Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance™ (ERHMS™) Online Training Course


Launch Training:
Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance™ (ERHMS™) Online Training Course

Launch Glossary:
The ERMHS™ Glossary is a list of key terms that are used in the ERHMS™ training course.

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) Online Training Course.

Program Description

This educational offering is to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, referred to as the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance™ (ERHMS™) system, which includes specific recommendations and tools for all phases of a response, including the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases.

This training is only being offered as an informational training. No continuing education credits or certificates will be provided upon completion of the course.


At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. List and describe the steps in the ERHMS process.
  2. Describe pre-deployment activities including rostering, training, and pre-deployment health screening.
  3. Describe how to perform monitoring and ongoing assessment of responders during emergent events.
  4. Describe how to capture data to identify which responders would benefit from medical referral and long-term health surveillance.
  5. Select and implement strategies to prevent or detect disease in the target population.


  • Sherry Burrer, DVM, MPH-VPH, DACVPM, Epidemiologist
  • Alice Shumate, PhD, MPH, Deputy Associate Director

Target Audience

Emergency managers, emergency responders, medical personnel, health and safety representatives, epidemiologists


  • ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
  • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

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