Emergency management training

Basic Business Continuity Planning and Awareness

Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to provide service and support for its customers and to maintain its viability before, during, and after a emergency event. Business continuity planning (BCP) is the process of proactively developing, documenting, and integrating processes, procedures, and enabling technologies that will allow the organization, community, business etc. to respond to a disruption or disaster event. BCP provides the critical business functions will continue with minimal, if any, interruption or significant changes until such time as its normal facilities are restored after a disruptive event.

Business continuity involves two distinct areas: planning - where a plan is developed that, when implemented, will help to prevent operational interruptions, crises and disasters from happening and; recovery planning that will help the organization quickly return to a state of 'business as usual' should any of these events occur.


Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, however It is recommended that persons taking this course also take I-100.


Course duration: one day.

Intro to Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Intro to Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

This workshop is designed to orientate participants in the role and function of an emergency operations center (EOC) that has been set up to provide coordinated support to an emergency event or events. The training will discuss why EOCs are established and their roles and responsibilities during the period that they are activated. Included will be a discussion on the various types and layouts of operations centers as well as the identification of the key team positions that should be established along with their associated responsibilities. 


The syllabus is designed as an introduction for staff who have never worked in an emergency operations center before and is suited for both senior and support personnel. There are no pre-requisites for the workshop and will prepare participants for more in-depth operations center training.


Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, however it is recommended that persons taking this course also take I-100.


Course duration: one day.

Introduction to Emergency Management

This entry-level course is designed for individuals new to the field of emergency management. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of emergency management as an integrated system, surveying how the resources and capabilities of all functions at all levels can be networked together in all phases for all hazards.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the all-hazard emergency management process that integrates the resources of municipal, first nations, provincial, federal governments as well from voluntary and business groups.
  • Explain the municipal, first nations, provincial, federal governments, and individual / family roles in emergency management.
  • Describe the elements of an emergency management program.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, however it is recommended that persons taking this course also take I-100.


Course duration: one day.