The following online FEMA training modules will help prepare you to respond to emergencies and disasters. Each module is completed by taking a test on-line. A score of 75% is needed to pass. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be sent via e-mail. You may print these certificates for your records. Volunteers who participate in WeCare Disaster Response trips will need to submit copies of their certificates.
Online Training Modules:
Online FEMA modulescan be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx
IS-22: Are You Ready?
An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive. (1.0 CEUs)
IS-100.a: Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
As an introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), this course 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).
IS-200.a: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200 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. (0.3 CEUs)
IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernment organization to work together during domestic incidents. (0.3 CEUs)
IS- 800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
This course is intended for government executives, private- sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials- those who have a responsibility to provide for effective response. This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles for the National Response Framework. At the end of this course, you will be able to describe:
The purpose of the National Framework.
The response doctrine established by the National Response Framework.
The roles and responsibilities of entitles as specified in the National Response Framework.
The actions that support national response.
The response organizations used for multiagency coordination.
How planning relates to national preparedness. (0.3 CEUs)
IS-317 Course Overview
"Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams", IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion and .8 CEU's from the Independent Study Office.
IS-317 can also be taken here: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/training_mat.shtm
The IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by a local government agency such as the emergency management agency, fire or police department.