Training for and Responding to Emergencies

Training and Exercise Branch

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California Specialized Training Institute
The California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) continues to be the premier training venue in the State of California for the training of firefighters, police officers and emergency management personnel. The school is staffed by instructors who are recognized as some of the nation’s foremost experts in emergency management, counter terrorism, hazardous materials, criminal justice and crisis communications. The time you spend training at CSTI will significantly enhance your emergency response skills in your local community. I can assure you that you will become significantly better qualified to perform your duties as a result of your training at CSTI or conducted by CSTI in your local operational area. We are committed to protecting the lives of the citizens of California and ensuring the safety of all within our communities.

Training Division
The California Emergency Management Agency Training Division provides support to the First Responder community of California by providing training referrals, the coordinated delivery of training and training materials, partnerships with federal, state and local training providers.  The Training Division will ensure the most comprehensive access to training courses which enhance the capability to accomplish the critical mission areas of Prevent, Protect, Respond, Mitigate and Recover in support of the California statewide training strategy.

Exercise Division
Cal EMA Exercise Division develops, coordinates, and leads a statewide all-hazards Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to assist California in preventing, protecting, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from man-made and natural disasters.