Training Programs


The Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management's training programs address the overall training needs for both the Division staff as well as all County personnel that assemble during the activation of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Mandates by the Department of Homeland Security have greatly expanded the need for training of all County employees, including the Board of County Commissioners and County Administration staff that have a defined role in emergency/disaster decision making, response, recovery and/or mitigation.

Federal law dictates that the receipt of specific funding from the federal government to the County be dependent upon the full compliance of County personnel to the new training requirements under the National Response Plan. The Training Coordinator tracks the training completed by each individual, and ensures that all training opportunities related to Emergency/Disaster Management are properly disseminated to County, municipal and non-governmental partner agencies.

2022 PBC DEM NIMS Training Program

The 2022​ PBC NIMS Training Matrix outlines training responsibilities for positions reporting to the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during an emergency event or incident as per guidelines from the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).


Ongoing Online Training – Free

Center for Homeland Defense and Security

  1. Terrorist Financing and State Response
  2. Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges
  3. The Global Jihadi Threat
  4. Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  5. Technology for Homeland Security: Inspection and Detection Technologies

Train National

  1. Food Protection
  2. Potable Water
  3. Biological Agents
  4. Basic Emergency Preparedness for all Public Health Workers
  5. Disaster Sanitation
  6. Many More…

Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response

  1. Anhydrous Ammonia Training

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. PTSD 101

New Mexico Tech

  1. Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents

National Center for Biomedical Research and Training

  1. Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts: Law Enforcement Version (AWR-122)
  2. Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts: An Overview for all Disciplines (AWR-119)
  3. Foundational Awareness of WMD/Terrorism (AWR-190)
  4. Introduction to NIMS/NRP (AWR-191)
  5. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Mass Feeding (AWR-193)
  6. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Bulk Distribution (AWR-194)
  7. Effects of WMD/Terrorist Incidents on Mass Sheltering (AWR-192)
  8. Disaster Mental Health Considerations During a WMD/Terrorist Incident (AWR-195)
  9. Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism: Awareness Level (AWR-117)

Center for Rad/Nuc Training

  1. WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness (AWR-140)

The ABCs of Portable Fire Extinguishers – Selection, Use, and Maintenance

Center for Public Health Preparedness

  1. Personal Safety and Health for Emergency Responders
  2. Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders
  3. Preparedness & Community Response to H1N1
  4. Special Medical Needs Shelters
  5. Emergency Animal Sheltering
  6. Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans
  7. Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism
  8. Basic Emergency Preparedness for Staff of Community Health Facilities
  9. Risk Communication for Community Health Centers
  10. Detecting Bio-Terror
  11. Nuclear Terrorism: Pathways and Prevention
  12. Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinicians
  13. HAZMAT Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Response Guidebook
  14. And more…

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Emergency Management Institute

FEMA National Training and Education Division

TEEX Domestic Preparedness Campus

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