Training

Training is an imperative requirement in emergency management. Training educates you about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact your area and trains you in basic disaster response skills, in such areas as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation
  • Planning & Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery & Restoration

You are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness because safety is everyone’s right and responsibility.

Continuing Education

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has presented a list that compiled all the universities and colleges that are offering emergency management courses. The list is broken down into Emergency Management Programs, Homeland Security Programs, and related programs. This is further divided into:

  • Doctoral Level
  • Masters Level Certificate Programs
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Bachelor-Level Concentrations, Minors
  • Associate Level
  • Stand Alone Certificate Programs
  • One or More Courses

You are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness because safety is everyone’s right and responsibility.

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

The primary purpose of this program is to apply the established CERT model to the college and university environment. Every campus community is a virtual “city within a city,” with many of the same challenges to public Environmental Health and Safety faced by any other community, but also some unique or special risks and vulnerabilities. Whether located in rural, urban or metropolitan areas, colleges and universities have large, diverse and multicultural populations of faculty, staff, and students on campus in residence halls and classrooms during the school year.

Research shows that colleges and universities across the country have experienced critical incidents, emergencies and disasters from a variety of man-made and natural hazards in recent decades. The list includes major fires, hurricanes, floods, hazardous materials incidents, civil disturbances, and domestic terrorist attacks against campus research facilities by environmental or animal rights extremist groups.

Training is given in the following subjects:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations—Parts 1 & 2
  • Light search and rescue operations
  • CERT organization
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Disaster simulation

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, visit the FEMA training website for more information.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal:

  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation

Monthly Active Shooter Training

These classes are for individuals who are interested in taking Active Shooter training. Training is limited to (20) persons per class. The class is scheduled for (2) hours in one day. Classes are offered on the last "Thursday" of every month. 

The following class dates are available from September 2019 - Feburary 2020. 

Click on the Active Shooter Training Registration Form .

Please submit one form per participant. Training can be taken once every (12) months.

Active Shooter Department Group Training

These are group classes for Departments interested in taking Active Shooter training. Training is limited to (40) persons per class. The class is scheduled for (2) hours in one day (e.g., total of 2 hours in full or (2) 1-hour classes which are divided into classroom and practice training).

Click on the Active Shooter Group Training Registration Form.

Please submit one form per participant until all participants for the group have been entered (e.g., enter the same training date for each attendee in the group). The training can be taken once every (12) months.