289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training (or IS-29 PIO Awareness on-line course)
11. G0290 Basic Public Information Officers Course (or S203 Public Information Officer or E/L 952 All Hazard Incident Management PIO)
12. G0291 Joint Information System/Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local PIOs (may be waived with written request of Course Manager).,
Registration for this course is completed through the following link:
Additional registration documents: Please email State Training Officer a supervisor approved FEMA 119-25-2 form (see link to form). firstname.lastname@example.org Students must complete the FEMA 119-25-2 General Admission Application form found at
How to Obtain your FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number
Access the link below to Register for a FEMA SID number.
Access the link below if you need to Retrieve Your FEMA SID number.
The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites listed in the Prerequisites section below, and/or pre-course knowledge check. The “G” course prerequisites can be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities. Written requests for waivers must be submitted to STO and/or National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Admissions Of
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