FEMA Disaster Training

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of self-study and classroom delivered courses related to emergency and disaster management. The following courses are available as either an online FEMA Independent Study class (see below) or a classroom-delivered course.

IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Who Should Take This Course: Disaster workers responsible for managing food preparation
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 8.0 hours, requires written examination
Link to the Independent Study Version of This Course
 
IS200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. IS-100 is a pre-requisite to the IS-200 course.
Who Should Take This Course: Disaster workers having a supervisory position in the Incident Command System or who are assigned to the Liaison function
Prerequisites: IS100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
Duration: 8.0 hours, requires written examination
Link to the Independent Study Version of This Course
 
IS700 National Incident Management System: An Introduction
This awareness level course designed to explain NIMS components, concepts and principles.
Who Should Take This Course: Disaster workers having a supervisory position in the Incident Command System or who are assigned to the Liaison function
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 3.0 hours, requires online examination
Link to the Independent Study Version of This Course
 
IS800 The National Response Plan: An Introduction
This is a comprehensive, interactive introduction to the new federal protocol for responding to incidents of national significance.
Who Should Take This Course: Disaster workers having a supervisory position in the Incident Command System or who are assigned to the Liaison function
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 3.0 hours, requires online examination
Link to the Independent Study Version of This Course

 

FEMA Independent Study

 

The Salvation Army encourages disaster workers to take advantage of FEMA's Independent Study Program. FEMA Independent Study courses are self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. Most of the courses require you to download and print the materials, others are interactive and can be taken directly over the internet. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. A certificate of achievement will be issued from EMI upon successful completion. The Salvation Army recommends the following disaster services courses for its workers:

IS-1 Emergency Manager
IS-22 Are You Ready? In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-240 Leadership & Influence
IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242Effective Communication
IS-275The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response & Recovery Activities
IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness
IS-700National Incident Management System: An Introduction
IS-701Mult-agency Coordination Centers (MACs)
IS-702 National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Public Information Systems
IS-800 The National Response Plan: An Introduction

 

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