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Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s a Preparedness Training Bonanza!

Are you looking for ideas on activities you can undertake during National Preparedness Month? Check out these free online resources from FEMA. Below are clickable links to training that relates to preparedness and disaster response. These links will open in a new window. These courses are free and online so you can take them at your own pace.  The American Red Cross also offers a number of online or in-class courses that will help improve your families understanding and awareness of the recommended procedures for preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster. Visit the Red Cross to find out more information.

IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone helps participants define preparedness, describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness, identify community preparedness principles, describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities, identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program and identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.

The Preparedness Activities for Communities Everywhere Toolkit  (available in English and Spanish) can educate individuals about simple steps they can take to become more prepared.

Preparedness:
IS-22 - Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
IS-909 - Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
IS-394a - Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster


NIMS:
IS-100b - Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools
IS-200b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems
NIMS Resource Management
NIMS Communications and Information Management
NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
National Response Framework, An Introduction

Exercises:
IS-120a - An Introduction to Exercises
IS-130 - Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
IS-139 - Exercise Design

Professional Development Series
Exercise Design
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Emergency Planning
Leadership & Influence
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Developing and Managing Volunteers

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP):
Continuity of Operations Awareness Course
Introduction to Continuity of Operations
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager
Devolution Planning


The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services

EOC Management and Operations

Community Hurricane Preparedness

Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF 15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution

Basic Instructional Skills

Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk

Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

Implementing the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Developing and Managing Volunteers

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