NIMS (National Incident Management System) Training is required for all personnel who are directly involved in emergency management and all response organizations. This training allows local, state and federal responders to work together in response and recover from a disaster, either natural or man-made.
Below are the beginning training modules that will familiarize you with the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS). These links will take you away from this site and open a new window/tab with the training module on the FEMA website. From there you can go page by page and read through the training, or you can download a PDF or print the training materials.
SARTopo Maps Training Videos
The SARTopo Maps website is a free topographic (elevation) map service. The SARTopo website combines LIDAR and 3D scanning data with traditional online maps and map shading to provide accurate and easy to read topographic maps. Tyler County OEM uses this service to create accurate topographic maps for search and rescue operations and disaster planning, but the general public can also use the service to plan back country hikes or other outdoor activities where a topographic map would be helpful.
The following training links open popup videos that cover how to use various features of the SARTopo Maps website.
- How to Open SARTopo Online
- Logging in to SARTopo
- Configurations Menu
- Display Settings Intro
- Find Location on Map
- Create Hasty Sector Assignment
- Map Layer Selection
- Mixing Map Layers
- Save a Map
- Managing a Search with SARTopo
- Create LKP/LPS Marker
- Measure Menu - Take a Bearing - Estimate Area
- Creating Custom Icons
- Create Range Rings
- Importing from GPS
- Export to a GPS
- Cleaning up GPS Tracks
- Import GPX File
- Create a Folder
- Bulk Ops
- Printing the Team Assignment in SARTopo
- How to Quickly Print Free Maps with Caltopo (SARTopo)