Major Emergency Management Initial Response Training
Aim & Objective (Overview)
MEMIR Training provides personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management of major
emergencies. This programme also provides initial emergency management training for personnel who are undertaking a training and competence
programme to progress to the role of an emergency response manager.
The objectives of the MEMIR Training are that delegates will be able to:
a) Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
b) Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm
has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.
c) Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
d) Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the
training programme, and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.
The Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training is directed towards individuals who are either designated as being in charge of, are
members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.
There are no prerequisites for the MEMIR training programme.
The optimum ‘contact time’ for the Major Emergency Management Initial Response Training programme is 26 hours (3.5days).
Module 1 Theory of Major Emergency Management
Element 1.1 Major Emergencies
Element 1.2 The Emergency Manager
Element 1.3 The Emergency Command Centre Facilities and Information Management
Element 1.4 Pre-planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness
Element 1.5 Dealing with Stress
Module 2 Practical Elements of Major Emergency Management
Element 2.1 Assessing the Situation
Element 2.2 Taking Effective Action
Element 2.3 Maintaining Communications
Element 2.4 Delegating Authority
Element 2.5 Managing Self and Team
Method of Assessment of Performance
Evaluation of delegates will be by continuous observation of their performance during their tenure(s) as EM, each based around a major incident chosen
from the following:
(a) Type A – a major emergency that is readily controllable if managed appropriately.
(b) Type B – a major emergency which could escalate if not controlled.
(c) Type C – a major emergency that the EM is unable to control leading to a full evacuation of the facility.
QISC approved certification valid for 2 years.
All personnel who participate in practical activities specified in this standard must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. All students will
be asked to complete a Qatar International Safety Centre standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.
Venue (Training Location)
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate 9, Street 45
Salwa Industrial Area
PO BOX 23651
Dates & Cost
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220