Maine Basic Emergency Manager (BEM) is a program that is intended to provide a "basic training" curriculum for local EMA Directors or those that aspire to enter the field of Emergency Management. This training is a combination of online and classroom courses and workshops. Upon completion of each level the respective County Emergency Manager will recognize the student with a completion certificate from the Maine Emergency Management County Director's Council.
Independent Study Courses
Instruction provided at no cost and done online through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
G Level Courses
Classroom or combination online/group sessions provided by the respective County Emergency Management Agency
In person workshops provided by the respective County Emergency Management Agency
- Student completes all required training courses as listed on curriculum guidance and requests recognition from County EMA Director.
- County EMA Director reviews student checklist and verifies completion of level.
- County EMA Director provides appropriate level of recognition, including certificate, and passes information onto the Maine Emergency Management County Directors Council (MEMCDC) professional development chairperson to be entered into the statewide database, managed by the council.
- Only when these benchmarks have been met would the student then be able to use the credentials of MBEM or MBEM-2. The MEMCDC is in the process of obtaining a service-mark for these credentials to ensure this.
|Level 1 – Director Orientation
|Local Damage Assessment
|Introduction to NIMS
|Introduction to Incident Command System
|Fundamentals of Emergency Management
|National Response Framework
|Emergency Operations & Reporting
|Damage Assessment & Reporting
|Level 2 – Practical Application
|Classroom or Combo Online/Group Session
Basic EOC Function AND participation in actual event/exercise at county level EOC activation
Emergency Planning WITH copy of a written Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Planning with a copy of written Emergency Operations Plan
|Introduction to Exercises or HSEEP (preferred) AND participation in an exercise
|NIMS Resource Management