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Emergency Services Training

The Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee's Training and Exercise Subcommittee is committed to offering training in the Greater Kansas City region on homeland security issues, including deterrence, response and recovery from Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and terrorist incidents.

The Mid-America Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) also offers training to our local emergency responders. LEPC training focuses primarily on response and recovery to hazardous materials incidents.

Upcoming courses and events

If you know of an event that should be listed here or added to the Emergency Services Calendar, please contact Lisa Elsas.

All-Hazards Position Specific Courses

The Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee’s (RHSCC) Training and Exercise Subcommittee is pleased to announce the 2014 course dates for the NIMS All– Hazards Position Specific courses scheduled throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. View the course descriptions»

L964: Situation Unit Leader (SITL) Course

  • July 21-25

L965: Resource Unit Leader (RESL) Course 

  • July 29- August 1

L954: Safety Officer (SOFR) Course

  • August 5-8

To register, please indicate the course you would like to attend, your name, agency, title and phone number in an email to or call 816/701-8234.

When registering, you will need to submit the FEMA 119-25 application form with your signature and the signature of your supervisor for each course. Please submit to Lisa Milburn at or call 816-701-8281. Applicants will be notified by MARC when their registration is confirmed.


ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System (link to course description)

ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System (link to course description)

Other training resources

NIMS Recommended Training Matrix (as of February 2012)

FEMA's online Independent Study Program — FEMA's Emergency Management Institute provides general emergency management trainings. The following courses are basic ICS courses and the foundation for higher level ICS trainings:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Course Catalogs — The Training and Exercise Integration (TEI)/ Training Operations (TO) encourages states, territories and urban areas to schedule trainings from training catalogs to enhance the capabilities of State and local emergency preparedness. Courses are provided at little or no cost and can be delivered online or as a mobile training provided within the KC metro area. For information on scheduling mobile trainings from the following catalogs, please contact Lisa Elsas or call 816-701-8392.

The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) launched an Online Course Catalog that integrates information on courses managed and/or provided by the CDP, EMI and the National Training and Education Division (NTED). The Online Course Catalog allows users to search this new course database using a search of Course Number, Course Title, Course Description, Target Audience, Course Type, Location, Provider, Target Capability and Emergency Support Function (ESF). 

Training Partners

Out-of-Area Training

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