Required In-Person Classroom Sessions

The next free training sessions will be held:


​Feb 28th / Mar 1st - Longview, Texas
  City of Longview
  933 Mobile Dr

 ​ Longview, 75606

The training will be in Longview's computer training lab so computers are provided. 

Click HERE to register.


March 29th - Farmers Branch, Texas (D/FW)

  City of Farmers Branch

  13000 William Dodson Pkwy

  Farmers Branch, 75234

​The training will require that everyone bring a laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license. If you need a temporary license for the training contact David Allen.
Note that this is not sufficient WiFi onsite to accommodate remote access back to your office to run software. Please request a license if you need one.

Click HERE to register.


April 12 - Austin, Texas

  Freese and Nichols training room

  10431 Morado Circle

  Austin, 78759

The training will require that everyone bring a laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license. If you need a temporary license for the training contact David Allen.
Note that this is not sufficient WiFi onsite to accommodate remote access back to your office to run software. Please request a license if you need one.

Click HERE to register.


Training classes follow this time schedule:
8:30 am to 11:50 am  - Lunch Break - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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Optional Web Apps Training:


This half-day training covers many of the web-based apps used for disaster response


Feb 28th / Mar 1st - Longview, Texas
  City of Longview
  933 Mobile Dr
 ​ Longview, 75606


The training will be in Longview's computer training lab so computers are provided. 
Click HERE to register.

March 29th - Farmers Branch, Texas (D/FW)
  City of Farmers Branch
  13000 William Dodson Pkwy
  Farmers Branch, 75234

​The training will require that everyone bring a laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license. If you need a temporary license for the training contact David Allen.

Click HERE to register.


April 12 - Austin, Texas
  Freese and Nichols training room
  10431 Morado Circle
  Austin, 78759


The training will require that everyone bring a laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license. If you need a temporary license for the training contact David Allen.

Click HERE to register.


Web App Training classes follow this time schedule:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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Optional Trailer Training:

This half-day training covers the use of the Tx EGRT equipment cache used for disaster response

Feb 28th / Mar 1st - Longview, Texas
  City of Longview
  933 Mobile Dr
 ​ Longview, 75606


The training will be in Longview's training center parking lot - no equipment is needed. 
Click HERE to register.



Student software licenses are available from David Allen if necessary.

for disaster mapping

If you are interested in becoming a Texas EGRT volunteer, it's free but you will need to do all of these things:


  • Complete these three FEMA courses (click the links to access the FEMA website)
  • Review the Tx EGRT Standard Operational Guidelines (Link Below)
  • Attend one of the free in-person Tx EGRT training classes 


Required FEMA Training Courses


IS-100.c: Introduction to Incident Command System

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-700.b: National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-103: GIS Specialist

   HINT: Use this link toaccess the course summary and use it during the test.

 

You may also want to have your Emergency Management Coordinator to take this course so that they will better understand the value of GIS in the EOC.

IS-922: Applications of GIS for Emergency Management (optional)

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.


Additional FEMA courses that you should consider taking:


IS-200.c: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents  (optional)

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-800.c: National Response Framework – An Introduction
   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.


When you receive the certificates from the FEMA classes, save them as PDF for your files. If you are deployed on a Federal level response you may be asked to show proof of completing the classes.