Emergency Management

Emergencies, disasters and crises are inevitable. Preparation, response, recovery and mitigation with competently delivered care during and after an event ensure greater resiliency for agencies, facilities, employees, and communities. FAU's International Center for Emergency Management Education (ICEME) delivers unique, hands-on, experiential training with practical application for regional professionals working in emergency management, public safety, public health, first response, emergency medicine, crisis and disaster management.

FAU’s ICEME is a partner with a major international hospital, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, in Israel, offering global expertise in emergency management training. The ICEME is also a point of delivery for FEMA certified courses, as a partner with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center in Hawaii. The ICEME also collaborates with the International Center for Trauma and Resilience (ICTR) to deliver Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience training, fully online.

Seminar Series for Business: Know Your Emergency Management (EM)

The ICEME holds regular networking and informational events for anyone interested in learning more about Emergency Management.

Mental Health for Trauma and Resiliency

With every emergency or crisis, a multitude of psychological impacts emerge across all demographics for both the public sector and first responder communities. In partnership with the International Collaboration on Trauma and Resilience (ICTR), FAU offers a fully online Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience training program, taught by traumatology and resilience experts. The six-module format delves into the dynamics and neurobiology of trauma and resilience, and the holistic approach; psychological first aid and trauma; pre-, during, and post-crisis resiliency training; spiritual resiliency, and humor first aid; innovative approaches to emotional care and coping; and the “Formation of Band of Brothers/Band of Sisters” for creating and maintaining community resilience and support groups.

Annual Intensive EM with Israeli and US Experts - postponed until SEP

The Intensive Emergency Management Training Certificate Program is designed to meet the expanding, sophisticated training and leadership development needs of South Florida’s public safety, public health, first responder, emergency, medical, nursing, EMT/paramedics, and disaster management professionals. Designed for professionals with several years of experience, participants will develop critical skills and broaden their leadership expertise to enhance our regional preparedness and quality of response to crises, natural and man-made, from hurricanes to MCIs and more.

Public Safety Leadership Development


The Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program consists of two tracks: Track One for newer supervisors and Track Two for experienced managers. Each track is a 4-day course designed for the next generation of South Florida public safety leaders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and supporting services. Participants will develop crucial leadership skills and behaviors that will enhance their own careers, their agencies, and the communities they serve.


ICEME is proud to partner with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) in Hawaii to deliver FEMA-Certified courses to our region, including:

AWR-228 Community Resilience
AWR-310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders
AWR-343 Hurricane Awareness
AWR-362 Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness
Coastal Hazards Awareness (FEMA certification pending)


Contact Us

For Public Safety Leadership Development:

Paige Garrido
Asst. Director Corporate Training
phone: (561) 297-4819

For all Emergency Management Training, including Mental Health for Trauma and Resilience:
Rebekah Dickinson
Chief Program Officer, International Center for Emergency Management Education
phone: 561.297.4680