To support and enhance the state’s preparedness by improving the job knowledge, skills and professionalism of the state’s first responders and other emergency management professionals.


TDEM offers a diverse curriculum of emergency management and hazardous materials training for Texas emergency responders, as well as state, local and regional officials and volunteer organizations active in disasters.

The following are state and federal websites listing courses that are used by our agency. These courses are available to both internal and external customers.

Preparing Texas – Students can browse, register for and manage their classes here. Search the TDEM catalog of over 1,000 courses available both in and out of the state.

FEMA – Emergency Management Institute (EMI)  Courses, schedules, programs and independent study training available through EMI.

Professional Development Series  Includes seven EMI independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the
emergency management profession.

National Preparedness Course Catalog  Courses for first responders.


Paul Hahn, Unit Supervisor
(512) 424-2039