State NIMS Coordinator
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security's Training and Exercise Division encompasses many aspects of preparedness, training, exercise, and response. OKOHS provides tailored training and exercises for Oklahoma responders to enhance the capacity of the state, as well as county and local jurisdictions to prevent, protect, respond and recover safely and effectively to incidents of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and all-hazard events.
Specifically, OKOHS training is designed to meet the varying needs of Oklahoma first responders. This includes training multiple jurisdictions and multiple disciplines, through an all-hazards approach at the awareness, performance and planning/management levels. OKOHS also focuses on employing the most appropriate mediums and vehicles for course delivery to the target audience. These venues include:
- Direct Delivery (In State)
- Resident Delivery (Out of State)
- Video Teleconferencing
- Computer-Based Training
- Web-Based Training (Future)
OKOHS uses local training providers, such as Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training (OSU-FST), and some out-of-state providers to deliver training. OKOHS also uses the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Training Consortium Partners, for specialized direct delivery courses in Oklahoma and in resident programs, both with no cost to responders. In addition, OKOHS has developed several state courses that endured a rigorous validation process before delivery and continuous assessment once training deliveries are initiated.
Over 2500 First Responders Trained in 2021!
Providing tailored training and exercises for Oklahoma’s first responders.
Oklahoma Regional Response System
The Regional Response System is managed within the Training and Exercise Division of OKOHS. All training needed for the Regional Response System is provided free of cost to the units. Training is provided through Oklahoma State University-Fire Service Training (OSU-FST).
For additional information regarding the training provided to the Regional Response System, please visit the OSU-FST's Events Calendar.
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is the principal vehicle through which Department of Homeland Security/FEMA National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) identifies, develops, tests and delivers training to state and local emergency responders. Most courses are available as a direct delivery in which instructors travel to Oklahoma and conduct courses. Resident delivery courses are also an option which involves the student traveling to the training site. With either delivery method, there is no cost for the instruction of the courses.
Visit the Consortium Training page for additional details.
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium has additional information on training and resources for emergency first responders, with an emphasis on rural areas.
EMI Position Specific TtT Opportunities
All Students applying for OKOHS In-State and Resident Courses must have their Student Identification Number with them in class. Click here for more information.
EMI 119-25-1 Application Form
**Please note: All Students applying for FEMA Courses must have their Student Identification Number on their application. Click here for more information.
National Fire Academy
Emergency Management Institute
Oklahoma State University-Fire Service Training