Training & Exercises


Emergency Management hosts and conducts emergency management and community preparedness training for emergency management professionals, partners, and the public that help increase disaster resilience.

To view upcoming training hosted or conducted by Hamilton County Emergency Management, please see the calendar below. For more information about these classes, click on the link to each class on the calendar below. 

For additional questions related to training hosted or conducted by Hamilton County Emergency Management please call Jeremy Hooten at 317-770-8899.

NOTICE: Hamilton County Emergency Management is following federal, state, and local recommendations for social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We are postponing our outreach and training events. These events will be rescheduled at a later date. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. 

Training/Exercise Calendar  

Please note: Training available to the public will be posted to the calendar below, and noted as available to the public.

Registration for training events is required. 

Additional Training Offered by our Partners

Hamilton County Health Department
Indiana Department of Homeland Security Training Branch
FEMA Emergency Management Institute

What is a PSID?

A Public Safety Identification (PSID) is a unique, identifying number used by first responders in fire or emergency medical services. This number is used to track an individual’s enrollment in certification courses as well any certifications obtained.

Click here if you need to obtain or look up your Public Safety Identification (PSID) Information

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.

Click here if you need to obtain or look up your FEMA Student Identification Information


Exercises are conducted to validate current plans. Exercises may be facilitated as seminars, workshops, tabletops, drills, functional or full-scale, all following the Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program.

For information on upcoming exercises hosted or conducted by Hamilton County Emergency Management, please call 317-770-3381.