Courses Available through Emergency Management Ontario
And the Canadian Emergency Preparedness College
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) Courses
EMO will conduct the following courses throughout the province between May 1, 2005 and March 31, 2006.
Future courses may be added as they are developed. They welcome assistance from the listed communities in
selecting a suitable facility for each course. If you can help, contact the EMO Training Assistant at 416-212-3467.
? Basic Emergency Management – Train the Trainer (BEM TTT) ? Community-Based Basic Emergency Management (BEM)
? Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)
? Provincial Emergency Management Coordinator (PEMC)
Basic Emergency Management Train the Trainer
The target audiences for this course are Community and Provincial Emergency Management Coordinators, or
those they have designated as trainers. This course is the BEM course with added adult education techniques.
Participants who complete this course are authorized to instruct Ontario’s BEM course in their communities and
Toronto, September 7-9, 2005 London, November 1-3, 2005
Sudbury, October 4-6, 2005
Community-Based BEM Courses
The community-based BEM course provides an overview of emergency management (mitigation/prevention,
preparedness, response and recovery) and can be customized to suit a community's needs. The course is
delivered to emergency management staff and/or response organizations by designated community and
provincial trainers who have completed the BEM TTT. The course is available to all communities and ministries.
The dates will be determined by the community/ministry and the authorized instructor will register the course
through EMO. Certificates will be issued to the participants by EMO. Interested participants should contact their
local Emergency Management Coordinator.
EMO is developing a BEM course for First Nations.
Instructors for the BEM course must take the BEM TTT course. This will provide all the resources needed to
deliver a community or ministry based BEM course.
Community Emergency Management Coordinator
The target audiences for this course are CEMCs and their alternates. It will include Essential Program
requirements under the Emergency Management Act and associated regulations, as well as Enhanced Program
elements. Contact your EMO Community Officer for more information.
Sault Saint Marie, September 13-16, 2005 London, November 29 to December 2, 2005
Bracebridge, September 27-30, 2005 Kingston, December 6-9, 2005
Thunder Bay, October 18-21, 2005
Provincial Emergency Management Coordinator
The target audiences for this course are Ministry Emergency Management Coordinators and their alternates. It
will include Essential Program requirements under the Emergency Management Act and associated regulations.
Toronto, November 22-25, 2005
EMO Course Application Process
To apply for an EMO course, fill out an EMO course Registration Form, available in PDF from their website.
Priority is given to target audiences. No fees are charged for EMO courses. Participants are responsible for their
own meal, accommodation and travel costs. For more information, checkout EMO’s website at
www.emergencymanagementontario.ca. Questions on courses and enrolment can be directed to the EMO Training Assistant at 416-212-3467.
CEPC Application Process
EMO is also responsible for booking all Ontario participants attending courses conducted by the Canadian
Emergency Preparedness College (CEPC) in Ottawa. These courses will be advertised through the CEPC
website (www.ocipep.gc.ca/ep/college/cepc_e.asp), which can also be accessed through a link from EMO’s
For CEPC Courses, fill out a CEPC Application for Course Enrolment Form. Provincial, territorial and municipal
employees can obtain these forms through their provincial/territorial emergency management organizations.
Government of Canada and private sector employees can obtain application forms from the Registrar, CEPC, and PSEPC’s regional offices.
Emergency Management Training
Emergency management training is a responsibility shared by the federal and provincial governments. Federally, the Emergency Preparedness Act assigns the Minister designated for the purposes of the Act the responsibility
to “provide education and training related to civil preparedness for emergencies.” Accordingly, the Government of Canada delivers emergency management training through PSEPC’s Canadian Emergency Preparedness College (CEPC) in Ottawa and assigns Ministers the responsibility for conducting training in relation to civil emergency plans for contingencies within or related to their area of accountability.
CEPC has recently focused on specialized training for senior emergency management practitioners (police, fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel). This training has focused on the management of multi-service/agency responses to emergencies through Emergency Operations Centre Management and Emergency Site Management courses. Following the federal budget in December 2001, CEPC and federal partners also began to address chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training for first responders.
The Government of Canada is committed to cooperating with the provinces and territories in order to deliver a progressive and sustainable education and training program in support of emergency management in Canada.
Canadian Emergency Preparedness College
As part of its responsibility to foster enhanced critical infrastructure protection and emergency preparedness in Canada, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) delivers a training and education program through the Canadian Emergency Preparedness College (CEPC). The College is situated in the Federal Study Centre at 1495 Heron Road in Ottawa, Ontario, approximately 8 kilometers from downtown.
The courses offered by CEPC focus on the management of a multi-service/agency response to an emergency. Other aspects of emergency planning and management are also addressed in other courses, seminars and workshops.
Courses include EOC Management, Emergency Site Management, and CBRN First Responder Training
(Introductory, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced). These courses are advertised through CEPC’s website at
www.ocipep.gc.ca/ep/college/cepc_broch_e.asp. For other courses offered jointly by the College and
provincial/territorial governments, contact your provincial/territorial EMO.
The Basic Emergency Preparedness Course, or its equivalent, is now only offered by the provincial/territorial
Emergency Management Organizations (EMO). A CD-ROM version of the course is also available through the EMOs. To receive information on their course schedule or to obtain a copy of the CD-ROM version, contact your EMO. The course is structured to provide the participant with a broad base from which to carry out emergency planning and operations. This is an entry-level course and, along with its provincial/territorial equivalents, is considered a prerequisite for all other courses conducted at the College.
Seats on CEPC courses are allocated first to municipal, provincial and territorial employees. Remaining course seats are made available to Government of Canada and private sector employees. Applications from municipal, provincial and territorial employees must be sent to their respective provincial or territorial emergency management organizations for approval. Applications from federal and private sector employees must be sent to the attention of the Registrar, CEPC for approval.
Applications for all CEPC courses should be submitted two months before the course begins. CEPC pays for transportation and reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses for municipal, provincial and territorial employees to and from the College, in accordance with Treasury Board guidelines. CEPC also provides meals and accommodations at no cost to municipal, provincial and territorial employees while on CEPC courses.
Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Management is designed to enable the participant to work as a member
of the EOC team, that manages the emergency response for the overall municipality. The course is intended to prepare emergency management practitioners to carry out their role as members of an EOC team. It trains participants to effectively manage and coordinate the overall operations within their communities, while also providing the necessary support to the site management team during a multi-service response to an emergency. Participants apply the course concepts in simulated emergency situations.
This course is intended for senior-level emergency management practitioners who have a decision-making role in the EOC. Course offerings are available for large (Collegeville) and small (Grandville) communities. Applicants must confirm that their community size/resource level is consistent with the course offering and demonstrate their emergency role as it relates to the course objective, and have completed the Basic
Emergency Preparedness course or its provincial/territorial equivalent and must have a decision-making role in
an EOC that requires the training provided by this course.
Collegeville Collegeville (cont) Grandville
October 17-21, 2005 March 20-24, 2006 December 5-8, 2005
November 21-25, 2005 April 24-28, 2006 March 27-30, 2006
January16-20, 2006 May 29-June 2, 2006 June 20-23, 2006
February 20-24, 2006
Emergency Site Management
The objective of this course is to enable the participant to work as a member of the emergency site team that
manages a multi-service/jurisdictional response at an emergency site. It is intended to prepare emergency
management practitioners to carry out their role as members of an emergency site team. In an emergency
situation, new relationships must be established quickly between various community organizations, outside
agencies, volunteers, and other entities from various levels of government who might not normally work together.
The course material covers the principles of the Emergency Site Management System, including a coordinated
multi-service/jurisdictional response at an emergency site. Course participants apply the course concepts in
complex simulated emergency situations.
Emergency Site Management is intended for senior-level emergency management practitioners who have a key
decision-making role as a member of the emergency site team. Applicants must demonstrate their emergency
role as it relates to the course objective. This is an advanced level course, candidates must have completed the
Basic Emergency Preparedness course or its provincial/territorial equivalent and have a decision-making role on
an emergency site management team that requires the training provided by this course.
October 17-21, 2005 February 20-24, 2006 May 29-June 2, 2006
November 21-25, 2005 March 20-24, 2006
January 16-20, 2006 April 24-28, 2006
CBRN First Responder Training
Consultations held in the autumn of 2001 by the Government of Canada regarding options to strengthen
national consequence management response capability for CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear)
terrorist incidents emphasized the urgent need for CBRN training for first responders. The need for
standardization and interoperability were key themes that emerged from the consultation process.
