Training & Exercise

Office of Emergency Management
OEM Training
What We Do
About the Training and Exercise Program

The Office of Emergency Management’s Training and Exercise Program strives to meet the needs of all emergency responders, managers, and other support staff who work to protect life, property, and environment in New York State. We use cutting-edge resources and equipment, the latest information and intelligence, and years of experience to provide realistic training conditions that can be adapted to almost any emergency participants may face.

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Training and Exercise Responsibilities

Steady State

During Steady State Operations, the Training and Exercise Program is responsible for:

  • Review, coordinate, provide, and facilitate emergency preparedness training for the public and private sector;
  • Provide exercise supports to State and local agencies/government in support of the Multi-year Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP);
  • Schedule and conduct the NYS Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW) leading to the development of the NYS MYTEP, as required by Emergency Management Planning requirements;
  • Review and approve submitted applications for NYS students to attend the Emergency Management Institute, Center for Domestic Preparedness, and the seven National Domestic Preparedness Consortium training partners; and,
  • Review training requests associated with HSPG Programs/Grants.


Emergency Response Activations

During Emergency Response Activations, the Training and Exercise Program transitions to support the State Emergency Operations Center and the response. Based on the type and severity of the incident, Training and Exercise will cancel and/or postpone courses or exercises that may be impacted by the disaster or the response.

OEM Training
Courses and Calendar
The OEM Training Calendar lists dates and information on training courses offered. Course registration is completed through the Learning Management System (LMS).
National Incident Management System / Incident command System

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. NIMS guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents.

Training Program

The NIMS Training Program identifies those courses critical to train personnel capable of implementing all functions of emergency management. NIMS training develops incident personnel capable of performing necessary functions in their Authority Having Jurisdiction and assisting when mutual aid is necessary. The NIMS Training Program provides customized training progressions for personnel in each of the four NIMS Command and Coordination systems.

Implementation and Reporting Guidance

NIMS Implementation Objectives were developed to guide jurisdictions and clarify requirements in notices of funding opportunity for FEMA preparedness grants. Local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions are required to adopt NIMS in order to receive federal preparedness grants, and jurisdictions and organizations who are recipients and subrecipients of federal preparedness, non-disaster grant awards must achieve or be working to achieve all objectives.

Emergency Management Certification and Training Program

The Emergency Management Certification and Training Program supports the State’s strategy of creating unified emergency management training, education, communication, and response protocols.


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