Major Emergency Management Initial Response


This four-day course is designed to provide knowledge and experience in major emergency management. For candidates who have actual or potential prospects of command, the course provides the first stage in the process leading to formal competency assessment. The course is conducted using a generic offshore facility.

Course Objectives

The program focuses on:

  • Classroom lectures, case studies, discussions and desktop exercise on the essential elements and underlying principles of emergency management.
  • An introduction to emergency management performance criteria.
  • Practical scenarios, performed in a custom-built simulator. As well as acting as a member of the emergency team, or as an observer, each delegate has the opportunity of acting as the emergency manager on at least two occasions.
  • Briefing and debriefing sessions with a final appraisal of readiness for formal assessment.

Additional Information

Course Structure: Candidates undertake classroom theory sessions, desktop exercises and practical scenarios in a fit for purpose built simulator.

Target Audience: Personnel from any background who wish to learn more about major emergency management at an operational level. The course is applicable to anyone who work in a high-risk industry.

Venue: Held at SMS Training Services in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Items to Bring: Photo ID (passport or valid government issued ID).

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