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The target audiences for courses delivered by CTOS are the 10 professional disciplines, as well as the private sector and citizens through its courses as identified by the DHS/FEMA National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) National Training and Education (NTED):

  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management Agencies
  • Fire Service
  • Hazardous Material Personnel
  • Public Works
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Health Care
  • Public Health

Over the years, the CTOS contribution to national preparedness has been substantial, training responders from all 50 states and each U.S. territory. Since September 11, 2001, more than 160,000 first responders have been trained, through direct delivery of CTOS curriculum by DHS-certified instructors and indirect delivery of course materials through Train-the-Trainer programs and web-based training. Today, the various CTOS programs meet the training and education needs of more than 15,000 first responders in state, local, and tribal governments each year.




              - - at a Glance - -
  • Realistic scenarios
  • Authentic ground zeros
  • High-hazard venues
  • Unique training opportunities
  • Training is completely safe, but is neither simulated nor virtual
  • Certified training programs designed by DHS and fully accredited
  • Classroom instruction in Las Vegas, NV
  • Practical “hands-on” training at the former Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)
  • Training supplied at no cost
  • Costs underwritten by DHS. All expenses paid for non-federal employees. To find out if your organization or agency is qualified, call 877.763.2867 or email ctosreg@nv.doe.gov