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Maine Basic Emergency Manager Training Program

MEMA and Maine's County Emergency Management Directors have instituted a "basic training" curriculum for local EMA Directors. Through a combination of online and classroom training, local EMAs can earn MEMA-issued Emergency Manager jackets and patches, and recognition for their accomplishment.

Steps to Earn Basic Local Emergency Manager Recognition:

  1. Local Director completes all required training courses as listed on curriculum guidance and requests certification from County EMA.
  2. County EMA to review student request and verify training in accordance to published training guidance.
  3. County Director forwards request for certification to MEMA Training Officer along with supporting documentation.
  4. MEMA Training Officer reviews County request and verifies training is in accordance with published training guidance.
  5. MEMA Training Officer approves request and provides appropriate level of certification endorsed by MEMA Director and Training Officer to requesting County.
  6. County may receive jacket for local EMA Director upon Level 1 certification and be picked up at MEMA.
  7. Patches and hat will be awarded to local EMA Director upon completion of the Level 2 program.


Level 1 – Director Orientation

Independent Study Credit Hours
IS-230.a Fundamentals of Emergency Management 16
IS-700a Introduction to NIMS 03
IS-100.a MM1.6 10
IS 5.a Introlduction to Hazardous Materials 10
IS-800.b National Response Framework 03
Interactive (Classroom) Training Hours
WEM Emergency Operations & Reporting 03
WEM Damage Assessment and Reporting 03
Total Orientation hours: 48

Level 2 – Practical Application

Classroom or Combination Online and Group Sessions Hours
G 191 ICS/EOC Interface 8
G 235 Emergency Planning 16
G 139 Exercise Design 16
G 703 NIMS Resource management 16
Interactive (Classroom) Training Hours
WEM Disaster Recovery 03
WEM SERC/LEPC Overview 03
Total Practical Application hours 62
Total Basic Emergency Manager Certification Hours 110



Last update: 03/23/10