EMAC A-Team Training Course Summary

Course Title: EMAC A-Team Training Course

Course Description:
Familiarize learners with the EMAC A-Team's structure, functions, roles, responsibilities, and provide experience in the EMAC Operations System.  Upon successful course completion, learners will be qualified by NEMA to serve as members of A-Teams.

Target Audience:
Learners are nominated by state EMAC Coordinators (or ARs and DCs) to be members of their state's A-Team cadre, and are eligible to take the online course.  These individuals must have strong leadership skills and substantial knowledge about mutual aid and EMAC. Audience should be experienced, all-hazards personnel.

Successful Course Completion Criteria:

  • Complete the eight training modules in the eLearning Center
  • Complete the Course Assessment with a passing grade of 80%
  • Complete the Navigation Exercise
  • Complete the Final Exercise with a passing grade of 80%
  • Complete the Evaluation
  • Download Course Certificate

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the A-Team
  • Recognize the flexibility of the A-Team Typing Structure
  • List the types of A-Teams
  • Explain how EMAC Law applies to the A-Team
  • Define EMAC Operational Management
  • Explain how A-Teams fit into and coordinate within EMAC’s Operational Management
  • Identify the five EMAC Operational Components
  • Describe the National Coordinating State roles and responsibilities
  • Explain NEMA’s administrative functions and support for A-Teams
  • Identify NELT and RELT functions
  • Describe the EMAC Levels of Operation
  • List the Four Essential Functions and match the components with the corresponding responsibility
  • Summarize the qualifications of A-Team members and list recommended training
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the A-Team Leader and discuss A-Team Functions
  • Describe the importance of MRPs and MASS and pre-scripted mission assignments
  • Summarize the primary steps in the Activation Phase
  • List responsibilities of the Authorized Representative, Designated Contact and EMAC Coordinator
  • Explain how an event is created in the EOS
  • Describe EMAC law and Governor's Declaration requirement
  • Explain Situation Reports and their importance
  • Describe the creation of a Request in the EOS
  • Explain how Offers are made to that Request in EOS
  • Recognize the importance of a good cost estimate in the creation of offers
  • Compare and facilitate offers for mission suitability
  • Describe how the Resource Support Agreement (RSA) is legally binding
  • Demonstrate how the Requesting and Assisting States take the RSA to completion
  • Identify the actions of A-Teams in the three stages of the Response Phase
  • Recognize the responsibilities of Requesting and Assisting State A-Teams
  • Identify the purpose of the SITREP and describe its parts
  • Differentiate various reports and other products in the EOS
  • Explain how and why an amendment to an RSA should be done
  • Summarize the importance of communication processes between Requesting State A-Team and other stakeholders
  • Recognize the importance of accurate and fast submittal of expenses to the Resource Provider
  • Identify needed documentation for reimbursement
  • Outline EMAC reimbursement process and how states can recoup funds from FEMA
  • Identify best practices to help the Requesting State for the Reimbursement Process

Prerequisites: Before you can take the online A-Team Training Course in the eLearning Center, you will need to complete all of the pre-requisites in the eLearning Center (as listed below): 

  • The Practice and Implementation of EMAC
  • EMAC Pre-Event Preparation for Resource Providers
  • EMAC: Just in Time Training for Deploying Personnel
  • EMAC Bootcamp for Authorized Representatives Course
  • The National Guard and EMAC
  • EMAC Reimbursement for State Emergency Management

Teaching Methodology:

Blended approach incorporating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities.

Assessment:

Final Grade is based on three graded items:

  • Assessment of 38 questions requires 80% correct to pass
  • Navigation Exercise, complete to pass
  • Final Exercise requires 80% correct to pass

Amount of Contact Time (in hours) needed to effectively complete this course: This course is expected to take the average learner 12-16 hours to complete

How Do You Get Started?

We've made it easy to get A-Team Qualified by following these steps:
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Complete the A-Team Course Pre-Requisites

Before you can take the online A-Team Training Course in the eLearning Center, you will need to complete all of the pre-requisites (as listed below): 
  • The Practice and Implementation of EMAC
  • EMAC Pre-Event Preparation for Resource Providers
  • EMAC: Just in Time Training for Deploying Personnel
  • EMAC Bootcamp for Authorized Representatives Course
  • The National Guard and EMAC
  • EMAC Reimbursement for State Emergency Management
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Be Nominated by your State EMAC Coordinator

You will need to nominate by your State EMAC Coordinator. Once you are nominated NEMA will grant you access to the online EMAC A-Team Training Course in the eLearning Center.
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Complete the training and assessment in the eLearning Center

  • Complete the eight training modules in the eLearning Center
  • Complete the Assessment with a passing grade of 80%
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Complete the navigation exercise

Complete the navigation exercise and enter your findings in the eLearning Center.
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Complete the exercise in the EOS Sandbox

You will complete your Sandbox exercise in the EOS and enter information in the eLearning Center. Your exercise will be graded by NEMA and you score will be entered into the eLearning Center.
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Complete the course evaluation

Once you complete the course evaluation, you will unlock the Course Certificate!