Training and Exercise

The Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security develops a training and exercise schedule yearly to meet state, local and regional training and exercise needs as outlined in the training and exercise plan and the statewide strategic plan. The substance of training and exercises is developed through the identification of local and regional needs, the DEMHS statewide strategy, and federal guidance.


Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative (EPPI):

Since 2012, the Training and Exercise Unit of DEMHS has coordinated an annual statewide exercise known as the Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative (EPPI). The purpose of this initiative is to prepare state, tribal, local and private non-profit partners in Connecticut for natural and man-made disasters. Additional initiative information, including scenario archives can be found by clicking here.

Request a Transcript

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) training transcripts can be requested by submitting the transcript request form below to EMI. These requests should be submitted to

Training and Exercise Calendar


Training and Exercise Additional Resources

State Agency Training and Exercise Plan

State Agency Exercise Plan Fillable Forms

WebEOC Training

Periodically the DEMHS Training and Exercise unit holds training on the use of WebEOC, the State's disaster content management and workflow system. This comprehensive training session assists municipalities, state agencies, tribal government and other stakeholders in the proper WebEOC reporting practices and methods.

Local and Regional Training and Exercises

The DEMHS Training Unit provides key services to state, tribal local and private non-profit partners. These services include:

  • Local WebEOC Training
  • Local Training and Exercise Assistance
  • Local Courses
    • Citizen Corps- CERT training
    • School Security
    • Incident Command System (ICS) and Multi-Agency Command (MAC) including ICS 300 and ICS 400
  • Local Emergency Preparedness Training (Unified Command)