TEMA Training

TEMA Training focuses on four primary areas: professional emergency management, incident management and incident command, hazardous materials and search and rescue.  The focus of TEMA Training is always to support the continued development of local emergency management programs.  There is a specific focus and increased emphasis in the realm of emergency operations center operations and on the further development of a cadre of emergency management support team members. 

Additionally, a continuous return to the basics of the emergency management profession and the goal of developing certified professional emergency managers throughout the state focus us on professional development courses.  Professional development is vital in both individual careers and for organizational growth. Visit the FEMA EMI web site https://training.fema.gov/is/searchis.aspx?search=pds . This site offers links to the seven courses that are part of the FEMA professional development series:
Course Code    Course Title
IS-120.a              An Introduction to Exercises

IS-230.d             Fundamentals of Emergency Management

IS-235.b             Emergency Planning

IS-240.b             Leadership and Influence

IS-241.b             Decision Making and Problem Solving

IS-242.b             Effective Communication

IS-244.b             Developing and Managing Volunteers


What is a FEMA 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.

Why do I need a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

In the next few years TEMA will be transitioning to the SID as a means to track individual course records.

How do I get an SID?

To get a FEMA SID visit the below web address and complete the registration process.



A focus on communications training, the development of communications unit leaders and technicians and the development of incident management team members also continues throughout the state.

These previous priorities never remove the requirement for special assignment training to be accomplished to ensure responder safety and efficiency in life saving. Training is essential to understanding your job and should be a higher priority than any other until qualification is accomplished. Completion of hazardous materials training to attain the Technician level is a must for any member of a HAZMAT team.