The Local Government Training Matrix

Purpose: This matrix provides guidance for emergency management training for specific positions within a local jurisdiction.

Contact information: We welcome recommendations for revisions and/or additions to this matrix. Please email your recommendations to Eva Edwards or DJ DesJardin.

Instructions: Click on the job title to view the recommended training for each position. A direct link is provided for all online courses. For all other courses, you may visit the various websites for the national training partners to determine where and how to apply for training.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  • CERT Manager (New*)
  • CERT Team Member (Volunteer) (New*)

Emergency Management Training and Exercise

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Exercise Practitioner
  • Lead Instructor
  • Master Trainer
  • Other Training and Exercise Personnel
  • Unit Instructor

Environmental and Hazardous Materials Response (All new positions*)

  • Environmental Cleanup (DEC)
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Tank Car Specialty
  • Cargo Tank Specialty
  • Intermodal Tank Specialty
  • Marine Tank and Non-Tank Specialty
  • Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Specialty
  • Flammable Gases Bulk Storage Specialty
  • Radioactive Material Specialty
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
  • Hazardous Materials Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Safety Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Assistant Safety Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Group Supervisor
  • Entry Leader
  • Decontamination Leader
  • Site Access Control Leader
  • Safe Refuge Area Manager

Local Community

  • Local Business Owner/Organization (New*)
  • Local Community Member (New*)

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

  • LEPC Administration
  • LEPC Chair
  • LEPC Members

Local First Responders

  • Community Health Aide/Practitioner (create link to established position)
  • Change “Emergency Services Dispatcher” to: Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Lead (New*)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (New*)
  • Fire Chief
  • Firefighter
  • Change “Aero Medical Evacuation Services” to: Medical Evacuation Personnel
  • Change “Law Enforcement Chief” to: Police Chief
  • Change “Law Enforcement Officer” to: Police Officer
  • Search & Rescue Supervisor (New*)
  • Search & Rescue Team Member (New*)
  • Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) (New*)

Local Emergency Management

  • CERT Manager (create link to established position)
  • Community Emergency Coordinator (create link to established position)
  • Donations & Volunteer Manager (create link to established position)
  • Emergency Manager
  • Facility Emergency Coordinator
  • Incident Management Team (IMT) (create link to section)
  • Interpreters and translators (New*)
  • Mass Care Coordinator (New*)
  • Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • Public Works Director (create link to established position)
  • School Superintendent (link to “School Administrator (Superintendent)” in School section below)
  • School Principal (link to “School Principal” in School section below)
  • Various (or all) Local Government (create link to below section) Personnel

Local Government

  • Airport Manager
  • Animal Control (New*)
  • Borough/City/Village Administrator/Manager (New*)
  • Borough/City/Village Clerk (New*)
  • Borough/City/Village Council Member (New*)
  • Building Inspector (New*)
  • Harbor Master
  • Floodplain Manager (New*)
  • Change “Elected State and Local Officials” to: Mayor/Chief
  • Mitigation Manager (New*)
  • Planning Director (New*)
  • Public Works Director
  • Public Works Personnel

Local Mass Care Management

  • Mass Care Coordinator (New*)
  • Feeding Operations Manager (New*)
  • Human Services Manager (New*)
  • Emergency Health Services Manager (New*)
  • Family Reunification Manager (New*)
  • Public Safety Manager (New*)
  • Transportation Manager (New*)
  • Mass Care Recovery Manager (New*)

Local School

  • Update “School Administrator” to: School Administrator (Superintendent)
  • School Maintenance
  • School Nurse (New*)
  • School Principal (New*)
  • School Security (New*)
  • Change “School Teaching Staff” to: School Teacher

Local Volunteer and Donations Management

  • Volunteer & Donations Manager (New*)
  • Volunteers (New*)

Public Health

  • Public Health Director
  • Community Health Aide/Practitioner
  • Medical Facility Administration
  • Medical Facility Admissions
  • Medical Facility Ancillary Services
  • Medical Facility Clinic Staff
  • Medical Facility Emergency Manager
  • Medical Facility Physician
  • Medical Facility Support Services
  • Medical Facility Triage—ED
  • Other Medical Facility Staff