General Training Information

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5), Management of Domestic Incidents, requires all Federal departments and agencies to adopt the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and to use it in domestic incident management. The NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. On March 1, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the NIMS to provide a comprehensive national approach to incident management, applicable to all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. The NIMS document may be downloaded from the Department of Homeland Security web site or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web site.

TDEM Course Enrollment Process
TDEM uses an online training management system to better facilitate student course selection, enrollment, certificates and transcripts.  Professionals from all areas of emergency and disaster response and management are encouraged to access Preparing Texas to view training offered by TDEM and several federal and state partners. Registering on Preparing Texas and enrolling in a TDEM course is quick and easy. Student applications are processed online and the system generates an electronic message notifying the student of their status. Any changes to the student’s status will generate a new message. Students can review their enrollment status, upload profile information, view upcoming courses, print certificates, and view or print their transcript online at their convenience.

Contact your State Training Officer (STO) for a schedule of offerings. State Training Officer contact information is included below:

David Kenneweg
State Training Officer
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-7039 – Office / (512) 423-4094 – Mobile
Fax: (512) 424-5647

Chris Lickteig
State Training Officer
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2195 – Office / (956) 261-6503 – Mobile
Fax: (512) 424-5647

Vera Hughes
Training Unit Supervisor
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2197 – Office / (512) 215-1585 – Mobile

State Administrative Agency (SAA) Training Point of Contact (POC)
Paul Hahn, Jr.
State Training Officer
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2039 / (512) 632-5386
Fax: (512) 424-5647

Additional Training Resources