Montana DES is committed to creating a disaster resilient Montana. In order to reach this goal, MT DES strives to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management training program to first responders, emergency managers, government leaders, tribal entities, non-governmental partners, and private citizens. An effective training program will help provide the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to respond & recover when a disaster strikes.
The state of Montana is committed to a consistent and inclusive approach to ensuring all stakeholders have the training and exercise tools they need to protect public health and safety, and protect property and the environment.
Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) is the roadmap for Montana to accomplish the training and exercise priorities, strategic goals, and readiness objectives. The MT DES’s training program is within the preparedness section and works closely with the exercise program, and in coordination with local, Tribal, State, Federal, and Private sector partners. This TEP should be layered enabling the linkage for multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional support, opportunity, and coordination to help prepare Montana to optimally address both the naturally-occurring and human-caused threats and hazards that it faces.
If you are hosting a training event and would like it placed on the ReadyandSafe.mt.gov calendar, please complete and submit the MT DES Event Form.
Montana DES Training Resources
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
EMI is the emergency management community’s flagship training institution, and provides training to Federal, State, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials to strengthen emergency management core competencies for professional, career-long training.
Center for Domestic Preparedness
Expertise: Prevention, deterrence and response to CBRNE hazards and healthcare/public health mass casualty
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University
Expertise: Biological, law enforcement, and agroterrorism response
National Nuclear Security Administration/CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training at the Nevada National Security Site
Expertise: Prevention and response to radiological/nuclear attacks
The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech
Expertise: Explosive and incendiary attacks
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
Expertise: Cybersecurity, crisis communications, executive and elected official’s education, hazardous materials awareness and operations, health and medical services, incident management, infrastructure protection, search and rescue, threat and risk assessment, and training gap analyses.
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at University of Hawaii
Expertise: Natural disasters, coastal communities, islands & territories & underserved at-risk populations
Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Security and Emergency Response Training Center
Expertise: Prevention, deterrence response and recover to explosive related events
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
Expertise: Led by The Center for Rural Development, the Consortium is comprised of academic partners that possess extensive experience and niche capabilities in developing and delivering homeland security curriculum to the rural emergency response community
Most FEMA related trainings require a Student ID Numer (SID). If you need to get FEMA SID, you may register for one through FEMA's SID registration page. If you have a SID, but have forgotten it, you may find it by using FEMA's SID retreival page.
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