The SEOC is currently at level: 3
MESSAGE: For COVID-19 Response
To Facilitate Emergency Management Training State-wide.
To improve, and sustain, the necessary competencies of State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT)
first responders and emergency management personnel in the preparation for, protection against,
mitigation of, response to, and recovery from, the potential effects of all types of catastrophic
events, and acts of terrorism.
The Alaska State-wide Preparedness Calendar is mostly used to schedule training events around
the state, by also includes other preparedness events. As training locations are confirmed, and
instructor staffs are secured, training events will be posted to this calendar. Please check this
calendar often as there is no schedule to update. The training calendar can be accessed at:
The Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) is a three-year plan that is updated as
needed, and revised annually during the Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW).
Every three years, the document undergoes a complete revision.
The MYTEP is available here.
The Training Section personnel can be contacted by telephone Monday-Friday at (907) 428.7021,
Contact us via email at: email@example.com
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is the lead federal agency in the development and
delivery of emergency management training. Training is provided to federal, state, local
government, volunteer, and private sector organizations to strengthen the American public and
enhance the core competencies across the nation.
The Independent Study Program (ISP) is a distance learning program that offers training, free of
charge, to the Nation’s emergency management network of Federal, SLTT governments; nongovernmental organizations; and the general public. It serves as both an alternative means to
deliver valuable training to the professional and volunteer emergency management community,
and an opportunity to improve public awareness and promote disaster preparedness nationally. A
complete list of available courses is located at: https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
EMI provides resident course training to Federal, SLTT, volunteer, public, and private sector
officials to strengthen emergency management core competencies for professional, career-long
training. Resident training can be conducted at NETC or at offsite locations throughout the
country, including FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama, and the
FEMA Logistics Center in Frederick, Maryland. Courses can also be conducted through video
teleconference, or Adobe Connect. Regardless of training venue, all completion certificates will be issued from EMI. Schedule information for resident courses can be found at:
A significant portion of EMI’s training is conducted by state emergency management agencies and
identified by the EMI-developed/state-delivered G course code. EMI develops and maintains the
curriculum while the states tailor the courses to their communities and provide state-level completion
The National Training and Education Division (NTED) draws upon a diverse group of training
providers, also referred to as training partners, to develop and deliver NTED approved training
courses. These training providers include the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
(NDPC), the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), and the Naval Postgraduate
School (NPS), among others. Course completion certificates will be issued by the training provider.
To learn more about NTED and the available course, please visit their website at:
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Mr. Michael "Mike" Sutton was appointed as acting director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) within the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on December 11, 2017. He was appointed Deputy Director on June 5, 2015.
Mr. Sutton started his career with the State of Alaska in November of 2005. Mike was the Exercise Program manager in the DHS&EM Preparedness Branch where he planned, coordinated, executed and evaluated the largest homeland security exercise in Alaska's history - Alaska Shield 07.
Following a highly successful exercise and after more than 28 years of public service, Mr. Sutton ventured into the private sector and started his own business. As president of Alaska's leading veteran-owned emergency management consulting firm, he won contracts for developing an Emergency Operations Plan for the National Science Foundation's Antarctic outpost at McMurdo Station, writing the Alaska Catastrophic Response Plan for FEMA Region X, creating the first Regional Tribal Response Plan for FEMA, and updating emergency operations plans for dozens of Alaska's borough's and communities.
Mr. Sutton retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 25 years of service with over 2,400 hours in the F-4E and RC-135 aircraft.
Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University graduating in 1978, and completed post-graduate work in Leadership, Management, and Cultural Diversity. Mr. Sutton is a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer's School, completed Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of Armed Forces Staff College.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and can be found on most weekends with his wife Alisha on one of Alaska's many hiking trails or on their boat out in Prince William Sound. They have 3 grown children and live in Anchorage, Alaska.
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