National Security and Emergency Management Training
Because it can be difficult to pinpoint when a threat to national security or public safety will occur; federal, state and local planners and emergency management personnel must continuously practice their immediate and long-term response plans through exercises and training opportunities.
Special training exercises that test a broad scope of actions and outcomes provide an accurate picture of readiness and allow for changes to be made to preparedness plans. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers training courses to assist government agencies and organizations evaluate emergency procedures, resource readiness, interagency cooperation, communication efforts and and other key response areas.
Training is integrated with our other support functions to provide ongoing and comprehensive assistance to government agencies. Examples of training opportunities offered by ORISE include:
ORISE works closely with CSEPP to provide training that addresses the most effective industry practices including the use of technology to enhance preparedness and response.
ORISE’s revised HSEEP training course for the state of California integrates technology and a new toolkit for exercise scheduling, design, development, implementation, evaluation and improvement planning.
ORISE prepares communicators with the skills necessary to address low-trust, high-concern issues, such as transportation of radioactive materials, occupational exposures and other emergency-related events.
ORISE teams with the Emergency Management Services International (EMSI) to offer ICS training for DOE federal team leaders and response assets to enhance their ability to integrate into a incident or unified command setup.