Improved Local Emergency Management Director Course is On-Line

25 October 2017

Vermont Emergency Management is rolling out the new Local Emergency Management Directors (EMD) course in November.  The class is in four blocks taught on different days.

The first delivery of the Local EMD course will be November 16th, 2017, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hartford Fire Station. This will be Block One only, “Building a Baseline”.

Blocks 2-4 will be offered in the months of December, January, and February. Dates are TBD. Times and location remain the same.

Another delivery option is to do all 4 Blocks in one day.  This version will be scheduled in the future.

Course Objectives:

Prepare the local Emergency Management Director to perform his/her duties through all phases of a local emergency: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. 

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Desired Attributes of an Emergency Management Director
  • Local Emergency Operations Planning
  • Animal Response
  • EMD-Responder Relationship
  • Models for Mobilizing Community
  • Designing an Emergency Operation Center
  • Public Information and Communications
  • The Disaster "Process"
  • State Resources
  • Interaction with FEMA

To register for this course, please log into the State's LMS via the following link: - Current account holders  - New users

Once logged in, browse for the Vermont Local Emergency Management Director Course curriculum. Once you click Request on the curriculum, you will be able to select the session.

For registration assistance or questions, please contact Brittany Marquette,, 802.241.5414

For EMD course or certification questions, please contact Todd Sears,, 802.241.5527

Contact Information

45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

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