Colorado Emergency Management Academy
The division provides a seven-month program for new and existing emergency managers throughout the state. The academy consists of training opportunities and practicums that are developed to be Colorado specific and tailored to show Colorado processes. The academy will provide networking opportunities with emergency managers and professional across the state. It culminates with a week-long resident course with a final Emergency Operations Center based exercise.
There are several prerequisites required for the Emergency Management Academy. They include:
- FEMA Professional Development Series
- Introduction to Incident Command System [IS 100]
- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents [IS-200]
- Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents for Operational First Responders [ICS-300]
- Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents and MACS for Operational First Responders [ICS-400]
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction [IS-700)]
- An Introduction National Response Framework [IS-800]
2018 Emergency Management Academy Information
The program begins April 17, 2018 and runs through October 12, 2018.
The Emergency Management Academy and all resident courses are held at the State Emergency Operations Center in Centennial, Colorado.
Lodging is provided by DHSEM for program attendees who live more than 50 miles from the course venue.
There are no costs or fees for participating in the Emergency Management Academy. Students are responsible for their own meals.
An application must be submitted before February 16, 2018 and the participants are then notified by DHSEM.
The 2018 Emergency Management Academy Schedule offers an example of the courses completed during the academy.
Academy courses will be posted before April 2018.