Training & Exercises

Training & Exercises

Hosted and on-site training opportunities exist for participating agencies. Please inquire with the appropriate points of contact:

Multi-agency Exercise
& Events

Jennifer Howlett
Exercise Training Officer
Hawaii State Civil Defense
(808) 733-4301 ext 577


Training Courses

Bart Asato
Training Officer
Hawaii State Civil Defense
(808) 733-4301 ext 545


HSEEP Exercise

logo The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) constitutes a national standard for all exercises. Through exercises, the National Exercise Program, supports organizations to achieve objective assessments of their capabilities so that strengths, and areas for improvement are identified, corrected and shared as appropriate prior to a real incident. To learn more about the HSEEP program, click on the About HSEEP tab listed above.

The HSEEP is maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

To Login, please click here.

Training Courses

Classroom A listing of upcoming training courses on emergency management related topics is housed here.

American Red Cross Disaster Response Courses - Hawaii Chapter

Red Cross, Hawaii - Disaster Response Courses By taking FREE disaster response courses with the Red Cross you can help your community. The Red Cross courses teach you how to Manage and Evacuation Shelter, Conduct Disaster Assessment, and Provide Direct Assistance to Families in need. Go to Hawaii Red Cross for course information on Adult/Youth/Infant CPR and First aid, Youth lessons, Care giving and Nurse Aide Competency, and more.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

FEMA EMI resources are primarily targeted towards emergency management officials. EMI offers the mandatory National Incident Management System (NIMS) training, Incident Command System (ICS), National Response Plan (NRP), Disaster Basics, Continuity of Operations (COOP), and several other disaster preparedness courses. Members of the general public can benefit from some of the Independent Study (IS) courses offered through EMI

To take a course at EMI

Applicants must meet the selection criteria and prerequisites specified for each course. Participants may not take the same course more than once. Visit the FEMA Emergency Management Institute for more details.

How to take EMI IS Courses Online

Proceed to the course list and select the desired course from the list. Review course materials by choosing one of the options from Hosted Site, EMI learning site or Virtual Campus, Downloadable Materials, if available.

For Hosted Site: Click on the REGISTER button. Please make note of the information you used to log in (Email Address and Password) or have it emailed to the account entered on the registration.

For EMI learning site, there is no logon needed. You may proceed to course materials directly. iMac and Dial-up users are encouraged to use this option.

For Downloadable courses, you may download self-study materials and print out copies to review. After completing the course, be sure to submit your exam, so you may get full credit for the course. (The link to the final exam question and answer submission page is found at the end of each course overview page.) You will be enrolled in this course when you submit your final exam answers online.

If your email was input correctly on the exam, you should receive a confirmation the next business day for the course. Please be sure to add our email address to your contacts/allowed senders list to ensure that the email is not interpreted as SPAM.

NIMS Training

The NIMS Integration Center is coordinating the development of a National Standard Curriculum for NIMS, which will be built around available federal training opportunities and course offerings that support NIMS implementation. Initially, the curriculum will be made up of NIMS awareness training and training to support the Incident Command System, (ICS). Eventually it will expand to include all NIMS training requirements including training established to meet national credentialing standards.

The National Incident Management Capability Assessment Tool NIMCAST is now available for use. Please follow the login procedures to establish an account.