Fostering training across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions is a core principle of emergency management on every level of government: federal, state and local. Each plays a critical role in the others’ success and it is through this collective effort that local communities are served.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports a variety of training courses in local communities across the United States by providing a national curriculum, classroom materials, instructors and certifications.
In addition to on-site instruction, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers independent study courses that are self-paced and designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public through their website. All independent study courses are offered free of charge.
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
For more information or to take any of the classes offered please visit:
Much in the same way that FEMA works to support the training needs of local jurisdictions, so too does the Training Unit for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Their central function is to coordinate the delivery of courses to the field for those in the emergency response community; primarily focused at county and municipal responders.
One of the strongest tools used to accomplish that mission is the State’s Training and Resources Activity Center or SERT TRAC. Essentially a calendar of events, SERT TRAC is a one-stop shop for responders to find upcoming training in their community, surrounding areas and across the state.
For more information or to learn about courses being offered in the State of Florida please visit:
http://trac.floridadisaster.org/trac/loginform.aspx Note: The courses listed on SERT TRAC are designed for those with an emergency response role
Download this quick tip sheet on how to create a SERT TRAC account and upload prerequisite certificates.
Brevard County’s Office of Emergency Management works with our partners from law enforcement, fire rescue, public works and a host of other governmental and non-governmental agencies to identify and address the overall training needs of our local first responder community.
Classes on all phases of emergency management are constantly being offered. Download this informational handout on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program, which offers guidance for the core courses for individuals involved in emergency management, law enforcement, fire rescue and response operations, which includes public health, public works, utilities, and skilled support personnel positions.
For information about our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and how to sign up please visit Brevard County Fire Rescue website