Emergency Management Training

Welcome to the Bellevue College Emergency Management Training Library. Here, you will find links to training materials such as videos and documents provided by third parties such as FEMA.

Please select the course you are interested in taking and it will open in a new window or tab. Some of the links open interactive sites, some launch videos and some link to downloadable documentation that can be reviewed offline and at your leisure. Details are listed to the side of the course descriptions.

After passing each exam, you will receive an email with your certificate. Please email your certificate to Emergency Management as proof of completion.

Courses and Descriptions

IS-1.A: Emergency Manager: An Orientation

The goal of this course is to acquaint new personnel with the position of emergency manager, including history and underlying principles of emergency management, key areas of emphasis, the emergency manager’s roles and responsibilities, and tips for getting started. Click here to open course in interactive website.

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

This Independent Study course is intended to provide a general introduction to hazardous materials that can serve as a foundation for more specific studies in the future. The course has five Units which are outlined below. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. Click here to access downloadable content and Click here to take exam.

IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies

This web-based course provides public safety agency personnel information related to pre-event planning, forming the planning team, event hazard analysis, and responding to incidents during special events in their community. Though relevant special events statutes/ordinances and codes must be considered by public safety agency personnel engaged in special event planning, an extensive job aid manual is included in the course. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-29: Public Information Officer Awareness

This course covers basic information about the role of a State or local Public Information Officer. The goal of this awareness course is to provide an orientation to the public information function and the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in the public safety/emergency management environment. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-36: Multihazard Planning for Childcare

This course covers the steps to help childcare providers prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of the children at their site. The goal of this course is to provide childcare providers, of all sizes and with responsibility for children of all ages, with the knowledge and tools to analyze the hazards and threats at the site, to develop a plan to address these hazards and threats, and to implement processes to update and practice the emergency plan. Click here to open interactive website or Click here to access downloadable content.

IS-42: Social Media in Emergency Management

The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with best practices including tools, techniques and a basic roadmap to build capabilities in the use of social media technologies in their own emergency management organizations (State, local, Tribal) in order to further their emergency response missions. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education

ICS 100.HE, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with higher education examples and exercises. Click here to open interactive website or Click here to access downloadable content.

IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. Click here to open interactive website or Click here to access downloadable content.

IS-546.A: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course

This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning. The course provides a brief overview of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-552: The Public Works Role in Emergency Management

This course provides an introduction to the role of Public Works departments in community emergency management. The training is intended to help communities improve their emergency management efforts regarding the functions of public works agencies prior to, during, and after disasters. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-556: Damage Assessment for Public Works

The purpose of this course is to build capacity for damage assessment by enabling the development or refinement of a damage assessment program for the public works agency. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-702.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems

The goal of this course is to facilitate NIMS compliance by providing you with the basic information and tools that you need to apply NIMS public information systems and protocols during incident management. Click here to open interactive website.

IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness

This course provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve the security in your workplace. No workplace—be it an office building, construction site, factory floor, or retail store—is immune from security threats. Click here to open interactive website or Click here to download documentation.

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation. Click here to open interactive website (begins immediately with sound)Click here to download documentation or Click here to access additional resources.