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EMI and FEMA Courses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to registered attendees.  Please make sure that the course(s) you choose are held at times that don’t conflict with one another or with other sessions you plan to attend.  Also note that some courses have prerequisites and/or laptop requirements.

You can find information on the EMI courses in the online agenda. You can also register for EMI courses when you register online for the conference.

For questions or to email your choice(s) in (if not registering online), please contact Mike Vincent(850) 906-9224 x108 or

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Sponsored Courses:

#1 L0202 Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Officials
One Session:
Monday, April 11, 2022, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm through Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (40 pp max)
Course Goal: This 2-day course provides an overview of issues and recommended actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major debris-generating event (with emphasis on state and local responsibilities).
Target Audience: The course is intended for local, state, and federal personnel who are responsible for planning and/or implementing debris removal and disposal.

#2 L0419 Emergency Assistance Shelter Field Guide Training for States and Local Communities
One Sessions:
Monday, April 12, 2022, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (30 pp max)
Course Goal: This 1-day Mass Care/Emergency Assistance course is designed to train faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, government partners, and private industry in the best practices for shelter operations. Participants will learn how to use the Shelter Field Guide to open, operate and close a shelter, identify the seven distinct roles involved in sheltering, prepare for shelter operations and be able to explain the resources available to shelters. There will be some time at the end to address questions on the impact of COVID-19 on shelter operations”
Target Audience: The primary audience for this training includes faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, government partners, and private industry that may have responsibility for shelter operations.

#3 L0311 Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities
One Session:
Monday, April 11, 2022, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (80 pp max)
Course Goal: This 1-day course is an introduction to the National Hurricane Center’s forecast procedures and products and the National Hurricane Program’s tools for how to incorporate them into planning and response. Topics include hurricane hazards, hurricane forecast products, hurricane evacuation planning, and the hurricane evacuation decision process.
Target Audience: The course is intended for planners responsible for developing or revising hurricane operations plans and who have a role in operational decision making.

Additional Courses:

Software Training

#1 Introduction to HURREVAC Thursday, April 14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

#2 Applying HURREVAC Thursday, April 14 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

HURREVAC is a free web-based decision support tool that is available to government emergency managers. HURREVAC combines real-time National Hurricane Center forecast products and storm surge modeling with evacuation clearance times from Hurricane Evacuation Studies. In addition to supporting operational response, HURREVAC can be used to support training, exercises and hurricane preparedness and planning efforts.

The 90 minute Introduction to HURREVAC session is intended for new HURREVAC users or as a refresher to review the basics of HURREVAC. During this session, instructors will provide an overview of HURREVAC and will review the tool features and functionality. Participants will receive a demonstration of the tool interface and experience an interactive user tutorial.

The 90 minute Applying HURREVAC session will demonstrate how to apply decision support functionality based on hurricane scenarios, including hurricane hazard risk assessment and evacuation timing guidance. It is recommended that participants in this session have familiarity with the tool interface, which will be covered during the Introduction to HURREVAC session.

• All HURREVAC classes are intended for Government Emergency Managers.
• Please note that each student will need to bring a laptop and have access to a WIFI source to ensure internet connectivity (it is strongly recommended that participants bring their own WIFI hot spots, if available). Internet connectivity is required to access the web-based version of HURREVAC. The laptop must also have an internet browser installed.
• HURREVAC requires a username and password for each government emergency manager. If you don’t have access to HURREVAC, please visit the registration page to apply for an account.