Training Resources

State Training Partners:
WVU Fire Service Extension
WV DHSEM has entered into an agreement with WVU Fire Service Extension to provide basic and advanced hazardous material courses. To request a class go to the following link :WVU Fire Service Extension HazMat Training Request.

WV Public Safety Training

Public Service Training, or “PST”, is the umbrella term for a group of programs related to maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of the general public including but not limited to- Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement.

How important is Public Service Training? Well, the next time you pass an automobile accident, house fire, or medical
emergency, there is a good chance that the person responding to the incident has received some or all of his/her training from the West Virginia Public Service Training program. Click here for a catalog of training available through WVPST.


WV Office of Emergency Medical Services
Are you looking to get an eduction in EMS? Do you have an education but need to be tested for certification or recertification?  The WVOEMS Education and Retention website is for you.

Federal Training Partners: 
  • The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a Department of Homeland Security training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under the NDPC's Homeland Security National Training Cooperative Agreement.
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation and improvement planning.
  • FEMA Training Webpage provides information on the training organizations supported by FEMA.
  • Emergency Management Institute (EMI) provides resident and independent study training to first responders.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides free trainings to communities.
  • National Incident Mangement System (NIMS) is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines.  It provides a common standard for overall incident management.
  • Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders.
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness