San Joaquin County
Office of Emergency Services


Emergencies and disasters can strike at any time without warning.  Public, private, volunteer, and tribal personnel need to be familiar with the systems used to manage these events at all levels of government, in order to mount a safe and effective response. Current training and operational requirements set forth under FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS) and California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) have been adopted and implemented by San Joaquin County in the Emergency Operations Plan (see minimum training requirements in the following table).

Individual departments and agencies are responsible for maintaining current training records. These courses will be added to the Department Training Processors’ mandatory training reports to ensure compliance from all staff. Training requirements apply to all disaster service workers, including first-line supervisors, middle management, and Command and General Staff, as well as:

  • EMS personnel
  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Selected public works/utility personnel
  • Skilled support personnel
  • EOC/DOC staff
  • Other emergency management response personnel
  • Support/volunteer personnel at all levels

Upcoming Training

Hosted by San Joaquin County OES

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisite(s)DateLocationRegistration
 Special District RecoveryNoneJuly 11, 20242101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton8am-12pm Registration      1pm-5pm Registration
 Special District RecoveryNoneJuly 12, 20242101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton8am-12pm Registration 1pm-5pm Registration
L0105Public Information Officer BasicIS-29.A Public Information Officer AwarenessAugust 26-30,  7:30am-1pmVirtualRegistration
G402NIMS Overview for Senior OfficialsNoneOctober 25 8am-12pmLodiComing Soon
L0388Advanced Public Information OfficerRequired PrerequisitesOctober 28-November 12101 E Earhart Ave, StocktonComing Soon

Visit CSTI or Stanislaus County OES for more courses and additional training information. 

Job or PositionG-606IS-100IS-200IS-300IS-400IS-700IS-800PSC
All San Joaquin County Employees / Disaster Service Workers XXX  XX 
Personnel responsible to fill mid-level management role (i.e., strike team leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, etc.). XXXXXXX
Personnel responsible to fill Command/Management or General Staff positions in an ICP, DOC or EOC. This includes Managers and Directors with responsibilities for Public Safety, Emergency Response, Emergency Management, and Public Health services. XXXXXXX
Senior Officials – Elected Officials and their staff, Department Heads, Members of the SJC MAC Group, etc. ICS-402, Incident Command System for Executive Staff

♦ Position specific training courses directed at EOC Credentialing programs or all-hazard position training; courses are not required but encouraged.

NIMS baseline curriculum courses (IS-700 and IS-100) introduce NIMS and Incident Command System concepts and provide the foundation for higher-level training. Introduction to SEMS is the basis of the California system. These and many other courses are available online through FEMAs Independent Study Program or through CSTI as indicated. For in-person only courses, contact your department training coordinator or OES for information. For information on how to access these trainings, use the following link- Incident Command Trainings

  • SEMS (Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction) Course(G-606)
    All personnel who may be involved in multi-level/jurisdictional response at any level. This course is available through California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) at no cost. Users must create an account in the CSTI Learning Management System to access the course.
  • ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
    This baseline course introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the system. It also explains the relationship between ICS and NIMS. This is a required course for any government employees that may be called upon to work during a disaster.
  • ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the ICS. ICS-200 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
  • ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
    ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. This course is currently only available in person. Contact OES for more information..
  • ICS-400 Advanced ICS
    This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300. This course is currently only available in person. Contact OES for more information.
  • IS-700b NIMS An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    This course introduces the NIMS concept. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
  • IS-800 National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction
    The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the NRF.
  • ICS Overview for Executives/Senior Officials (G-402)
    This course provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS). This course is currently only available in person. Contact OES for more information.

The following FEMA videos are each between 45 seconds and 11 minutes in length. They are designed to be viewed together, however have been broken into segments to allow users to view as needed. These were developed based upon the Planning "P" in the October 2017 NIMS document.