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Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Management Courses

Q. Who should attend emergency management training courses ?

A. Emergency Management Coordinators and other officials who have responsibilities in some aspect of emergency management should attend training. Personnel from police, fire, ems, health, environmental protection, public works and educational agencies are encouraged to participate in the appropriate courses. The courses will increase management skills during the performance of day to day responsibilities, as well as in emergency response. Members of volunteer organizations, private non-profit agencies, and business and industry personnel who have emergency planning or response functions are also eligible for enrollment.

Q. How much does it cost to take a course ?

A. All NJOEM training courses all delivered free of charge.

Q. What days and times are courses held ?

A. Most courses are held on weekdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. At times, alternate scheduling of courses is arranged.

Q. Can I get a copy of the current schedule ?

A. The schedule is posted on the NJOEM Website (located here) and is updated as needed.

Q. How can I apply for a course ?

A. Use the NJOEM Application Form to apply for courses. All completed applications will be reviewed by the respective County Emergency Management coordinator before being forwarded to the Regional Office, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Applicants selected for training will be notified of their acceptance approximately three to four weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Q. There is usually a waiting list for all courses, early application is recommended.

A. Additional forms can be photocopied or are obtainable from the NJ Office of Emergency Management, State Training Officer, NJOEM Field Training Unit, P.O. Box 7068, ROIC Bldg 18, NJSP Div Headquarters, W. Trenton NJ 08628, ph 609-963-6962, fax 609-671-0160.

Q. Where are training courses held ?

A. Most courses are held at the NJSP Troop C Headquarters in Hamilton, Mercer County, or at the ROIC in West Trenton. Courses are also presented at county training facilities throughout the state. Students will be mailed directions to the training site with their acceptance letter. Field courses are open to participants from all twenty-one counties. Rules of the host county regarding parking, smoking, food in classrooms, etc. should be respected. Lunch is "on your own" and overnight accommodations are not provided.

Q. Will I get a certificate for the course ?

A. Every student who completes a course will receive a certificate of completion from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Due to FEMA's reporting requirements, each student must supply their social security number on the application form in order to receive a certificate for the course.

Q. Would the NJOEM deliver a course for the squads, departments, or businesses in my community ?

A. It is understood that personal and professional commitments often prohibit attendance at a training site that necessitates long commutes and consecutive full days of instruction. Alternative field offerings permit those members of the emergency management community to receive the training they believe to be beneficial to themselves and their programs. However, these needs must be balanced by the availability of instructors, the number of courses on the yearly schedule, availability of an appropriate training site, and the potential for a class size of a least 20 students. We encourage those who desire emergency management training, unique or specialized training, business and industry training, or public officials conferences for members of their community and neighboring jurisdictions to contact the NJ Office of Emergency Management, State Training Officer, NJOEM Field Training Unit, P.O. Box 7068, ROIC Bldg 18, NJSP Div Headquarters, W. Trenton NJ 08628, ph 609-963-6962, fax 609-671-0160. Any course delivered by the NJOEM at any location must be open to emergency management personnel statewide.

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