Training and Exercise


Emergency Management hosts and conducts emergency management and community preparedness training for emergency management professionals, partners, and the public. Training and education provide the whole community with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to help people before, during, and after disasters. 

For additional information,  please call or email Shawn Miller, Training and Exercise Program Coordinator, 317-776-2699.

Additional Training Offered by our Partners

Indiana Department of Homeland Security Training Branch
Federal Emergency Management Agency - Emergency Management Institute
Texas A&M DHS Funded Training
New Mexico Tech Counterterrorism First Responder Training
Hamilton County Health Dept. Training Education

What is a PSID?

A Public Safety Identification (PSID) is a unique, identifying number used by first responders in fire or emergency medical services. This number is used to track an individual’s enrollment in certification courses as well any certifications obtained.

Click here if you need to obtain or look up your Public Safety Identification (PSID) Information

What is a FEMA SID?

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.

Why do I need a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

Click here if you need to obtain or look up your FEMA Student Identification Information


Exercises are conducted to validate current plans. Exercises may be facilitated as seminars, workshops, tabletops, drills, functional or full-scale, all following the Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program.

For information on upcoming exercises hosted or conducted by Hamilton County Emergency Management, please call or email Shawn Miller at 317-776-2699.