Training and Exercises











YCEMA hosts trainings and exercises for all 29 municipalities in York County, first responders, and other agencies. Trainings and exercises help to prepare agencies for various emergency situations, incidents, and disasters. 


Upcoming Trainings 

Advanced Incident Command Systems (ICS 400)

Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents


Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


York County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training seminar on the Advanced Incident Command for Public Safety Chief Officers. Prior completion of the ICS 100 – 300 series is a prerequisite for attendance to this program. This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS) for NIMS compliancy at the state, county, local government, and tribal level.

At the end of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Explain how major incidents pose special management challenges.

  • Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.

  •  Describe the circumstances in which multiagency coordination systems are established.


Selection Criteria: Class size is limited.  The target audience for this course includes full time senior chief personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity at a multi jurisdiction, multi day incident or event. This includes individuals who may serve as Incident Commander or as members of the Command or General Staff, Area Command, or multiagency coordination entity/Central Management. 


This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400.


Course Location: The course will be held virtually on Zoom. Classes will run as stated above. Breaks will be provided. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the student.


Sign up deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, by 4 PM 

For interested applicants, please complete the FEMA training application found here:


Return completed applications via email to


Minimum class size 10 students or class will be cancelled. Class is limited to 20 students.

For more information or questions, contact the Training and Response Coordinator, Caitlin Lipert.



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