Training & Exercise

Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (SC EM-HS) works with partners to provide training to public safety, government and private partner groups to help the better serve the citizens of Shelby County.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training

FEMA is dedicated to further knowledge of first responders and their partners to better serve the the citizens of the United States. To achieve this goal FEMA offers course through several outlets for online and resident training.

  • FEMA Student Identification System (SID)
    • FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number        (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.
    • Please note that a FEMA SID is required to sign up for FEMA, TEMA, and NDPC courses.
  • FEMA Independent Study (IS)
    • A self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
    • The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EMI provides national leadership in developing and delivering training to ensure that individuals and groups having key emergency management responsibilities, including FEMA employees, possess the requisite skills to effectively perform their jobs.


Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency works with partners to conduct regular exercises to test and evaluate plans and procedures in realistic scenarios.

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