Welcome to the homepage for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), National Training and Education Division (NTED) serving the nation's first responder community.
NTED provide first responders with high-quality training that enhances their skills for preventing, protecting, responding to, and recovering from manmade and natural catastrophic events. NTED:
The mission of
is to provide first responders with high-quality training that
enhances their skills for preventing, protecting, responding to, and
recovering from manmade and natural catastrophic events.
National Training and Education Division (NTED), formerly the Training and Exercise Integration / Training Operations (TEI/TO) Training Division under
the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate was first organized in 1998 as the Department of Justice's Office for Domestic
Preparedness (ODP). As a result of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA), the DHS Preparedness Directorate merged with FEMA
and the new National Preparedness Directorate was formed. Legacy training organizations from the DHS Preparedness Directorate and FEMA were
consolidated under the umbrella of the newly created National Integration Center (NIC).
NTED provides tailored training to enhance the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to prepare for, prevent, deter, respond to, and
recover safely and effectively from potential manmade and natural catastrophic events, including terrorism. To date, NTED has delivered training
and broadcast information to over 2 million first responders.
Our training conforms to nationally recognized standards and adheres to the principles of both adult learning theory, including problem-based
learning, and Instructional System Design (ISD). In addition, training developed under the auspices of NTED undergoes a rigorous validation
process before delivery and is continuously assessed while training is delivered to the public. NTED training is increasingly being tested
and evaluated through state and local exercises to enhance further development of training courses.
DHS-FEMA-NPD-NTEDAttn: First/Last Name400 C Street S.W., 7th Floor SouthWashington, D.C. 20472-3600
Business Line: 855-336-2001