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Training & Exercise

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The Division's training and exercise program facilitates, supports and coordinates statewide training and disaster exercise opportunities with quality educational programs and instructors. Training opportunities range from catastrophic disasters to routine emergencies including:

  • management level,
  • Incident Command System (ICS);
  • performance based training,
  • reality based training, and
  • awareness level.  

State Training Contacts

All DHSEM training specialists can be contacted through the training program email at CDPS_DHSEM_TRAINING@state.co.us

Lynn Bailey, Program Manager and State Training Officer

Jen Waters, Internal Training and Exercise Specialist

Regional Exercise and Training Program Specialist Contacts

Colleen Gadd

San Luis Valley, South, South Central, Southwest, and West Regions

Nowell Curran

Northwest, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast Regions

Registration Process

COTrain provides information and registration for training courses offered by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Host a Course

To host a course in your Jurisdiction please complete the Course Coordination Form and submit it by email to your regional training and exercise specialist point of contact.  The form must be received no later than 90 days prior to the requested course deliver date. 

*Please note that in order to use the fillable form function you must first download the form to your computer and then complete each section.





Wetmore Fire


Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding


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