Major Emergency Management Initial Response
The target group for Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training is personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.
Course Aims and Objectives
The aim of the MEMIR Training is to equip personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management of major emergencies. In addition, this programme also provides initial emergency management training for personnel who are undertaking a training and competence programme to progress to the role of an emergency response manager.
The objectives of the MEMIR Training are that delegates will be able to:
Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.
Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the training programme, and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.
The following modules and elements will be delivered:
Module 1: Theory of Major Emergency Management
Module 2: Practical Element of Major Emergency Management
There are no prerequisites for the MEMIR training programme.
The training provider is required to provide a minimum of two emergency scenario simulations per delegate. As a minimum, each delegate must role-play the Emergency Manager (EM) in at least two of the emergency scenario simulations.