Given that CBRN training for first responders (police, fire, paramedics, and medical personnel) is a high priority
for the Government of Canada, it committed $59 million over six years (2002-2007) for the design and delivery
of a training program for first responders, with a further $12 million in annual funding starting in 2007-2008. As a
result, the CEPC, PSEPC is leading the development and delivery of a comprehensive CBRN first responder
training program in collaboration with the following federal departments and agencies: the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, Health Canada, Defence R&D Canada, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
The CBRN First Responder Training program provides training for emergency front-line responders (police, fire,
emergency medical services (EMS) personnel) to ensure better and more standardized levels of preparedness
for responding to CBRN incidents. The training is harmonized to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of
programs, including interoperability, and to avoid duplication.
The program is designed to provide standard course content across the country, allowing for interoperability
regardless of delivery agent, course design was conducted using a team of subject matter experts and training
specialists from first responder organizations and participating federal organizations. Build on existing credible
CBRN resource material, while developing additional, specific training tools such as instructor guides,
participant manuals, lesson plans, and practical training activities. Maximize training coverage by using
distance-based tools, as appropriate, and training trainers who can then extend additional services within their
regions and agencies. And provide sustained support to address ongoing training needs given that the
knowledge and skills required by first responders to deal with CBRN incidents are complex and the body of
knowledge surrounding this subject is continually expanding and/or changing in terms of equipment and
The CBRN First Responder Training program is designed for first responders at four levels:
Introductory Level training will be provided to a wide range of individuals who may be in a position to recognize
a CBRN incident, but would not be in a position to respond (public transit operators, building operators, mail
room staff). The intent is to provide these individuals with information on how to recognize potential CBRN
threats, protect themselves, and alert those who need to respond. This level of training will be delivered via an
e-learning, self-study, Internet-based course, so that the greatest number of individuals can participate.
Basic Level training is provided to those individuals who may be in a position to recognize and respond to a CBRN incident, but would not be the ones to intervene (911 operators, police, fire-fighters, EMS personnel first
arriving on scene). The intent is to provide these individuals with training on how to recognize potential CBRN
threats and incidents, protect themselves, and respond accordingly (first to arrive on scene, assess the situation,
and call in specialists as required). The course is delivered at the local/regional level as a classroom based
course that is one day in length and will be offered as a self-study, Internet-based course that is consistent with
the classroom-based course.
Intermediate Level training is provided to those individuals who intervene to mitigate and neutralize an incident and take direct action to save lives (HazMat teams, bomb technicians, forensics identification specialists, EMS).
The course includes topics such as: CBRN incident recognition, protective equipment, detection instruments,
emergency wash-down, decontamination, medical response, and overall site coordination and management.
The duration of the course is 7.5 days, including classroom training, field exercises, and scenarios. Separate
"break-out" modules are also part of the training to address the specific needs of each responder group. On day
one of the course, participants must pass an exam on the Basic Level pre-course reading material, in order to
participate in the Intermediate level course. The target population group for the Intermediate level of training
consists of: Hazardous Materials Technician (NFPA 472 Hazmat Technician or equivalent skill set); Forensic
Identification Specialist/Technician (three years Forensic Identification experience and actively employed as a
Forensic Specialist/Technician); Explosives Technicians (successful completion of the Canadian Police
College’s Police Explosives Technicians course and a current validated explosives technician; EMS (skills of Intravenous (IV) cannulation, fluid resuscitation, IV and Intramuscular (IM) medication administration as well as
advanced airway skills and maintenance (such as Combitube or oral/nasal endotracheal intubation).
Given the response requirements of an actual CBRN incident, 11-member teams are loaded as follows: five
HazMat technicians; two Emergency Medical technicians; two Forensic Identification Specialists; two Bomb
technicians. The course is delivered at the Canadian Emergency Preparedness College, 1495 Heron Road,
Ottawa, Ontario and at other field locations in the National Capital region.
Advanced Level training is provided to those specialized individuals who are critical to resolving a CBRN incident (forensic specialists, bomb technicians, HazMat, EMS). The intent is to provide these individuals with
extensive, hands-on advanced training to facilitate their intervention during a CBRN incident. The training is
field/scenario based, using live agents, and includes classroom sessions where appropriate. Participants need
to successfully complete the Intermediate Level course before being eligible. The Intermediate level team
composition also applies to the Advanced Level course. The course is delivered at Defence R&D Canada,
Intermediate Intermediate (cont) Advanced
September 13-22, 2005 January 24 to February 2, 2006 October 3-7, 2005
October 25 to November 3, 2005 March 7-16, 2006
November 29 to December 8, 2005