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Emergency Management Training Center

Exterior of Emergency Management Training CenterThe Emergency Management Training Center (EMTC) at Camp Ripley is the premier integrated emergency management and homeland security training center in the United States. It provides an environment conducive to facilitate multi-discipline, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional trainings and exercises. The facility is state-of-the-art and designed to build capabilities and capacity that ensure a secure and resilient future for Minnesota.


Camp Ripley is located at 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN, 56345. 
The map provides directions once inside the Camp Ripley Main Gate. The Emergency Management Training Center (EMTC) is Building 6-78 on the map, identified with a star.


If you are attending an HSEM sponsored course over the length of one day or, the class begins at 8:00 a.m. and you are travelling from a distance away, your name will automatically be submitted to Billeting for a room reservation.  HSEM will provide you with instructions on how to validate or cancel the room registration.   Estimated housing costs vary from $25 to $30 per night at Camp Ripley, depending on the lodging available. 
Check-In:  The Education Center Billeting Office, Building 6-76, is open until 11 p.m.  If you plan to arrive later than 11 p.m., please notify billeting ASAP at 320-616-3140. Your key will be left in the front lobby of the Education Center in the lock boxes.  Instructions are posted on how to obtain the key.  A courtesy call to the front desk is appreciated.  As a registered guest for that evening, you will be admitted entrance through the Main Gate. 

EMTC Facility Reservations

To reserve a room at the EMTC facility for training purposes, please email your completed reservation form (link to attached form:  Ripley_Request_2016) to to make arrangements. 
First priority users are emergency management, law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services and the military.  There is a 90-day pre-event window established for any non-emergency management discipline requests.  The EMTC reserves the right to reassign meeting space requests based on needs/priorities.
For more information regarding the EMTC contact Jim Krousey at (320) 616-2708 or email