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Training and Exercises











YCEMA hosts trainings and exercises for all 29 municipalities in York County, first responders, and other agencies. Trainings and exercises help to prepare agencies for various emergency situations, incidents, and disasters. 

Upcoming Instructor-Led Webinars: 



L1302: Continuity Program Management


Description: This course assists continuity program managers with understanding their roles and responsibilities and provides resources to help them develop a wholistic continuity capability for their organizations.


Date: Wednesday February 22nd - Thursday February 23rd     

Time: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Location: TBD

Cost: Free

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MGT347: ICS Forms Review


Description: Learn about and use the most common Incident Command System (ICS) forms. The course will prepare you to work with the ICS Forms used in the Incident Command Planning process to assist in the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP). You will be introduced to the forms and will practice how to develop and write effective objectives to manage an expanding all-hazards incident. The course will allow you to learn and experience the benefits of using the forms in responding to emergencies or managing planned events.


Date: Tuesday January 31st

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

Location: New Hampshire Fire Academy. 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, NH 03305

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: IS 100.b, IS 200.b, IS 700.a, and IS 800.b

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AWR328: All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters


Description: This course will provide livestock producers, emergency managers, veterinarians, extension agents, veterinary technicians, rural community leaders, public and human health personnel, fire and law enforcement with tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters (e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure) involving animals in rural communities. The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia, carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, and federal support available during recovery. 


Date: Wednesday, February 22nd  

Time: 8 AM to 5 PM

Location: New Hampshire Fire Academy. 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, NH 03301

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: IS 100c, IS 200c, and IS- 700b

Register by February 12th


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MGT448: All Hazard Planning for Animal, Agricultural, and Food-Related Disaster


Description: MGT-448 will provide the background information needed to lead a multi-agency team of emergency planners in the development of an ESF annex for food and/or animal-related disasters to supplement their community’s existing EOP. The course will address topics such as agro terrorism, detection, and diagnosis; the unique challenges that rural communities face in planning for and responding to food and/or animal-related disasters; utilization of Emergency Support Functions (ESF); recovery and the importance of sustainable operations during a disaster event; and mapping a community to identify areas of vulnerability and resources.


Date: Thursday, February 23rd   

Time: 8 AM to 5 PM

Location: New Hampshire Fire Academy. 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, NH 03301

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: AWR 328

Register by February 12th


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AWR148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems


Description: The purpose of the Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems course is to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and personnel on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to an emergency at a school building or an entire school system.


Date: Tuesday, March 7th       

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: New Hampshire Fire Academy. 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, NH 03301

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: IS 100c, IS 200c, IS- 700b, and IS 800c

Register by February 22nd


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G- 402: NIMS Overview for Senior Officials (Executives, Elected, and Appointed)


Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize Senior officials (executives, elected and appointed officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) with their role in supporting incident management within the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 

Target Audience: Executives and senior officials, including elected officials, city/ county managers, agency administrators, etc. (Note: this course is a required course for senior officials per NIMS compliance requirements.)


Session 1: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023  

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

Location: Wells Public Safety Building, 1563 Post Road, Wells ME 04090

Cost: Free

Register by March 3rd, 2023


Session 2: Thursday, March 9th, 2023  

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: York County EMA, 149 Jordan Springs Road, Alfred ME  04002

Cost: Free

Register by March 3rd, 2023


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L-0105: Public Information Basics


Description: This three-day class will equip the participants with the skills needed to be full or part-time PIOs, including oral and written communications; understanding and working with the media; and basic tools and techniques to perform effectively as a PIO, both in the proactive/ advocacy times and crisis/ emergency response. This is the replacement for the old G290 and G291. 


Dates: Tuesday April 11th- Thursday April 13th       

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Location: Portsmouth Medical Office. 100 Eileen Dondero Foley Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness.


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Ongoing Self-Study Courses: 

The Center for Rural Development security trainings:


Center for Radiological Nuclear Training:


FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness:

Texas Engineering Extension Service:

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Academy:

For more information or questions, contact the Training and Response Coordinator, Caitlin Lipert.



Office Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

EMA Duty Officer during non-business hours


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