Training
Our Volunteers are required some minimum training. We offer classroom versions of all the classes listed below. If you're interested in volunteering with us and want to get ahead, please click on the links below and start your independent study program. 
Course Information
IS-100.B: ​​
Introduction to Incident Command System
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Take this Course
IS-200.B:
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 
Take this Course
IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
Take this Course
IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction
The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
Take this Course
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FEMA Student Identification Number (FEMA SID) 
Scheduled Training and Exercises
  1. Mar 30
    Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
    We us this great community event to practice our Incident Command System Training. If you are interested in helping at this event, click the tab that says "SMOKE ALARMS EVENT" at the top of the page.
  2. MAR 27-28
    South Texas All Hazards Conference
    Faces of Preparedness provides a forum to advance the emergency preparedness capacity for the Rio Grande Valley, discuss current trends and topics, and provide information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management.
  3. APR 15-18
    Texas Department of Emergency Management Conference
    TThe Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will once again host the Texas Emergency Management Conference (TEMC) in San Antonio, Texas. Our Coordinator will be speaking on the RGV Youth Preparedness Programs here.
  4. JUN 23-27
    RGV Youth Preparedness Camp
    This week long camp will certify you in CERT, teach you leadership, and help you set up a community action plan to take back to your community. Apply now on this website! The deadline is April 15th.
  5. JUL 2019
    Youth Preparedness Council Summit
    More information will be provided at a later date.