- Incident Management
- Operational Planning
- Disaster Logistics
- Emergency Communications
- Service to Disaster Victims
- Continuity Programs
- Public Disaster Communications
- Integrated Preparedness
- Hazard Mitigation
Class titles include:
- Intro to Hazardous Materials
- A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance
- Animals in Disasters
- Diversity Awareness
- Orientation to FEMA Logistics
- Multihazard Planning for Childcare
- Household Hazardous Materials
- Workplace Violence Awareness
- Livestock in Disasters
There are many more interesting classes available – here’s the complete list: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx. And did I mention they’re online, self-paced and free? There is a final exam at the end of each one, but you’ll feel more confident in your ability to handle disasters once you’ve aced the class. If you’re considering a career change, these classes can also help you move into a career as an emergency management professional.
If you’re already working as an emergency management professional, the Professional Development Series offers seven independent study courses that teach the fundamentals of emergency management.
There are a few application guidelines – you must be a U.S. citizen although there are a limited number of international seats available for each class. Also, classes fill up so you want to note the registration deadlines.
The Emergency Management Institute also offers on-site and remote classes if you’d like to attend on-campus.
For a full course and schedule list, go to http://training.fema.gov/EMICourses/.