MEMA offers training courses developed and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligible students include government officials from all levels of government, emergency services personnel, representatives from private sector organizations, representatives of business and industry, community emergency volunteers, and other personnel with responsibility for response to or management of resources related to emergency preparedness activities of government.
Course offerings, dates and locations are subject to change based on student enrollment, availability of instructors, facilities and funding.
Many courses are sponsored through the County Emergency Management Agencies. Please check our Training Announcements and online training calendar for opportunities or contact your County Emergency Management Agency.
Additional Training Resources
- FEMA/DHS: Center for Domestic Preparedness Training
The CDP identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to state, local, and tribal emergency response providers.
- FEMA: Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is the emergency management community’s flagship training institution, providing training to Federal, state, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials.
- FEMA: How to Apply for Training
How to apply for courses at EMI and other federal sites, field courses and independent study courses.
- FEMA: NIMS Training
Information on the national NIMS training program as it relates to the NIMS components of Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management and Command and Management.
- FEMA: Standard Training Application 119-25-1
Direct link to FEMA Form 119-25-1 in fillable .pdf format. Used for all national level training and State-conducted field courses. Requires free Adobe™ Reader
- Maine Fire Service Institute
The Maine Fire Service Institute, a department of Southern Maine Community College, assists in the development of skills and abilities in support of Maine’s Fire Service at the local, regional and state level.
MEMA Training Policies and Guidance
- DOE Key Personnel NIMS Training 
Describes required and recommended NIMS training for schools and higher education institution key personnel.
- NIMS/ICS Required Training Letter : (pdf format)
Cover letter on NIMS/ICS training requirements for Maine.
- NIMS/ICS Training Requirements for Maine : (pdf format)
NIMS/ICS Minimum Training Requirements for Maine by position.
- MEMA Training Approval Guidance : (pdf format)
Guidance on the Training Approval process for MEMA, FEMA, Federal partners and SERC/LEPC training
- State of Maine Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan : (pdf format)